Feb/24/2012 February 22-24 | 4th Annual National Prisoner’s Family Conference

Posted by Richard • February 24th, 2012

A Project of Community SOLUTIONS of El Paso

Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 22-24, 2012

Register now for the 4th Annual National Prisoner’s Family Conference atwww.solutionsforelpaso.org.

Call for Presentations: Deadline is July 31, 2011.

Phone: 915-861-7733
info@prisonersfamilyconference.org
www.solutionsforelpaso.org

Jul/14/2011 Community Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway Planning Meeting

Posted by Richard • July 14th, 2011

The next planning meeting for the AfroSolo Community Health Fair will take place on

Thursday, July 14th at 1:30 pm
Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
1050 McAllister Street

Meeting at the Center will provide everyone an opportunity to see the space and get a general idea of howthe Health Fair will be laid out.

We will continue our planning for the Back to School Celebration, in collaboration with Mo’ MAGIC’s Backpack Giveaway taking place on Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be our 3rd annual Celebration where we expect over 1,500 people to attend.

If you have any questions, and/or if you plan to attend, please contact Thomas Simpson at trs100@yahoo.com.

Below is a list of organizations registered to participate. If you would like to participate, email Thomas and he will send you a registration form.

  • American Red Cross
  • Bay Area Black Nurses
  • Bay Area Region Network for a Healthy CA
  • Black Brothers Esteem/SF AIDS Foundation
  • CA Pacific Medical Center
  • Cultivating Unity, Pride and Empowerment of the Deaf
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Maxine Hall Community Clinic
  • On Lok
  • SF African American Community Health Equity Council
  • SF Office of Citizen Complaints
  • SFDPH – HIV Testing
  • SF Rec and Park
  • SF Vegetarian Society
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • Walgreens
  • Westside Community Services

Jun/9/2011 4th Annual National Prisoner’s Family Conference Registration Open and Call for Presentations

Posted by Richard • June 9th, 2011

A Project of Community SOLUTIONS of El Paso

Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 22-24, 2012

Register now for the 4th Annual National Prisoner’s Family Conference at www.solutionsforelpaso.org.

Call for Presentations: Deadline is July 31, 2011.

Phone: 915-861-7733
info@prisonersfamilyconference.org
www.solutionsforelpaso.org

 

May/21/2011 Super SATurday Rally and College Fair

Posted by Richard • May 21st, 2011

Super SATurday Rally and College Fair

May 21, 2011
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oakland Marriott Convention Center

Don’t delay…prepare the smart way for the SAT today!

Rally celebrity host: Sway Calloway

  • Celebrity guest speakers and performance, including the Bay Area’s own Mistah Fab and Lil’ B
  • Free SAT Prep and college paraphernalia giveaways
  • Information and Resource Fair
  • Admission is free! Pre-register today!

For more information, please visit www.choosecollege4life.com/supersaturday.

May/18/2011 ‘Justice By The Book’ Focus of 2011 Justice Summit

Posted by Richard • May 18th, 2011

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office is proud to present the 2011 Justice Summit: Justice By The Book.

SCHEDULE:

9:00 am: Registration
9:30 am: Panel I: By the Book: Authors on Criminal Justice
11:15 am: Panel II: The Ethics of Law Enforcement: Preventing the Abuse of Power
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Panel III: From San Francisco to the High Court: The Future of the Death Penalty

SPEAKER/PANELIST:

Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney
Greg Suhr, chief,  San Francisco Police Department
John J. Osborn, author, The Paper Chase
Mary McDonagh Murphy (via Skype), author, Scout, Atticus and Boo
Sheldon Siegel, attorney & mystery novelist, Perfect Alibi
Paulette Frankl, author, Lust for Justice
Tony Serra, renowned defense attorney
John Burris, civil rights attorney
Stuart Hanlon, defense attorney and board member, Bar Association of San Francisco
Anne Irwin, deputy public defender
Pete Herley, former chief, Tiburon Police Department
JT Thompson, exonerated Death Row inmate
Jeanne Woodford, executive director of California Death Penalty Focus & former warden, San Quentin Prison
Natasha Minsker, death penalty policy director, ACLU

PERFORMER

Julian Lopez-Morillas, actor, To Kill a Mockingbird

This event is free, but seating is limited, but registration is necessary. Sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco, Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California, and Farella, Braun + Martel, LLP.

San Francisco, CA — On the heels of major change in San Francisco’s law enforcement leadership, the 2011 Public Defender’s Justice Summit: Justice By The Book promises a fascinating discussion about the city’s most challenging and controversial criminal justice issues.

Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Police Chief Greg Suhr and DA George Gascón will join bestselling authors, law professors, prominent defense attorneys and civil rights experts on Wednesday, May 18 for the free forum, which is open to the public. The 2011 Justice Summit will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium in San Francisco Main Library. Seating is limited and all attendees must register at sfpublicdefender.org.

Adachi, who is co-hosting the summit, said this year’s event represents the most diverse group of panelists in the forum’s seven-year history.

