DCYF Family Summit

DCYF is hosting a family summit today at Ida B. Wells High School from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This summit is for you to share your stories, experiences, and perspectives to help make San Francisco a great place to grow up in.

For more information and register click here.

DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Today Waldo E. Martin, Jr will be giving a lecture on African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World.

Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles transformed both the US and World History. These seminal liberation struggles include the important yet relatively unknown series of early twentieth-century southern African American streetcar boycotts as well as the iconic Civil Rights-Black Power Insurgency (1935-75).

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This lecture is open to the public and if you missed the live lecture you can download it on their site.

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World

Today Judith Carney will be having a lecture on Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World. A striking feature of plantation-era history is the number of first-person accounts that credit the enslaved with the introduction of specific foods, all previously grown in Africa. This lecture lends support to these observations by identifying the crops that European witnesses attributed to slave agency and by engaging the ways that African subsistence staples arrived, and became established, in the Americas.

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If you missed this lecture you can download it on their site.

A Lectures on: Prison Abolition, and a Mule

Today Paul Butler will be giving a lecture on the current prison system and how it was supposed to be and how it is now.

Incarceration is a relatively recent development in the history of punishment, with the first modern prison constructed in Philadelphia in the early 1800s. The American penitentiary was intended as a reform, making the institution of punishment more humane and rehabilitative. Because the United States now locks up more people than almost any country in the history of the world, this nation is perhaps the best laboratory to assess the success of the experiment.

This lecture is open to the public you can click here for more information.

If you missed the live lecture you can also download it on their site.

Help inform the need for culturally-responsive mental health services for the Black and African American communities

Today at the African American Arts & Culture Complex “Mo’MAGIC Meeting” the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) will be presenting ways to increase mental health awareness, promote access to prevention and early intervention services, and improve treatment, wellness, and recovery programs. Feedback is crucial to ensuring the MHSA programs meet community mental health needs. Refreshments will be served.

San Francisco District Attorney Debate

Tonight the Bar Association of San Francisco and University of San Francisco School of Law will be hosting a debate between the four District Attorney Candidates at the USF McLaren Conference Center.  Come and hear their insights on and visions for criminal justice for San Francisco.

To RSVP: events@sfbar.org

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m

Debate starts: 5:45 – 7:30 p.m

Revitalize & Refresh Our Neighborhood

Today from 7:30 am – 1 pm Comcast Cares Day is having a Revitalize & Refresh for the five block of the Buchanan Mall. The meet up location will be at the Rosa Parks Senior Center. Come join us and help make our community shine.

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