Oct/31/2012 Haunted House & Halloween Party

Posted by cwilliams • October 31st, 2012

Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food

October 31, 2012


Ella Hill Hutch Community Center

1050 McAllister Street

San Franciso, CA 94115


Oct/29/2012 Experience Corp fundraiser at Patxi’s

Posted by cwilliams • October 29th, 2012

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to watch the 49ers on Monday Night Football or the World Series at Patxi’s or have a pizza party at home! You can even order a pizza lunch for your friends at work or purchase a gift certificate.10% of proceeds from eat in & take out orders going to Experience Corp.

Experience Corp Paxti 10.29.12 fundraiser

Oct/28/2012 Party in the Park featuring Free Zumba

Posted by cwilliams • October 28th, 2012

Please join us in celebration of our first sessi0n of free Zumba with the Movement in the Parks. We will have a free Zumba class at noon, followed by complementary snacks and refreshments in the Park. Bring friends, frisbees, lunches, pinic blankets, Halloween costumes, etc. to hang out and enjoy teh day.

Margaret Hayward Playground Grassy Area

1016 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Party in the Park

Oct/27/2012 [IYEL] Crissy Field Center – Backyard Bound Youth Summit 2012-2013 Invitation and Informatio​n / October 27-28, 2012 / April 20-21, 2013

Posted by cwilliams • October 27th, 2012

Backyard Bound

An annual youth-developed and youth-led summit: planned with the community for the community


ATTENTION: Bay Area Youth Group Leader,


WHO:      San Francisco’s Crissy Field Center’s Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) is a youth initiated, designed and coordinated program for a diverse group of San Francisco high school students dedicated to creating positive environmental and social change in their communities.


WHAT:   On behalf of theCrissy Field Center and the Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) program, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in 2012-2013’s 2nd annual Backyard Bound summit forhigh school students.  In 2011, the first summit’s theme was “How do we reconnect youth back to the parks and the outdoors”? It brought over 100 Bay Area youth together to camp out, experience outdoor activities, and dialogue together solutions that encouraged youth to go outdoors through technology, youth campaigns, and family. The work from this summit was recognized by the Department of the Interior’s “Take Pride in America” award.


For the 2012-2013 year, the theme will be selected during  a planning summit in October 2012 with youth program organizations that represent different communities in the Bay Area. The theme will have some kind of  Earth Day focus, exploring social and environmental issues.


WHEN:  There are two pathways to participation:


    Option A

Commit to attend both summits:

·        Saturday-Sunday, October 27-28th, 2012:Planning summit (be a part of setting the theme, co-hosting the main summit with workshops and outdoor experiences with other organizations, lead discussions –great leadership opportunity for an organization and for participating youth leaders)– limited to 40 participants, each organization should send 1-2 leaders with 3-4 youth.

·        Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21st, 2013 –Main summit (youth participate in outdoor experiences, team and skill-building workshops, and discussions relevant to the theme) –limited to 100 participants


In 2011, youth participated in activities such as ropes course, wilderness survival training, catch and release crabbing, an “Amazing Race-like” scavenger hunt in the Presidio, hiking and art. Workshops that were offered explored national parks, environmental justice, stereotypes, urban ecology and wildlife, writing and poetry, and cultural identity. The 2013 Summit will bring new offerings by and for participants.



Option B

Attend only the main summit:

·        Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21st, 2013 –Main summit (youth participate in outdoor experiences, workshops, and discussions relevant to the  theme) –limited to 100 participants



WHERE:  Enjoy the overnight  camp-out summit atthe newly renovated Rob Hill Campground located in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA. All gear, supplies, and food are provided! Assistance with  transportation can be arranged.


WHY:        Let’s re-envision together as a community what Earth Day means, and youth leadership’s role in it.



·        Registration and commitment fee is $25 per person including chaperones. (Sliding scale available. This fee includes 3 meals, snacks, activities, and overnight accommodations)



Please check out the video produced from 2011’s summit here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltdZr5OOwRM


High School Programs Manager: Jie Chen at 415-561-7766 or atjchen@parksconservancy.org.


Thanks you and looking forward to seeing you and your youth group participate at the summits!

Crissy Field Center is a partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust. Crissy Field Center programs encourage new generations to become bold leaders for thriving parks, healthier communities, and a more environmentally just society.

