Wednesday, October 28, 2009

District 8 Town Hall Meeting - "Legacy seat"

Tuesday night I attended District Eight Town Hall meeting at Magnet, a gay men's health outreach center on 18th Street.

The "big four" Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan, Laura Spanjian and Scott Wiener were all in attendance. It has been less than a week since their first meeting, overall their presentation was even better than last week. The meeting was moderated by the Director of Magnet - Steve Gibson. The audience listened intently and there were some interesting questions:

Halloween in the Castro - all agreed that something could happen in the future, but it would have to be well planned, supervised and "organic".

Supervisor Campos' Sanctuary Legislation - Rafael Mandelman, Laura Spanjian and now Rebecca Prozan have all endorsed the legislation. Scott Wiener would vote no because of "public safety issues". Rafael Mandelman said "Scott Wiener is exactly wrong and Laura Spanjian is exactly right" on sanctuary question.

Who did you support - August Longo or Chris Daly for Region 4 - Assembly Districts 12, 13, and 19.? Wiener and Prozan supported August Long - Spanjian and Mandelman supported Christ Daly

Do you support Whole Foods and Trader Joe's going in on Market Street? All agreed before these two stores open up that the issues of traffic and parking need to be resolved.

Do you support Assemblyman Tom Ammiano marijuana legislation legalizing and taxing marijuana? All four said yes.

As Rebecca Prozan said, District 8 is a "legacy seat". She is right. This is going to be a tough race - one year away....

Laura Spanjian -
Rebecca Prozan -
Scott Wiener -
Rafael Mandelman -

Big Four: Mandleman, Spanjian, Wiener , Prozan
Scott Wiener
Rafael Mandelman
Laura Spanjian
Rebecca Prozan

October 28, 2009 - Wednesday

*San Francisco Police Commission Meeting
When: October 28, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Off agenda:
Chief's Report - Public Comment, Update on significant policing efforts by Department members.
Information: 415-553-1667

African American Education Think Tank
When: October 28, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Revere Anna E. Walden/Bayview Library, San Francisco
What: Valerie Higgins, Outreach Coordinator for Parents for Public Schools will speak as they launch the African American Education Think Tank. This is a network of parents working together to ensure quality schools in San Francisco for all children. Discussion on what the needs are and how we can best serve the African-American community.
RSVP by October 26th, dinner will be provided to all attendees.

Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club - Supervisor Bevan Dufty
When: October 28, 2009 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, 2nd Floor Library, Room 209, San Francisco
What: Wine and Cheese Reception with Supervisor Bevan Dufty and General Membership Vote.
There will also be a vote for the election of officers and board members of Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club and approval of the Board's recommendations for the November 3rd election.
The Club's PAC and Nominating Committee have made the following recommendations:
Election of Officer and Directors:
Club Officers:
President: Jason Porth
Vice President , Membership: Sandy Hartman
Vice President, Political Action: Igor Lotsvin
Vice President, Programs: Lisa Shell
Treasurer: Jason Carls
Secretary: Michele Sahl
Club Board Members:
Jessica Albert, Jeremy Benjamin, Casey Berman, Robin Brasso, Valerie Demicheva, Jared Giarrusso, Rene Golanty Kohl, Jerry Hersh, Hene Kelly, David Latterman, Rebecca Prozan, Carrie Rice, Jack Ross, Richard Rothman, Matt Tuchow, Ben Tulchin, Mark Weinberger, Melissa White, Andi Wickman
Treasurer: Jose Cisneros
City Attorney: Dennis Herrerra
Ballot Propositions:
Prop A - Budget Process: Yes
Prop B - Board of Supervisors Aides: Yes
Prop C - Candlestick Park Naming Rights: No Position
Prop D - Mid-Market Special Sign District: Yes
Prop E - Advertisements on City Property: Yes
Any member of the Club in good standing may cast a vote. If you have been a Club member in the past, but have not paid your dues for our 2009-2010 year, you may pay your dues at the Open House and then cast a vote.

