Monday, February 16, 2015

San Francisco Political Events - February 16th to February 23, 2015.

Photo taken by Moses Rivas

February 16, 2015 -  Monday

President's Day 

Middle Polk Neighborhood Association - Julie Christensen
When:  February 16, 2015 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:  St. Paulus Lutheran Church, 1541 Polk Street, San Francisco
What:  Middle Polk Neighborhood  Association - monthly meeting.  Main speaker will be Julie Christensen, the new District 3 Supervisor.  Julie Christensen will be discussing how she can help the Neighborhood, District 3 and the City.

February 17, 2015 - Tuesday

Gray Panthers of San Francisco - Carol Ruth Silver - Freedom Rider Diary
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
Where:  Fireside Room Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What:  Gray Panthers of San Francisco - Carol Ruth Silver will read from her recently published memoir "Freedom Rider Diary" winner of this year's Eudora Welty Prize.  She will share her experiences as  a twenty-two-year old college graduate who left New York City to join the Freedom Riders on one of the historic rides to desegregate the buses in the South.  Her participation in this nonviolent civil disobedience led to her arrest and imprisonment in the infamous Mississippi Parchment Prison Farm for 40 days.  Event sponsored by Gray Panthers of San Francisco

San Francisco Youth Commission -  Special 
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
5:15 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
 Commissioners - Jillian Wu, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Rosa Chen, Emily Guo, Luis Avalos Nunez, Precious Listana, Joyce Wu, Noah David, Alex Berliner, E'mani Davis, Joshua Cardenas, Michel Li, Anna Bernick, Sophie Edelhart, David Zheng

San Francisco Women's Political Committee - February Happy Hour and Board Election at Lexington Bar
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Lexington Bar, 3464 19th Street, San Francisco
What:  Join SFWPC's first Happy Hour of the year.  They will be bidding farewell to the Lexington Bar (closing in March) and voting on the 2015 Board of Directors.  Discuss the agenda for 2015, meet new friends and pay tribute to an SF institution.  

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - General Membership Meeting
When:  February 17, 2015 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club -  get a full recap on the status of CleanPowerSF and vote to approve the PAC's motion to demand rate setting and program implementation now.  
  Revisit the discussion from BlackLivesMatter panel and help identify next steps for our Cub, community and individuals.  

February 18, 2015 -  Wednesday

 Support SF Teachers - Teach Acceptance Candlelight Vigil
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
What:  Teach Acceptance Candlestick Vigil.  Peaceful vigil in support of faculty, staff, and administrators opposing Archbishop Cordileone's proposed changes to contracts and handbooks.
Please dress in black.  
Source:  Facebook events

Community Housing Partnership - 25th Anniversary Kick-Off - Happy Hour
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  The Hall SF, 1028 Market Street, San Francisco
What:  25th Anniversary Kick-Off Happy House - Community Housing Partnership.  Dedicated to helping the homeless rebuild their lives.  Special performance by Emily Zisman on vocals and acoustic guitar.  Casual conversation, drinks and light appetizers.

San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - General Meeting
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What:  San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - General Meeting.  Agenda includes:
Panel discussion "History of Queer Latino Politics".
TAJA's Coalition
22nd and Mission fire
Mission Playground update
Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Institute
Prop 13 presented by Evolve CA
Eric Guerra Sacramento City Council update

14 Mission Rapid Project Open House
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
What:  14 Mission Rapid Project Open House . Provide your input on what pedestrian safety and transit reliability improvements you think would work best for the Mission community and transit riders on the 14 Mission, 14L Mission Limited and 49 Mission/Van Ness.

Elections Commission
When:  February 18, 2015 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 408, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Christopher Jerdonek, Jill Rowe, Charles Jung, Richard Matthews, Rosabella Safont, Winnie Yu

February 19, 2015 - Thursday

Recreation and Park Commission
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Mark Buell, Allan Low, Gloria Bonilla, Tom Harrison, Meagan Levitan, Eric McDonnell, Maggie Wei

Tenants Together - Happy Hour
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Mr. Smith's, 34 7th Street, San Francisco
What:  Hang out with housing justice activists and advocates, and swap ideas in the fight for renters' rights.
No-Host Event
Information:  tenants

Plaza 16 Coalition - Community-Wide Meeting
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where:  The Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 1661 15th Street and Julian Street, San Francisco
What:  Get the latest updates on the proposed Maximus development at 16th Street and Mission.  
Help launch a collaborative community process for developing a positive, community-centered alternative vision for development at 16th and Mission.
Find out how you can get involved with the Coalition and help determine the strategy and help lead the action for the Coalition in 2015.

Happy Hour for Home-Grown Clean Energy
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Virgil's Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Happy Hour  hosted by Sierra Club, I Heart Clean Power SF  Meet up with your fellow climate activists and enjoy a beer or a special CleanPowerSF-themed cocktail while sharing ideas for San Francisco's 100% clean energy future.  

City Democratic Club - David Latterman
When:  February 19, 2015 - Thursday
7:30 p.m.
Where:  Chancellor Hotel, Clipper Room, 433 Powell Street, San Francisco
What:  City Democratic Club welcomes David Latterman - Principal of Fall Line Analytics back for an informative rundown of the recent election and upcoming trends.  

February 20, 2015 - Friday

David Chiu - Assembly District 17 District Office Open House
When:  February 20, 2015 - Friday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  State of California Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14300,  San Francisco
What:  Join Assemblymember David Chiu and his staff as they celebrate the opening of the new AD17 San Francisco District Office in the Hiram Johnson State Building, San Francisco
Chief of Staff - Judson True - based in Sacramento
District Staff:
Jen Kwart - District Director
Aaron Seth Kahn - Field Representative
Capitol Staff:
Eric Guerra - Legislative Policy Director
Yong Salas, Senior Legislative Aide
Samantha Roxas, Legislative Aide
Samantha Seng, Legislative Aide
Beth Dacumos,  Scheduler
Information:  San Francisco 415-557-3013

February 23, 2015 - Monday

Ethics Commission
When:  February 23, 2015 - Monday
5:30 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners:  Brett Andrews, Beverly Hayon, Benedict Hur, Peter Keane, Paul Renne

San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015
When:  February 23, 2015 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  City Hall, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience 2015. Expressions through music, art, dance and Cuisine sponsored by Supervisor London Breed and Supervisor Malia Cohen.
Business Attire .  Hosted Wine and Verges, Live entertainment and art.  

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