No Pride in Homeless Sweeps

by Jay Rice

It’s always complicated to participate in San Francisco Pride. Against the background of disproportionate LGBTQIA+ homelessness in San Francisco, a supposed “queer mecca,” and the corporate- and cop- washing of a movement rooted in riots and resistance, we carefully considered declining the offer to appear on the main stage. 

The event itself celebrated politicians who have terrible and oppressive policy histories that are counter to queer liberation,

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Support Organizations Working to Close the Camps

This is a guide of many amazing organizations working to close the detention centers, abolition ICE and CBP, paying bail for families currently being held in the camps, offering free legal support to detainees, supporting the survival of queer and trans asylum seekers, and so much more that is needed to support immigrant communities. Please consider donating to these groups or offering your volunteer services.

Diversidad Sin Fronteras

Venmo @dsf2019 // Donate online: https://www.facebook.com/diversidadsinfronteraz/ 

Diversidad Sin Fronteras es un colectivo de liderazgo,

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BELONGING(S) STOLEN IN SAN FRANCISCO SWEEPS

By TJ Johnston

June 25, 2019

The homeless property yard at the San Francisco Department of Public Works saw an unusually busy Saturday afternoon on June 22, more activity than the workers anticipated.

Eleven unhoused City residents — joined by about 100 supporters of unhoused people — attempted to reclaim property that Public Works crews seized during sweeps of outdoor encampments earlier this year to where it was supposedly stored. 

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Budget Passes in SF with Wins for Justice Advocates

by Sam Lew

For the past seven months, coalitions have been engaging in budget justice work to make the City’s $12.2 billion dollar budget one that is for the people, by the people. These coalitions — the Budget Justice Coalition, the Our City Our Home Coalition, and the Homeless Emergency Service Providers Association — fought for funding for the City’s most marginalized populations, including seniors and people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and working class youth and families.

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Navigation Center Approved in Embarcadero

A photo of the Ferry building, with the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island behind it.

by Anisha Tammana

On Tuesday, June 25, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the construction of a 200 bed navigation center in the Embarcadero, rebuffing an attempt by neighboring wealthy homeowners to prevent the expansion of shelter for their poor and homeless neighbors. 

The fight for any kind of shelter is often long, and comes with a heavy history of opposition. Back in April the Port Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed SAFE Navigation Center on the Embarcadero.

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