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Mar-27-2020

Women Are Moving

by Janice Mirikitani There are women who are moving.There are women who have said what must be done:            Our grandmothers who carried us on their shoulders,            wove memories of prisons/canefields/refugee camps    without self pity.            Our mothers/mine who stood in a River of Silence            snuffed her dreams and stilled her life, incarcerated in            World War II internment camps,

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Mar-20-2019

Freeing the Bible’s Marginalized Voices

Marvin K White, Vashti and Liberation In honor of Women’s History Month, GLIDE’s own Interim Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White shares his gifts as a poet and theologian in a piece entitled “Vashti”. The poem and accompanying interview were originally published in the GLIDE Church eNews, Congregation Connect. Vashti I was with the other women

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Feb-16-2017

Remember, and never be silent: On the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066

As we have seen in recent weeks, presidential executive orders can come swiftly, barreling down on a population with the stroke of a pen. They can have enormous influence, enormous consequences. And, again as we have seen, they can also be resisted by the populace and overruled by the judiciary when they outrage our sense

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Apr-30-2016

Poetry Makes a Difference

Thirteen women. Different backgrounds. Different outlooks. Different lifestyles. But all in the same room, writing. Writing to tell a story. Through symbolism, art and passion came poems.

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Apr-25-2016

Using Poetry to Overcome Fear: Angela Coleman

Angela Coleman, Case Manager at the GLIDE Walk-In Center, has a lot to celebrate. As the newest appointee to the San Francisco Reentry Council, Angela looks forward to helping formerly incarcerated people reach their potential as they readjust to life outside prison. “The appointment to the Reentry Council is a very humbling opportunity and I am

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Apr-13-2012

Smile to Watch the Wind and the Cloud

by William Ko, Accounting Manager Who doesn’t have some unforgettable affairs with eternal gratitude? Who can predict the result? Who doesn’t have an evil spirit in his heart? Or a little bite unintentionally mistaken? Who doesn’t have some unobtainable dreams? Who owes whom more? Who would like to explain the actual reason? Everything has gone

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Oct-20-2011

I Can Be Strong

by Magnolia, GLIDE Family When you told me I have cancer my soul fell blue Felt my fight was over, felt my life was through Felts so confused and alone that day Had no idea how I would find my way I used to wish the sky would smack me on my head Woke up

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