“When it comes to crime and punishment, these panelists represent every side of the most pressing issues,” Adachi said. “It’s a chance to have a frank discussion about when justice works, when it doesn’t, and what to do about it.”

The day will kick off with the panel By the Book: Authors on Criminal Justice, moderated by Adachi. The discussion will feature John J. Osborn, author of The Paper Chase, crime novelist and attorney Sheldon Siegel, author of Perfect Alibi and numerous other titles; Mary McDonagh Murphy (via Skype), author of To Kill a Mockingbird retrospective Scout, Atticus and Boo, Paulette Frankl, author of Lust for Justice; and the subject of Frankl’s biography, legendary defense attorney Tony Serra.

The Ethics of Law Enforcement: Preventing the Abuse of Power will be moderated by Judge Lee Baxter (retired) and feature newly-sworn-in San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr; civil rights attorney John Burris, who had handled some the most notorious police misconduct cases in recent history; former Tiburon Police Chief Pete Herley, now a consultant dedicated to improving police departments; defense attorney Stuart Hanlon, whose high-profile career has spanned 36 years; and San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Anne Irwin, who has recently represented victims of illegal police searches that were caught on video.

Matt Gonzalez, chief attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, will moderate the forum’s final panel, From San Francisco to the High Court: The Future of the Death Penalty. The discussion includes San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón; Jeanne Woodford, executive director of California Death Penalty Focus and former warden of San Quentin State Prison; and Natasha Minsker, death penalty policy director for the ACLU.

The Justice Summit is co-sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco, Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California, and Farella, Braun + Martel, LLP.  Attorneys attending the conference will earn 4 MCLE units.

To register to attend this free event and for information on additional speakers, please go to sfpublicdefender.org.

May/14/2011 WA Gatherings for Change Youth Summit 2011

Posted by Richard • May 14th, 2011

A Summit of Youth & Community Partners to Enact Positive Change in Our Community

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Activities include Prize Give-Aways, an iPad Raffle, Food, Fun and Community Building!

Find us on Facebook – “Gathering For Change” Event to RSVP!

For more information contact:
Takija Gardner, 415-292-3032
Tacing Parker, 415-437-1700 Ext. 11

Where:
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street, SF

Sponsored by Buchanan YMCA-Western Addition Beacon Center, Department of Children Youth & Their Families, Brothers for Change, and Urban Services YMCA-Truancy Assessment and Resource Center.

 

May/7/2011 Super SATurday Ambassador Brunch

Posted by Richard • May 7th, 2011

WE NEED YOU!

Did you know that African American and Latino students have the lowest SAT test taking rates in the Bay Area, in California, in the Nation?

Did you know that when asked, students say that they do not prepare or take the SAT because they are AFRAID of it?

To begin to proactively address these sobering facts, the Choose College Educational Foundation is hosting the SuperSATurday Rally and College Fair on May 21, 2011 at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center in Oakland, CA. The purpose of this event is to dispel the myths and alleviate some of the stress associated with the SAT, as well as to increase public awareness of what it takes to be eligible for the colleges and universities.  This event, hosted by Oakland native, SWAY Calloway, a national TV and radio personality, will feature local celebrities, college representatives, educational games, and more.

How can you support our efforts? As a person that is on the front lines every day with our students, we invite you to join us as a SuperSATurday Outreach Ambassador.  To learn more about the role of an outreach ambassador, please join us on:

Saturday, May 7th
10:00 – 11:30am
520 3rd St, Suite 109 Oakland, CA 94607

This brunch will:

  • Review the SuperSATurday mission and goals
  • Define your role as Outreach Ambassadors
  • Provide collaborative and networking opportunities

We hope that you are able to assist with our outreach efforts. Please RSVP to:
Semajh Bilaal, 510-614-3000, semajh@rtfisher.com or view the Evite at: http://new.evite.com/services/links/MB6OXGBL7A

We look forward to your attendance. For additional information on Choose College Educational Foundation Inc and SuperSATurday, please visit www.choosecollege4life.com.

Apr/16/2011 EdRev 2011: Stand Up, Speak Out!

Posted by Richard • April 16th, 2011

EdRev 2011: Stand Up, Speak Out!

Saturday, April 16
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza, SF

New in EdRev 2011

Each year we learn a lot about how to improve EdRev for the following year. We have worked on simplifying the structure of the day to make it easier to find what you need and to decide what to see and do!

Some new features of Edrev 2011 are:

  • Exhibitor Hall open almost the entire day, 9 am – 2 pm
  • 8 workshops, a lower number than last year, each repeated in the morning and the afternoon – making it easier to choose, and harder to miss something you wanted to hear!
  • Keynote Address will be later in the day – starting at 11:30 am
  • After-Party for students, 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Spanish interpretation services will be available. Our flyer is in Spanish on one side too!

