A Message from Rev. Cecil Williams

To my beloved brothers and sisters of the GLIDE community, I have made a decision to formally step down from my role at GLIDE. I want all of you to know that

GLIDE welcomes Sharon Osberg to Board of Directors

GLIDE Foundation (GLIDE), a nationally recognized center for social justice, is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Tracy Layney, Allison L. Magee, Mark Ryle, and Virginia Walker to its Board of Directors. The four new members will help GLIDE in the implementation of its bold, large-scale strategic plan to deliver solutions to complex problems addressing both the symptoms and root causes of poverty and homelessness and to help more people off the streets, stabilize their lives, and thrive for good.

Celebrating Black History and Black Futures

As GLIDE joins the nation in monthlong celebrations of Black culture and community, we are intentional in recognizing the organizing, the familial, creative, and spiritual work of black leadership that is leading the next generation of GLIDE, San Francisco, and the United States.

GLIDE Celebrates Historic Racial Justice Win with Coalition Partners 

The indignity of living in fear of police interaction is why for the past 18 months, working as a member of the Coalition to End Biased Stops, the GLIDE Foundation has been at the forefront of advocating that the San Francisco Police Commission curtail racially biased, low-level traffic stops, known as pretext stops.

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SFPD set to curtail pretext stops

Many of us know the names: Sandra Bland, Daunte Wright, Philando Castile, Walter Scott, Sam DuBose. They are just a few of the hundreds of Americans across the country who have been killed by police during a traffic stop. In many of these cases, police had stopped the victim using a practice called “pretext stops” — pulling someone over for a minor traffic or equipment violation and then using that stop to conduct an unrelated speculative criminal investigation, not for the purpose of enforcing the traffic code.