2023 GLIDE Legacy Awardees
In 2009 a small group of compassionate young entrepreneurs came together at GLIDE to inspire a new audience of young professionals across the San Francisco/ Bay Area about GLIDE’s mission to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.
And now the GLIDE Legacy Committee proudly invites you to join us for the 14th annual GLIDE Legacy Gala! The event will occur at Terra Gallery in San Francisco beginning at 8:00 pm on August 18.
We will display the work of young changemakers who are dedicating their lives to improving the world. It will be a night of dance, celebration, and music, with performances from the infamous GLIDE Ensemble and Change band, DJ KingMost, and the fierce Newoncé.
People who are new to San Francisco have sought GLIDE out as a place to share their compassion for those who are less fortunate only to discover just how fulfilling the experience can be of making a difference in someone’s life.
At the Legacy Gala, the GLIDE Legacy Committee will honor two people who embody GLIDE’s mission and the spirit of its Co-Founders, Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani. Veteran Bay Area journalist and Bay Area resident Priya David Clemens returns as host.
This year’s Gala will honor the following awardees: president and founder of New Breath Foundation, Soros Justice Fellow, and ROOTS program founder, Eddy Zheng and co-founder of San Francisco’s Transgender District, founding queen of Drag Story Hour, co-owner of the Stud Bar, and the first transgender Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party, Honey Mahogany.
Eddy works to mobilize resources to support Asian American, Native Hawaii, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) harmed by violence and the unjust immigration and criminal justice systems. Eddy is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story,” a TEDx speaker, a SXSW featured speaker, and a contributor to the book: Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation.
Eddy was featured in the December 2021 New Yorker article “An Education while Incarcerated.”
Honey is a co-founder and served as the inaugural Executive Director of San Francisco’s Transgender District, she is a founding queen of Drag Story Hour, a co-owner of the Stud Bar, a singer with nu-metal group Commando, and recently ran a historic campaign for District 6 Supervisor in San Francisco.
Currently, Honey is working as the District Director for Assemblymember Matt Haney and serves as Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party.
The GLIDE Legacy Committee works on initiatives for fundraising, volunteering, and social engagement in its first year. Above all else, the committee’s sole purpose remains to engage new audiences and deepen community involvement within GLIDE.
Matt Haney (California Assemblyman and former San Francisco Supervisor), Mike Kim (Head of Google for Startups, APAC and Korea), and Laura Thompson (committee co-founder and currently serving on GLIDE’s Board of Directors) are notable past members of the committee.
This event connects and mobilizes changemakers to honor GLIDE’s legacy of love, compassion, and community. More than 800 guests are invited to GLIDE Legacy Gala to promote the power of unconditional love for creating social impact in San Francisco and beyond.
We hope to see you on August 18th! Get your tickets today!