San Francisco Democratic Party - Monthly Meeting
When: October 28, 2009 - Wednesday
7 p.m.
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco
What: Agenda includes public comment, Chair's report, Treasurer's report, fundraising, new business.

October 29, 2009 -Thursday

*Legislative Update: Children, Youth, and Families
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: 1099 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco
What: C.L.A.E.R. Project, in conjunction with Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth will be holding a discussion regarding upcoming legislation that affects low-income children and their families. Overview of Budget Process and Advocacy, Upcoming Legislation.
Legislative update session is a part of a monthly series sponsored to bring heightened education to both the residents and service providers in the 94134 and 94124 zip codes.
RSVP 415-333-3017

Latino Educators for John Rizzo
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: 84 Berkeley Way, San Francisco
What: Reception/fundraiser for the Trustee's reelection. City College of San Francisco Latino Educators and Students invite you to a reception and fundraiser in support of John Rizzo's reelection to CCSF Board of Supervisors.

Presidio Parkway Project Meeting
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Self-Help for the Elderly, 408 22nd Avenue @ Geary Avenue, San Francisco
What: Community meeting to help residents learn about the upcoming construction of the Presidio Parkway. Closure from November 2009 - 2013 of the off-ramp from northbound Doyle Drive to southbound Park Presidio/Highway1.

9500 Liberty - Bay Area Premier and Cocktail Reception
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sundance Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco
What: West Coast premiere of documentary chronicling the immigration culture war that tore apart a suburban DC community.
6 to 7 p.m. - Cocktail reception to raise funds for the film's completion. $30
7 to 9 p.m. - Screening - $15.
Hosting organizations: Citizen Hope, NDN, Networks Nation.
Participating organizations: Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Asian Business League of SF, Asia Society, CAAM, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Hyphen Magazine, Presente and Screening Liberally

HANC - Park Branch Library 100th Birthday Party
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Park Branch Library,1833 Page Street, San Francisco
What: 100th Birthday Party as it closes for a Year's Renovation.

San Francisco Beautification Awards
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
What: Dinner, silent auction, Awardee and Member Celebration.
  • La Playa Pocket Park
  • ClementinaCares
  • Piers 1 1/2, 3 & 5
  • The Passage of Prop J (2008)
  • Brian O'Neill, in Memoriam
World Music sound of Freddy Clarke's Wobbly World
General Admission: $60. Celebration, $200.

Beyond Marriage
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: LGBT Community Center, Ceremonial Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: LGBT Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission invites the public to participate in a forum to discuss how to recognize alternative kinship structures among people who are not related by blood or legal adoption.
Cathy Sakimura, Staff Attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights
Alice Kessler, Government Affairs Director for Equality California
Judy Appel, Executive Director of Our Family Coalition
Comments by:
Mark Leno, California State Senator, 3rd District
Tom Ammiano, California State Assemblymember, 13th District
David Campos, Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Theresa Sparks, Executive Director of the SF Human Rights Commission
YOU, member of the public with experience in non-spousal alternative families
What kinds of non-spousal alternatives families exist?
What obstacles or legal hurdles exist for these relationships?
What can be done to support alternative families through legal and other means?

*Community Planning
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 416, San Francisco
What: Tell the City and County of San Francisco how to spend $200 million in federal funds over the next five years. San Francisco's 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2010-2011 Action Plan
Information: 415-701-5500

