Mission & Method
GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice influences public policy and changes public perception around poverty, discrimination, and civil and human rights. We do this through thought leadership, policy development, grassroots organizing, education, and legal action. We convene policymakers and peers to amplify the voices of our community, while mobilizing congregants, clients, volunteers, donors and neighbors to become agents of social change.
Be the Change
Anyone can change the world! Join GLIDE to stand with those most impacted by poverty and inequity by advancing economic and social justice. Volunteer to serve a meal, speak up and out against inequity, march with GLIDE to City Hall; there are many ways to take action and join us as an agent for change. Stay up-to-date on our policy and advocacy efforts and learn about opportunities including community meetings, phone banks, voter turnout efforts and emergency actions that rely on people like you, people ready to create a just world.
A Curriculum for Understanding and Justice
GLIDE is working in partnership with Jeff Reisig, District Attorney for Yolo County, and Matt Carmichael, Chief of Police at the University of Oregon, on an ongoing series of cultural sensitivity trainings for police officers and district attorneys up and down the West Coast. Read more about this transformative work on our Real Talk Blog.
GLIDE and Alabama
GLIDE traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to experience the opening of the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice sponsored by the Equal Justice Initiative. Glide was joined by The Kitchen, the Rafiki Coalition, the Stanford Graduate School of Education and justice seekers from around the nation. This trip was part of the Center for Social Justice learning series centered on race inequality, truth, justice and reconciliation. Future efforts will have the CSJ convening partners to support a national movement for truth, justice and reconciliation.
Our City Our Home
Join GLIDE on Nov. 6 in supporting a real solution to chronic homelessness in San Francisco. Prop C applies a small tax on corporate revenue in excess of $50 million to fund a comprehensive plan integrating proven upstream and downstream interventions that we already know work. This is our chance to finally address this humanitarian crisis affecting us all. Ourcityourhomesf.org
Where the Action Is
Learn about some of the ways we’re organizing to bring equity, justice and opportunity to GLIDE’s community.
Eye on the Ball: Prop C, Our City Our Home
The Key to Transforming the Homeless Crisis GLIDE assists people who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness every day, and we have witnessed the effects of the housing crisis on everyone from working families to retirees to disabled veterans on waiting lists for shelter. As a community that values unconditional love and radicalRead Full
June 2018 Election Wrap-up
On June 5, San Franciscans voted to make our city a more equitable, safe and just place. Together we made real progress on affordable childcare, limiting the tobacco industry’s influence on children, providing legal representation to tenants, providing just compensation to our public school teachers and lowering the potential for death and injury through taser