Backyard Beyond 2012-2013 – Invitation Information Letter





Oct/27/2012 Sisters Network SF Hosts 5K Walk & FREE Health Fair | Oct. 27 | San Francisco

Posted by cwilliams • October 27th, 2012

Sisters Network San Francisco Inc. Affiliate of Sisters Network Inc.

A National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization

in association with

Gift for Life® Block Walk & Health Fair

SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

Bayview YMCA 1601 Lane St. San Francisco, CA  94124

Voluntary Gift for Life® Block Walk 9:00 – 11:00 am

FREE Health Fair 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Workshop & Panel Discussion 1:00 – 3:00 pm

5K Walk: $25 incl. t-shirt, register at www.sistersnetworksf.org
Presenters/panelists: Liseli Mulala Pharm. D., Walgreens (Diabetes Specialist)

Dr. Roy Abendroth, Radiation Oncologist, CPMC

Dr. Juith Luce, Oncology Hematology, UCSF


Day’s Activities Include …

~ Block walk distributing breast cancer awareness materials (voluntary)

~ FREE on-site breast exam and mammogram referrals

~ FREE blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, BMI, oxygen, and heart rate  screenings

~ Acupuncture procedures

~ Zumba and Tai Chi instructions

~ Flu and Shingles shots available

~ Exhibitor booths, food, entertainment & raffle prizes



Madelyn McMillian  |  boo40@aol.com or

Gail Bishop  | 415-310-3207 | SanFrancisco@sistersnetworkinc.org


Sisters Network San Francisco Affiliate | Gail D. Bishop, President P 415.310.3207 | F 415.970.2443  | SanFrancisco@sistersnetworkinc.org | www.sistersnetworksf.org

Oct/27/2012 Western Addition Beacon Halloween Screamfest

Posted by cwilliams • October 27th, 2012

Hello All,
Mark your calendars!!! Our Halloween event will be on Saturday October 27 at Margaret Hayward Park, 1016 Laguna Street, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  See the flyer attached and pass it along.

Oct/26/2012 Scary Movie Night

Posted by cwilliams • October 26th, 2012

Please join us for Scary Movie Night on Octobr 26, 2012 from 6:30pm-8pm at the African American Art & Culture Complex.

Scary Movie Night

Oct/26/2012 Artists Against Rape Oct 26th!

Posted by cwilliams • October 26th, 2012


San Francisco Women Against Rape is hosting our 14th Artists Against Rape event Friday, October 26th at 6:30pm at Mission High School! Join us for this community, performance art-based youth event including a silent auction and community Día de los Muertos altar with emcees from Youth Speaks!
$5-$20 Youth under 18
$15-$50 Adults
No one will be turned away
Check out the event poster (attached) and event website!
Thank you!

Oct/25/2012 Working for Justice” presented by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón

Posted by cwilliams • October 25th, 2012


Can you help spread the word about this event.
“Working for Justice”                                presented by               San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón.                        Date: Thursday, October 25th                            Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.        Location: San Francisco Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium
This will be an opportunity for students to meet the District Attorney and learn about opportunities to work in the Criminal Justice System. Please encourage students, both undergrad and law students, to attend.  We are particularly interested in encouraging students of color.  See the attached flyer for event details.  Thanks for your help.
(See attached file: San Francisco DA Employment Flyer.doc)

Eugene G. Clendinen Chief Administrative & Financial Officer Office of District Attorney George Gascón 850 Bryant Street, Rm 313

San Francisco DA Employment Flyer

Oct/23/2012 [USF] Death Penalty Discussion with District Attorney Gascon

Posted by cwilliams • October 23rd, 2012

Death Penalty in California A  conversation with District Attorney George Gascón

Tuesday Oct. 23 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall

District Attorney George Gascón succeeded Heather Fong as Chief of Police in San Francisco until his appointment as DA by Gavin Newsom last November. Mr. Gascón, once an  advocate of the death penalty, has come out in opposition to the death penalty and in favor of reform to the state’s three strikes law. He will be joined by Natasha Minsker, death penalty policy director of the ACLU of Northern California and campaign manager of the Yes on 34 campaign and Ron Ahnen, a long time member of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation and president of California  Prison Focus. We hope you will join us for a lively conversation and Q&A. McCarthy Center Director Corey Cook will moderate the Q&A.

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