"Unmasked" GLBT Historical Society 2009 Gala
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: First annual Halloween Gala. Fundraiser to help GLBT Historical Society commitment to collect, preserve, and share the history of GLBT.
Specials guests:
  • Dykes on Bikes
  • The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
  • Bevan Dufty
  • Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Women's Building
  • Daniel Bao
  • Mark Rhoades
Sponsors and Hosts:
Gold Mask: Rose Lane Villas & Old Town Manor, Key West, Toad Hall & The Badlands, Trigger & Lime, Twirl Management
Silver Mask: AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, Joshua Alexander, CMT, John Bell & Jason Spicer, Denise Bellotti, Gerard Koskovich, Chris Lewis & Todd Reasinger, Bob Michitarian & Michael Hauptman, Q Bar, red70 Productions, Sterling Art Services
Gold Host: Ray Brizendine, Darryl Carbonaro, Chandler Framing, Terence Kissack & Mark Coleman, Bruce La Bruce, Peter Lundberg, Sterling Bank and Trust/Seligman Family Foundation, Under Glass Custom Framing
Silver Host: The Beverly Wilshire, Cambria Pines Lodge, Katie Gilmartin, Hotel Carlton, Steve Gibson, The Kimpton Group, Henry Lucero & Derek Martin, Ruth Mahaney, Manresa, MonBleu Resort, Daniel Nicoletta, Renoir Hotel, Russian River Resort, Eric Shwabel Lee Ann Slinkard, Margaret Wu
Bronze Host: Beach Blanket Babylon, Diesel, Frameline, Jungle Red Salon, The Magazine of San Francisco, Rainbow Vision, The Woods Resort at the Russian River
Donation: $100. at the door

North Beach Pub Crawl with Supervisor David Chiu
When: October 29, 2009 - Thursday
7 p.m.
Where: Starts Church Key, 1402 Grant Avenue, San Francisco
What: Pub Crawl with Supervisor David Chiu, the people who live there, and three of the the fine drinking establishments that call it home:
7 to 8 p.m.: Church Key, 1402 Grant Avenue, San Francisco - Massive beer selection - dollar off select beers
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.: 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo Place, San Francisco - Delicious food and avant-garde mixology
9 p.m. and beyond: Tosca, 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco - Hot Chocolate and old world cocktails

October 30, 2009 - Friday

*Bike to Work with Supervisor Eric Mar
When: October 30, 2009 - Friday
8 a.m.
Where: Velo Rouge Cafe, Arguello & Cabrillo

*San Francisco Labor Council - Trick or Treatment
When: October 30, 2009 - Friday
11 a.m.
Where: CIGNA, 1 Front Street, San Francisco
What: It's time to put an end to insurance company tricks. Tell Congress to pass REAL healthcare reform NOW! Bring a mask or wear a costume.
Information: Amber Parrish amber@sflaborcouncil

*Launch of Art in Storefronts in the Bayview
When: October 30, 2009 - Friday
4 p.m.
Where: 4900 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Unveiling of four installations in the Bayview. Youth jazz group Pop Lyfe will perform.

Excelsior Community Halloween Fest
When: October 30, 2009 - Friday
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Excelsior Youth Center, 163 London Street @ Excelsior and Mission, San Francisco
What: Free food, two haunted houses, bounce house, games, raffle prizes, Halloween Costume Contest.
Brought to you by: The Escelsior Converner Group, SF Education Fund, APA Family Support Services, Boys and Girls Club, Mission YMCA, Excelsior Branch Library, Excelsior Action Group, Excelsior Teen Center, Excelsior Family Connections, Poder, Excelsior Action Group, Coleman Advocates, Interactive Parenting Media, Geneva Car Barn, Excelsior Rec Connect

*Obama Year 1 - Election Anniversary Party
When: October 30, 2009 - Friday
7:30 p.m. to 1:55 a.m.
Where: Tosca, 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
What: One year ago this week Obama made history. Gather for drinks at Tosca's where it all began as we watched the very first returns from Iowa. No sign-in sheets, no phone banking. No speeches. Nothing but the people who made all those long hours worth it.

When: October 30, 2009 - Friday
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street @Mission, San Francisco
What: Muni riders will recount tales of the good, the bad and the gross. It's the night before Halloween, feel free to flaunt your best duds - extra credit for transit-related costumes. We've added BART to the mix. Free.

