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GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam 2014: Legends Live

The GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam was a fantastic celebration held on December 4, 2014 at at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. The event benefits Mo's Kitchen, the heart and soul behind GLIDE's Daily Meals Program, which serves up nearly a million free meals each year to San Francisco's poor and hungry residents.

GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam photos on Facebook 1

GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam photos on Facebook 2

Van Jones and Jim Gilliam in dialogue at GLIDE

On Wednesday, October 29, GLIDE hosted a conversation between CNN Crossfire co-host Van Jones and NationBuilder CEO Jim Gilliam. This discussion touched on national politics, activism, technology, and Jones' vision of how to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.

Ben Horowitz and Lars Dalgaard in dialogue at GLIDE

On June 25, GLIDE hosted A GLIDE Talk with Ben Horowitz and Lars Dalgaard as two giants from Andreessen Horowitz discussed Horowitz's best-selling book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers and explored the intersection of tech and community. Check out the photography and video coverage of the event. Keep the dialogue moving. #poweredbyLOVE #hardthings 

check out facebook album of photos

check out techcrunch coverage of the event

A LOVE Supreme, GLIDE Legacy Gala

On Saturday, July 26, 2014 the GLIDE Legacy Committee presented A LOVE Supreme, the 5th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala. The next generation of young professionals and philanthropists supported GLIDE’s storied 50 year legacy of love, leadership and community. 100% of the proceeds benefitted GLIDE programs.

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A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Maya Angelou

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Guy and Stephanie Johnson, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Janice Mirikitani, and Reverend Cecil Williams invite you to A Celebration of The Life of Dr. Maya Angelou. The event runs 1:00-2:30 pm, followed by a reception from 2:30-3:30pm at GLIDE. In Loving Memory of the Beloved Dr. Maya Angelou, we will celebrate with songs, stories and a live performance by the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band.

GLIDE Facebook Event: A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Maya Angelou
Warren Buffett

The World's Only Power Lunch with Warren Buffett

For the 15th year in a row, Warren Buffett, legendary investor and philanthropist, will host his one-and-only charity power lunch to benefit one of the country’s most respected and beloved charitable organizations, San Francisco’s GLIDE. The eBay charity auction ran from June 1, 2014 7:30PM (PDT). - June 6, 2014, 7:30PM (PDT).


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GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band CD: Live at SFJAZZ CELEBRATE50

The CD of the GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band's live concert at SFJAZZ is available now! The concert commemorated Revered Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani's 50 years serving the San Francisco community.




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Sunday Celebration Podcast

Bringing the Sunday Celebration experience wherever you go! Featuring Janice Mirikitani, Cecil Williams, and Karen Oliveto with the GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band.



learn AbOUT Sunday Celebrations

Love. Acceptance. Community.

With admirers ranging from Harvey Milk and Huey Newton to Warren Buffett, Dr. Maya Angelou, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, GLIDE in San Francisco has been inspiring, infuriating, welcoming, and changing the world for 50 years. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani share their epic love story in BEYOND THE POSSIBLE: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called GLIDE.



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Thank You for being part of the GLIDE movement, let's roll up our sleeves and do this work together #poweredbyLOVE

GLIDE raised $23,055 with 67 contributors in our #poweredbyLOVE campaign via Crowdtilt. We appreciate your compassion in action and helping us 'tilt for good. Let's continue the momentum.

Celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou Honoring Cecil Wiliams + Janice Mirikitani: CELEBRATE50 GLIDE Annual Holiday Festival from GLIDE

From the GLIDE Staff with Love! Volunteers rock!

Give Your Heart to SF

GLIDE is the heart and soul of San Francisco. 2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of Co-Founders’ Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani coming to GLIDE with a mission to create meaningful change  in this world. This partnership transformed a church into a social movement of service and spirit powered by unconditional love and acceptance. Join us as we CELEBRATE50!

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