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Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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You’re invited! Join us for a Town Hall to address racism and homelessness, hosted by San Francisco homeless services providers. We will take a deeper look at questions including:

  • What is the connection between racism and economic inequality?
  • Why are African Americans disproportionately represented among people experiencing homelessness in SF?
  • What can we do to imagine a more equitable future?

We have some amazing speakers who have agreed to join us. Some of our headliners include:

Carolyn Tyler (Special Emcee for the evening) – ABC7 Sunday Morning News Anchor. During her 20 years of broadcast experience, Carolyn has produced several special reports including an Emmy-nominated series on the impact of the Civil Rights movement on Bay Area students. She was also nominated for an Emmy for her series on San Francisco’s homeless crisis.

Dr. Ken Hardy – Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City. Dr. Hardy is an internationally recognized clinician, author, and Trainer. He has won considerable acclaim for challenging our society to think critically about the hidden but significant connections that often exist between trauma and issues of oppression.

Jeff Olivet – CEO & President, Center for Social Innovation, a Boston-based organization promoting research and best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people.

Marc Dones – Associate, Equity Initiatives and Diversity, Center for Social Innovation, Former Director of Project Management for Child and Adolescent Services at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Joe Wilson – Community Building Program Manager, Hospitality House San Francisco, Former Director of the California Child Care Campaign to organize nearly 75,000 family child care providers


Joyce Crum (moderator) – Deputy Director of Programs, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.

Janetta Johnson – Executive Director, Transgender Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice, Healer and facilitator invested in decolonizing spaces, Member of the Bay Area chapter of Black Lives Matter

Alan Guttirez – Program Manager, LYRIC Center for LGBTQ Youth, formerly at Tenderloin Health, The Trevor Project, Instituto Familiar de la Raza and the St. James Infirmary

Etecia Brown – Bayview Resident and Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Letthemflourish, an online and community based holistic healing space. Creator of Tribe City Fest, an annual music and culture festival in the Bayview.

Malcolm Yeung – Deputy Director, Chinatown Community Develoment Corporation, Former Senior Advisor on Housing and Land Use Policy for San Francisco.

Kyriell Noon – Director of Programs, Glide. 16 years in SF non-profit sector including Juma Ventures, Youth and Family Enrichment Services, STOP AIDS Project, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Feeling generous? We also welcome donations of any size from community members who want to help us further this important work. Please visit our HandUp page where all donations will be matched thanks to our partnership with Google.org!

Event organizers respectfully acknowledge the Movement for Black Lives, which has primed the national stage for a conversation like this one. We hope you will join us for a thought-provoking evening.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Zendesk & Airbnb

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We hope you can make it!

Hamilton Families, HandUp, Project Homeless Connect, and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing


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