EdRev 2011 Schedule:
8:45 am Registration Opens
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibitor Hall Open
9:45 am – 11:00 am First Workshop Session
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 11:30 am Opening Remarks
11:30 am – 12:45 pm Keynote Address
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Second Workshop Session
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm After Party

Click here for full Schedule

Register!

Please sign up soon to let us know you’re coming! Here are the registration options:

(these links will take you to ParentsEducationNetwork.org to sign up)

Hotel Booking

For participants and attendees traveling from out of town, we have arranged an economical block booking at a nearby hotel.

Hotel: Downtown Courtyard Marriott, 299 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

PEN Block Room Rate for Thursday (4/14/11), Friday (4/15/11) and Saturday (4/16/11): $119 per room. For Reservations: Call (800) 321-2211. Ask for the PEN Block Room Rate at the Downtown Courtyard Marriott. Reservations are first come, first serve!

Apr/13/2011 Partnerships for Success: Growing a Competitive Workforce System

Posted by Richard • April 13th, 2011

OEWD – Workforce Division presents
Spring Workforce Development Forum

“Partnerships for Success: Growing a Competitive Workforce System”

April 12th and 13th
At the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue, SF. CA. 94109

OEWD – Workforce Division is convening a forum for key strategic partners of the San Francisco workforce development system. This exciting event is designed to bring together:

§ Community-based organizations and other service providers
§ Education institutions
§ Funders
§ Government agencies
§ Elected officials and Policy body representatives
§ Business and industry representatives
§ Organized labor representative

Together we will explore local, state, and national workforce development strategies. Our goal is to engage key partners in a strategic dialogue on working together to build a more competitive workforce development system for San Francisco.

At this event, direct service staff, management, and leadership of workforce organizations will have the opportunity to:

§ Gain valuable insights and new perspectives on workforce development strategies
§ Learn new and innovative ways to partner with various system stakeholders
§ Develop strategies to build your organization’s capacity
§ Strengthen programs and practices for serving employer and jobseeker customers

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. All attendees must register. Registration will close on April 1st at 5pm. To register, follow this link:https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHloQzd0ckNEb0ZZczBTNGp1MVNfbVE6MQ#gid=0

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

8:30 – 9:15am         Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:15 – 10:30am         Second Workshop Sessions (See SNEAK PEEK below)
10:45 – 12:00pm        Third Workshop Sessions (See SNEAK PEEK below)
12:00 – 1:30pm Awards Luncheon We will be recognizing and highlighting providers and employers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in building workforce partnerships; as well as individual jobseekers who exemplify outstanding achievement in overcoming barriers and achieving career or professional development goals.
1:45 – 3:00pm         Fourth Workshop Sessions (See SNEAK PEEK below)
3:30 – 5:00pm         Closing Plenary: What Does the Future Hold: Local Foundations Discuss Workforce Development and Economic Mobility Funding Trends

Join representatives from the San Francisco Foundation, United Way of the Bay Area, and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund in a conversation about funding trends, workforce and community development strategies, and how to make the most of limited resources in challenging times.

http://www.oewd.org/Workforce_Development_Community.aspx

 

Apr/12/2011 Partnerships for Success: Growing a Competitive Workforce System

Posted by Richard • April 12th, 2011

OEWD – Workforce Division presents
Spring Workforce Development Forum

“Partnerships for Success: Growing a Competitive Workforce System”

April 12th and 13th
At the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue, SF. CA. 94109

OEWD – Workforce Division is convening a forum for key strategic partners of the San Francisco workforce development system. This exciting event is designed to bring together:

§ Community-based organizations and other service providers
§ Education institutions
§ Funders
§ Government agencies
§ Elected officials and Policy body representatives
§ Business and industry representatives
§ Organized labor representative

Together we will explore local, state, and national workforce development strategies. Our goal is to engage key partners in a strategic dialogue on working together to build a more competitive workforce development system for San Francisco.

At this event, direct service staff, management, and leadership of workforce organizations will have the opportunity to:

§ Gain valuable insights and new perspectives on workforce development strategies
§ Learn new and innovative ways to partner with various system stakeholders
§ Develop strategies to build your organization’s capacity
§ Strengthen programs and practices for serving employer and jobseeker customers

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. All attendees must register. Registration will close on April 1st at 5pm. To register, follow this link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHloQzd0ckNEb0ZZczBTNGp1MVNfbVE6MQ#gid=0

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
12:00 – 1:00pm  Forum Registration
1:00 – 2:30pm         Opening Plenary: “Partnerships for Success: Growing a Competitive Workforce System”. A panel of notable speakers will discuss their insights on what it will take to build effective partnerships that ensure a competitive workforce system in San Francisco. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a powerful discussion that sets the framework for the entire Forum.
2:45 – 4:15pm         First Workshop Sessions (See SNEAK PEEK below)
4:30 – 6:30pm         Cocktails & Connections–A Networking Happy Hour Don’t miss this opportunity to rub elbows and talk shop with other                                 workforce development aficionados.

http://www.oewd.org/Workforce_Development_Community.aspx