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.

Help inform the need for culturally-responsive mental health services for people impacted by the justice system

Today at the Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC) 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.

This event is mainly for people involved with the Justice System.

My Beach Calligraphy Journey

South African calligrapher, Andrew van der Merwe, has pioneered a new and very different form of calligraphy. In this illuminated lecture he will show and tell how it all began, how it affected his usual calligraphy practice and how it affected him spiritually. “The beach calligraphy is a wonderful enigma. As calligraphers we go to great lengths to make our work archival. We use pH neutral paper, expensive vellum, good pigments and even real gold, but here is a form of calligraphy which, at first glance, looks like it has been carved in stone, but it is as fleeting as a shadow. Why do calligraphy which you know will be gone with the next wave? Why spend years exploring and developing it as an art form?”

Presented by the Friends of Calligraphy and Book Arts & Special Collections. For more information please contact bookarts@sfpl.org / (415) 557-4560.

Community Partnership Innovation Fund

University of San Francisco’s faculty, staff, students and community partners are invited to apply to Engage San Francisco’s Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF) for grants of up to $5000. There must be at least one USF-affiliated applicant and one applicant from an organization providing services in the Western Addition. Funds will support teams in completing a well-defined project that supports the achievement of a community-identified need, while deepening their partnership through an intentional and collaborative process. For questions, please reach out to Nolizwe Nondabula, Associate Director of Programs and Partnerships, at nnondabula@usfca.edu.

For more information click here.

Talking with Kids About Race: Reading Between the Lines

Parents and their children, educators, and caregivers are invited for an afternoon of storytelling, story learning, story creating, as well as story evaluating… especially when stories don’t align with our values. In this interactive event, we will explore how stories can lead us into critical conversations about race and justice and share practices for being more concrete about what racism is, how it works, and how we can stop it. This event will be held in the Koret Auditorium at the SF Main Library. Register for the event, as well as childcare, here.