RIGHTS AT STAKE WITH HOMELESS CONSERVATORSHIP VOTE

by Meghan “Roadkill” Johnson

When someone describes what America means to them, somewhere in their words echoes the word Freedom. We can all rest assured, being born American, we have our civil liberties intact. But now none of that matters as a chilling bill rises to strip our freedoms away. Back in the November 2018 elections, as propositions and new state legislative bills were being voted in or out, a very scary bill came out onto the horizon and it became apparent that the majority public was in favor of it.

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My Adventure As A Homeless Person

Darnell Boyd

It was one of those hot, sunny afternoons in a wonderful city that I dare not name. The name of the city is not important, but what happened to me was. A church bus pulled up and asked us homeless folks if we were hungry, and we said “yes.” So they set up tables in the parking lot and started passing out food. On the menu was pork and beans and a hot dog.

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YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD NAVIGATION CENTER?

By TJ Johnston

Unhoused youth checking in at a navigation center in the Haight. North Beach homeless residents accessing lodging within walking distance of the piers.

That could happen under Supervisor Matt Haney’s proposal to open the low-threshold shelters in each supervisorial district. If approved, the ordinance would require a navigation center to open within six months in each of two districts where none have previously existed. It would also mandate that each of the 11 districts open a center within a 30-month timeframe.

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Close Juvenile Hall: Call to Action!

by Anisha Tammana

Last month, supervisors Haney, Ronen, and Walton introduced legislation that outlined the plan to close San Francisco’s juvenile hall by 2021. Led by several nonprofits and community groups, the effort to end youth incarceration has been a passionately led cause. With a focus on community alternatives and compassion, advocates have pushed for a progressive agenda that emphasizes the futures of incarcerated youth.

According to the Young Women’s Freedom Center,

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Interrogating San Francisco’s Approach to Street Homelessness

by Chris Herring

Summarized by Armando Garcia

The Bay Area is expecting a lot of rain mid May. For those of us which are housed, the rain might mean more evenings with Netflix under a warm blanket, or remembering to carry an umbrella when we go out. We might notice the deep green color of the hills across the Bay Area, or the flourishing flowers tucked into the edges of sidewalks,

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A Mother’s Love

by Rodney McClain

A Mother’s Love is so pure it must come from above. The gates of heaven sits at the Foot of a Woman. That means the best attribute that comes from GOD thats placed in the soul of a Woman (is undoubtable Love). Thank you Mom for showing me how to love. Thanks for showing me the meaning of unconditional Love. I’ll do this to spread this Love to make our World a better place.

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SKYWATCHERS – AT THE TABLE: VISIONS

by Jay Rice

This weekend hundreds of people will gather at Kelly Cullen Community Center on Golden Gate Avenue to enjoy the incomparable work of the Skywatchers Ensemble and imagine together a vibrant future for the Tenderloin.

You may recognize the name Skywatchers from any number of the unique performances and installations generated by the group in their storied history. Founded in 2011, Skywatchers “brings residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District into partnership with professional artists to create multi-disciplinary,

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When Money Becomes a Weapon

Darnell Boyd

Who would possibly use money as a weapon against poor, homeless people? The wealthy would, and they are doing it now. They are raising money to stop a navigation center from being in their neighborhood.

Why would they do that? Why would they be so cruel to people that don’t have anything and they have more than enough?

These are some of their reasons.

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Solidarity Forever: A Look at Labor Struggles in San Francisco in 2019

As wages and homelessness are deeply linked, here is a Look at Labor in the Bay Area, 2019

Anchor Steam Unionizes

For a year Anchor Steam employees had been building momentum toward unionizing, one of the first such efforts in the craft brewing industry. With the help of the local DSA, they waited to file their intent to form a union until enough steam (no pun intended) had gathered to to do so.

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Homeless Woman Offered Shelter by Police, Then Arrested

By Nuala Sawyer, originally published in SF Weekly

Homeless advocates are crying foul over an arrest that occurred on Turk Street Thursday morning, after a 28-year-old unhoused woman was offered a bed in a Navigation Center by police. When she gave her name to them, she was arrested.

Quiver Watts was standing outside their job at the Coalition on Homelessness on Turk street when they spotted three cops rolling up.

“They got out of the car,

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