The 12th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala

Date TBD: Terra Gallery and Virtual


GLIDE Legacy Gala has been Postponed

Date TBD | 6 p.m. Terra Gallery | 7 p.m. Online


Please note that the 12th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala has been postponed and will no longer take place on August 14, 2021. We will update the website once a new date is confirmed.

 If you have purchased a ticket to the Gala, to attend in-person or virtually, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date. If you are unable to attend, we will be happy to provide a refund, or we can reallocate your ticket as a donation to GLIDE. Please contact us at youngprofessionals@glide.org with questions.

Our fundraising campaign is still live! Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 to support GLIDE’s services by donating here.

Thank you for your interest in the GLIDE Legacy Gala and your support of GLIDE.


Gala website

The GLIDE Legacy Committee proudly invites you to join us in a hybrid celebration of GLIDE’s legacy of unconditional love and radical inclusion! In this time of great transition and renewal, this is your opportunity to connect with other Bay Area changemakers for a one-of-a-kind celebration. You won’t want to miss:

GLIDE President and Chief Executive Officer Karen Hanrahan in conversation with our 2021 Legacy Awardees – Aimee Allison and Dr. Connie Wun (scroll down for more details!)

The return of the renowned GLIDE Ensemble, performing in-person for one of the first times in over 18 months

The irresistible beats by DJ King Most, one of San Francisco’s most elite DJ’s

Venus DelMar, international performance artist specializing in aerial silks & choreography

Your chance to dine on GLIDE’s World Famous Fried Chicken, along with additional refreshments and specialty cocktails

GLIDE’s incomparable spirit of celebration!

More Info

This year, in order to accommodate everyone’s comfort level with events, patrons of the GLIDE Legacy Gala will have the opportunity to join us in-person for an intimate gathering at Terra Gallery in San Francisco or they can tune in virtually from the comfort of home.

For all attendees, the centerpiece of the evening’s entertainment will be a special conversation between the 2021 recipients of the Rev. Cecil Williams Legacy Award and Janice Mirikitani Legacy Award, plus GLIDE President and Chief Executive Officer Karen HanrahanPriya David Clemens, host of KQED’s newsroom will moderate the panel. As leaders who are deeply invested in the San Francisco Bay Area, the group will explore how we might adapt to growing inequities in a post-pandemic landscape. Drawing on their personal experience as community builders and powerful advocates for women and people of color, we will also hear their thoughts on the importance of storytelling and representation in social justice work, especially regarding race and gender. Join us to hear how these incredible individuals are moving GLIDE’s legacy of love and leadership into the future!​​​

Festivities will be topped off with live musical performances, world-class entertainment and delicious refreshments (more details below!) Please note that we will be taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our attendees and will be following San Francisco’s guidelines and best practices for events. As an in-person attendee of the GLIDE Legacy Gala, you will be asked to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a recent negative test (taken no more that 72 hours before the event) upon entry. Attendees must also wear masks when not eating or drinking. Click Gala Tickets for more info.

This year the Legacy Committee has set an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 to support GLIDE programs! 100% of proceeds raised from the Legacy Gala, as well as our series of lead up LC Events, will go directly to frontline services including the Family, Youth and Childcare Center, Women’s Center and the Daily Free Meals Program. If you would like to help us reach this goal but are unable to attend an event, you can donate to our campaign by visiting our Fundraiser page. Thank you for your support!

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Rev. Cecil Williams Legacy Awardee

Aimee Allison

Political Leader, Author, advocate for women of color, and founder and President of She the People.

Aimee Allison is founder and president of She the People, a national network elevating the voice and power of women of color. She brings together voters, organizers, and elected leaders in a movement grounded in values of love, justice, belonging, and democracy. In 2018, Ms. Allison was one of the primary architects of the “year of women of color in politics.”

In April 2019, she convened the first presidential forum for women of color, reaching a quarter of the American population. A democratic innovator and visionary, Ms. Allison leads national efforts to build inclusive, multiracial coalitions led by women of color. She leverages media, research and analysis to increase voter engagement and advocate for racial, economic and gender justice.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Hill, Essence, Teen Vogue and Newsweek. In the early 1990’s, Ms. Allison earned a rare honorable discharge from the U.S. Army as a conscientious objector and works today to support courageous, moral leadership.

Aimee Allison holds a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University. Author of Army of None, she has appeared in hundreds of outlets including MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post, Associated Press and NPR.

She is building a political home for a million women of color, nationally and in battleground states. She was featured in Politico’s 2019 Powerlist.

Janice Mirikitani Legacy Awardee

Dr. Connie Wun

Researcher, Author, Educator, Speaker and co-founder of AAPI Women Lead.

Dr. Connie Wun (she/her), PhD is a Researcher, Author, Trainer, Educator, Speaker, Facilitator, Teacher and Counselor whose work is a reflection of a lifelong commitment to ending racial and gender-based violence. She co-founded AAPI Women Lead, a non-profit, whose mission is to end violence against Asian and Pacific Islander women, girls and non-binary communities.

Dr. Wun leads national community-driven research projects on race, gender, and state violence. She provides research training to help community groups examine and transform real-life contexts for organizational, institutional, state, and structural needs.

Dr. Wun has published in academic journals, book anthologies, and online publications including Elle Magazine. She has been an invited speaker for top high-tech companies, academic institutions, the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and girls, as well as other non-profit organizations. Dr. Wun has been featured in interviews with NPR, Code Switch, Democracy Now!, The Reidout Show and Politically Re-Active.

In 2021, Dr Connie Wun was recognized on The Good Morning America’s Inspiration List, Gold House A100 2021’s Most Impactful Asians and Pacific Islanders. She was also recognized by the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus with the 2021 Excellence in Civil Rights Award. Dr. Wun is also a 2020 Soros Justice Fellow who is examining race, gender and the sex trades.

2021 Panel Moderator

Priya David Clemens

Respected Journalist and expert facilitator 

Currently the host of KQED Newsroom, the long-running television weekly news series, Priya David Clemens is a veteran journalist with more than 15 years of television news experience working for a variety of national and local outlets, including CBS News, NBC News, KTVU, and multiple broadcast outlets. Clemens served as a producer and news associate for NBC Nightly News, Dateline, Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and News with Brian Williams. At CBS, she was a national correspondent, reporting for CBS Evening News and The Early Show and anchoring for the CBS Weekend Early Show news desk.


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