October 31, 2009 - Saturday


*Weekend Early Voting at City Hall
When: October 31, 2009 - Saturday and November 1, 2009 Sunday -
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: City Hall, (enter on Grove St only) San Francisco

*Halloween Haunted House
When: October 31, 2009 - Saturday
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 6th and Irving, San Francisco (formerly known as the "Yes We Can House")
What: Haunted house with six Rooms of Terror. Free cotton candy for kids. No kids under 10 years old allowed

November 1, 2009 - Sunday

Daylights Savings Time Ends

*Physicians report on the State of America's Health
When: November 1, 2009 - Sunday
3 p.m.
Where: Centro del Pueblo at 16th Street, 474 Valencia Street, San Francisco
What: Activists who attended the annual meeting of Physicians for a National Health Program, in Boston on October 24, will report on the latest health policy trends for universal healthcare.

November 2, 2009 - Monday

*SPUR - 2009 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon
When: November 2, 2009 - Monday
Reception: 10:30 a.m.
Luncheon: Noon until 1:30 p.m.
Where: Moscone Center West, Howard Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets, San Francisco
What: SPUR casts a spot light on individuals whose goals and achievements exemplify SPUR's mission:
Philip P. Choy - architect and foremost expert on Chinese-American history
Leroy King - longshoreman's union activist and redevelopment commissioner
Brian O'Neill - in memory - advocate for the open space movement and National Park Service
Paul Sack - real estate developer and philanthropist
Dr. Isabel Wade - founder of San Francisco's modern neighborhood parks movement
Jim Chappel - SPUR Urban Leadership Award - form SPUR President who set the vision for the SPUR Urban Center
Event Committee: Patricia Klitgaard, Co-Chair and David Harley, Co-Chair, Anne Halsted, Mary McCue, Terry Micheau, Nicole Sawaya, Bill Stotler
Event Chair: Dr. Martin Brotman - President of Sutter West Bay Hospitals
Spire Sponsors: Boldt, Herrero Contractors, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco Waterfront Partners, LLC, Paul Sack, Safeway, Shorenstein, Webcor, Wells Fargo
Keystone Sponsors:
Bingham McCutchen, LLP, BRE Properties Inc., Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd., Coblentz, Patz, Duffy & Bass, LLP, Degenkolb Engineers, Lennar Communities, MJM Management Group, Perkins + Will, Port of San Francisco, Recology, Richard N. Goldman, San Francisco International Airport, SmithGroup, Diane B. Wilsey
Pillar Sponsors:
AAA, Academy of Art University, AECOM, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, Arup, Aspiriant, BAR Architects, Andy and Sara Barnes, Al Baum & Robert Holgate, BRIDGE Housing Corporation, Cannon Constructors North, Inc., Carpenters Union Local 22, Cassidy, Shimko, Dawson & Kawakami, Catholic Healthcare West, Chinese Historical Society of America, Comcast, Crosspoint Realty Services Inc. EHDD Architecture, Ellman Burke Hoffman & Johnson, Emerald Fund, Inc., Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, FME Architecture + Design, Forest City Development, Gensler, Gerson Bakar & Associates, Grubb & Ellis, Anne Halsted & Wells Whitney, Handel Architects, LLP, David & Jane Hartley, Hines Interests, HOK, Jackson Pacific Ventures, The John Stewart Company, KMD Architects, Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning, MBH, McKesson, MPA Design, NAI BT Commercial, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, Pacific Marketing Associates, Parkmerced Investors Properties, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Parsons, PBS&J, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Polaris Group, Prado Group, Presidio Trust, RMR Construction Company, ROMA Design Group, Paul Sack, The San Francisco Opera, Savor Catering, Seifel Consulting, Inc., Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, The Swig Company, Swinerton Builders, Tishman Speyer Properties, TMG Partners, Turnstone Consulting, UCSF, Union Square Association, Urban Realty Co., Inc., Westfield Corporation, Inc., WSP Flack & Kurtz
Cornerstone Sponsors:
A& B Painting, Inc., ADCO, Arnold & Porter LLP, Bay Area Economics, Bay West Design, Cahill Contractors, City National Bank, Cresleigh Development LLC, Daniller Consulting, Inc., Daoro Zydel & Holland, David Baker + Partners Architects, Equity Community Builders, First Republic Bank, Tom Eliot Fisch, FORUM DESIGN, Heller Manus Architects, Hunt Construction Group, Jacobs, Patricia Klitgaard, KSW Properties - Mr. Albert Schrek, Luce, Forward, Hamilton& Scripps LLP, Beverly Mills, Mission Bay Development Group, LLC, Nishkian Menninger, Presidio Bank, Rutherford & Chekene, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Health Plan, Paul & Lynn Sedway, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Roselyne C. Swig
Capstone Sponsors:
City CarShare, Caryl & Peter Mezey, Terry Micheau, Monahan Pacific, Public Financial Management, Barry Traub
Media Sponsor: San Francisco Business Times
Signage Sponsor: BPS
Tickets - Individual: $175.

