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Media Coverage on GLIDE’s “Poet and Crusader for People in Need” 

The loss of GLIDE’s beloved Co-Founder and former GLIDE Foundation President Janice Mirikitani was covered in national and Bay Area news outlets, with more than 40 original stories and syndicated articles through the Associated Press in 300 additional markets. Notable recognitions included an appreciative New York Times obituary where Janice was described as a “Poet and Crusader for People in Need.” 

National Coverage

7/29 Associated Press, “Janice Mirikitani, poet, San Francisco church leader, dies” 

7/30 Politico, “California Playbook”

7/29 USA Today, “Janice Mirikitani, San Francisco poet laureate and church leader, dies at 80” 

7/30 Rafu Shimpo – LA Japanese Daily News, “Poet, Activist Janice Mirikitani Dies at 80” 

8/1 AsAm News, “Poet & activist Janice Mirikitani dies at 80 in San Francisco”  

8/13 New York Times, “Janice Mirikitani, Poet and Crusader for People in Need, Dies at 80” 

8/11 Rafu Shimpo – LA Japanese Daily News, “GLIDE to Hold Celebration of Life for Mirikitani” 

Bay Area Coverage

7/29 SF Chronicle, “Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE co-founder, activist and S.F. poet laureate, dies at 80” 

7/29 KTVU, “Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE co-founder and poet, dies unexpectedly” 

7/30 KQED, “Remembering Janice Mirikitani” 

7/29 ABC7, “’One of our city’s true lights’: San Francisco mourns loss of GLIDE co-founder Janice Mirikitani” 

7/29 CBS / KPIX, “GLIDE Church Co-Founder, Poet and San Francisco Activist Janice Mirikitani Dies at Age 80” 

7/29 KCBS Radio, “GLIDE co-founder, activist and SF poet laureate Janice Mirikitani dies” 

7/30 KQED, “Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE Co-Founder and SF Poet Laureate, Dies” 

7/29 KRON, “Activist Janice Mirikitani dies” 

7/29 Washington Post, “Janice Mirikitani, poet, San Francisco church leader, dies” 

7/29 Bay Area Reporter, “Poet, longtime ally Janice Mirikitani dies” 

7/29 SF Gate, “GLIDE co-founder and former SF poet laureate Janice Mirikitani dies” 


7/29 SFist, “Day Around the Bay” 

7/30 KPIX – Liam’s List, “RIP: JANICE MIRIKITANI” 

7/30 SF Giants observe a moment of silence 

7/31  SF Business Times, “SFBT Friday Digest: GLIDE Memorial co-founder dies; Investor nabs tech campus” 

7/30  KALW Radio, “GLIDE Leader and Former San Francisco Poet Laureate Janice Mirikitani Has Died” 


8/1 KCBS story, “GLIDE co-founder, activist and SF poet laureate Janice Mirikitani dies” 

8/1 KTVU covered vigil 

8/1 NBC Bay Area, “Memorial for Janice Mirikitani” 

8/2 Post News Group, “Janice Mirikitani – A memorial fund in Mirikitani’s name has been established to support women’s and children’s programs so near and dear to her heart” 

8/4 KQED Forum, “Remembering Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE Co-Founder and Former San Francisco Poet Laureate” 

8/5 Nichi Bei Weekly, “Janice Mirikitani, poet, GLIDE Memorial Church leader, dies” 

8/6 Post News Group, “Janice Mirikitani, 80” 

8/8 San Francisco Chronicle / Legacy.com, “Janice Mirikitani 1941-2021” 

8/12 Bay Area Reporter, “GLIDE church to celebrate the life of Janice Mirikitani Sunday” 

8/12 SF Bay Times, “In Loving Memory of Janice Mirikitani” 

8/12 SF Bay Times, “Honoring the life and legacy of artist, activist, poet, feminist, teacher and GLIDE Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani” 

8/14 San Francisco Examiner, “Guided by voices: Remembering the lives of Janice Mirikitani, Terry Collins and San Franciscans passed on ‘It’s the people of true revolutionary commitment… who are responsible for the culture of The City’”  

8/15 San Francisco Chronicle, “Janice Mirikitani remembered as a champion for San Francisco’s neediest” 

8/15 KTVU, “Mourners say goodbye to the ‘Mother of GLIDE Memorial Church’ “

8/15 KCBS Radio, “A special ceremony held to honor the life of Janice Mirikitani at San Francisco’s GLIDE Memorial Church” 

8/15 KPIX, “Celebration of life for GLIDE cofounder Janice Mirikitani” 

8/15 ABC7, “Janice Mirikitani Memorial” 

8/17 Street Sheet, “In Memoriam: Janice Mirikitani”  

8/17 San Francisco Examiner, “Poet and activist Janice Mirikitani honored by her community, loved ones”

8/17 KALW, “San Francisco’s Celebrated Poets Honor Janice Mirikitani’s Civic Leadership and  Poetry” 

8/21  KTVU, “Karen Hanrahan, President & CEO GLIDE Foundation”