*Fight for Just Cause Evictions for all
When: November 2, 2009 - Monday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Land Use Committee, Board of Supervisors, City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: 16,000 SF rental units have no eviction protections. Units built after 1979 are not covered by the city's rent control laws. With the increasing foreclosure rate, many tenants are being evicted for no reason. It is perfectly legal. Come testify and show your support for legislation introduced by Supervisor John Avalos that will extend "Just Cause" eviction protections to renters in post-79 buildings.
Supported by SF Tenants Union, St Peters Housing Committee, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

*Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
When: November 2, 2009 - Monday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Law Offices of Arnold Laub, 807 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
What: Evening reception to support Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, candidate for California State Insurance Commissioner. $250. individual
Information and RSVP :

November 3, 2009 - Tuesday

Election Day!

*Breakfast Club with Willie L. Brown, Jr.
When: November 3, 2009 - Tuesday
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Moscone West, Fourth and Howard Streets, San Francisco
What: Second Breakfast Club meeting Candidates for Governor, from both parties have been invited.

*Re-elect Treasurer Jose Cisneros
When: November 3, 2009 - Tuesday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Lime Restaurant, 2247 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the re-election of Treasurer Jose Cisneros. Election night party.

*Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Panel on Water Issues
When: November 3, 2009 - Tuesday
7 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Panel on water issues:
Jennifer Clary - Clean Water Action
Jessie Raeder, Tuolumne River Trust
Adam Scow, Food and Water Watch
Laura Spanjian, SF Public Utilities Commission
Moderator: Loretta Lynch, former president, CA. Public Utilities Commission

November 4, 2009 - Wednesday

*SPUR - Post Election Recap
When: November 4, 2009 - Wednesday
12:30 to 1:30
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Post-election recap with David Latterman and Alex Clemens. They'll also be lending insight into the fall 2010 election.

*Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Healthcare Workers' Movement - Fund for Union Democracy and Reform
When: November 4, 2009 - Wednesday
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Honoring National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and 26 Leaders in the Fight for Union Democracy.
Hosted by: Dolores Huerta, Gray Brechn, Lou Franchimon, John Harrington, Sheila Kuehl, Larry Mazzola, Angelo Quaranta, John Burton, Mike Casey, Conny Ford., Rev. Israel Alvaro, Nelson Lichtenstein, Pat McGinnis, Pam Tau Lee, Clinton Reilly, Ignacio Chapela, Patricia A. Ford, Rick Jacobs, Sasha Lilley, Jane Morrison, Michael Theriault, Aaron Peskin, Gary P. Delagnes, Larry Griffin, Walter Johnson, Barry Luboviski, Joe O'Donahue, Howard Wallace, Angela Alioto, Tho Do, PR. H. Wilson de Ocera, Cleve Jones, Gunnar Lundeberg, Mike Parker, Cal Winslow, Iain Boal, Greg Feere, John Hanley, Ramsey Kanaan, Warren Mar, Linda Post.
75 years ago in San Francisco the nation's first healthcare workers' union was born. Thousands of caregivers across California are continuing this legacy by organizing the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). They have stood up for justice and democracy, and against sweetheart deals by SEIU officials that threatened their jobs, their patients and their future.

Funds raised at this event will support the legal defense of these twenty-six union activists who have dedicated many decades to building power for working people and making progressive change in our communities:
Sal Rosselli, John Vellardita, Barbara Lewis, Ralph Cornejo, Ian Selden, Jason Johnson, Peter Tappeiner, Jorge Rodriguez, Gabe Kristal, Pylis Willett, Glenn Goldstein, Gail Buhler, Michael Kriosh, Fred Seavey, Joan Emslie, Paul Komar, Dan Martin, Mark Kipfer, Freja Nelson, Marti Garza, John Borsos, Martha Figueroa, Laura Kurre, Aaron Brickman, Andy Reid, Emily Gordon.
Donate and purchase tickets at:

*San Francisco Labor Council lst Annual Comedy Showcase
When: November 4, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. reception
7 p.m. dinner
Where: Mission Bay UCSF Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
What: First annual Comedy Showcase, featuring the comedic talents Will Durst, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Nato Green & others. This year will be honoring Conny Ford of OPEIU 3 and Larry Mazzola of Plumbers 38 for their dedication and service to the Labor Movement. $175.
RSVP - Amber Parrish

*SPUR - Planning on the Edge: A Conversation with 6 Planning Directors
When: November 4, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall, North Light Court, San Francisco
What: Planning directors from six cities, co-sponsored by SPUR and the San Francisco Planning Department.
Bill Anderson - San Diego
Susan Anderson - Portland
Amanda Burden - New York City
John Rahaim - San Francisco
Diane Sugimura - Seattle
Brent Toderian - Vancouver
Free. Open to public.

*Rally - Castro & Market - One year Anniversary
When: November 4, 2009 - Wednesday
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Harvey Milk Plaza, Intersection of Market Street and Castro, San Francisco
What: Full Federal Equality Now! Rally and Action for LGBT Rights. Prop. 8 passed on November 4, 2008. Protest one year of Prop 8 and respond to the election results nationwide. This event is part of the Equality Across America Week.

*"Castro Sweep" veterans tell stories 20 years later
When: November 4, 2009 - Wednesday
6 to 8 p.m.
Where: GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street, Suite 300, San Francisco
What: Panel of activists to recount their memories of the Castro Sweep. On October 6, 2989, San Francisco police rioted in response to a peaceful ACT Up march protesting federal neglect of people with AIDS. Nearly 200 SFPD officers invaded the Castro district for more than three hours.
Roundtable Panelists:
Brian Bringardner, then an ACT UP member.
Randi Gerson - member of ACT UP's local issues committee.
Gerard Koskovich - freelance journalist at time of the sweep.
Lester Olmstead-Rose - community organizer at Community United Against Violence.
Bryndis Tobin - was a student and a teaching assistant in the Human Sexuality Studies Department at SF State.


Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - club early endorsed Rafael Mandelman for Supervisor in District 8, Debra Walker for Supervisor in District 6 and Michael Goldstein for Community College - elections in 2010.

Noe Valley Democratic Club - Endorsements
City Attorney - Dennis Herrera
Treasurer - Jose Cisneros
Prop A - Yes - Budget Process Amendment
Prop B - No recommendation - Board of Supervisors Aides
Prop C - Yes - Candlestick Park Naming Rights
Prop D - Yes - Mid-Market Special Sign District
Prop E - No - Advertisements on City Property

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