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Dec-04-2018

How to Love People as They Are: A conversation with Eric Tatum

Eric Tatum is a beloved long-time staff and community member at GLIDE. He has seen many changes over the decades, and has recently been collaborating with our Adult Education Specialist Stephanie McNally to record and archive his invaluable memories. We are grateful to Eric for recognizing the historical significance of his perspectives and experiences, and

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Jun-15-2018

A Father’s Gift

Iona Lewis is a Case Manager with GLIDE’s Men in Progress program. Thanks to her father, Iona has been a part of the GLIDE community her entire life. Now, she and her husband Raphael are both employees here and their son, Carlo, attends GLIDE’s Family, Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC) during the day. Iona and

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Jul-07-2017

Bus Stop in the Name of Love!

Artist Kate Haug talks about her Summer of Love poster series for SF’s bus shelters—and one very hip poster in particular, featuring Janice Mirikitani and Rev. Cecil Williams

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Jun-28-2016

Homelessness is a man-made disaster

We San Franciscans are no strangers to tremors. We live in earthquake country. We’ve weathered some major ones, and we continue to prepare for the Big One we all know is coming someday. But let’s ask ourselves: Is the ground not already shaking? Homelessness is a man-made earthquake, a painful and destructive rift in the

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Jun-23-2016

Con Amor Incondicional y Solidaridad

Today, and every day, we stand in solidarity and with love alongside our LGBTQ sisters and brothers. This includes our dear Latina/o/x sisters and brothers who were overwhelmingly represented among the victims at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, site of the latest mass-shooting in this country’s appalling epidemic of gun violence and bigotry.

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Aug-27-2015

We Can Do Better…

By GLIDE LEADERSHIP EVERY HUMAN BEING DESERVES DIGNITY AND RESPECT, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. There is much disturbance in response to a video circulating depicting the SF police handling of Black man with a prosthetic leg. He was behaving in ways that caused potential threat to harming himself and others. To many, the video depicts careless and

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Aug-19-2015

Celebrating Kristi Yamaguchi

By Amber Zeise, Emerging Leader Intern – Special Events, Civic and Social Innovation As this year’s Annual Legacy Gala swiftly approaches, the GLIDE family is taking time to acknowledge and appreciate individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others. This special evening celebrates the community by dancing, eating, drinking, and rejoicing! It

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Jul-16-2015

NOW OPEN: THE TENDERLOIN MUSEUM

Reverend Cecil Williams, in front of the “Church of Change” exhibit at the Tenderloin Museum. After six years of planning, prodding, and devotion, Mr. Randy Shaw and a large team of supporters has made the Tenderloin Museum a reality. The effort, fully supported by Mayor Ed Lee, has produced a wonderful space on the corner

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Jun-19-2015

From Janice and Cecil…

We join with the GLIDE Leadership Team in a message of condolence and comfort to the Charleston, South Carolina communities, and the Emanuel AME Church family. We’ve taken a moment to reflect upon our history and the depth of significance of the imbedded effects of racism on our society. We both have experienced slavery and

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Aug-08-2014

Crack is Genocide, 1990’s Style #throwbackthursday #tbt

Written by Rev. Cecil Williams and originally printed in the New York Times on Thursday, February 15, 1990. San Francisco – Today, as President Bush attends a six hour drug “summit” in Colombia, I wonder why he so often says that drugs are our nation’s number one problem, yet he does so little about them.

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Sep-22-2014

For Rev. Cecil Williams, on his 85th Birthday

I first learned of GLIDE in 1981. I was a seminary student at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley and was in a class called “Ministry of Deviance”(!). The class had three requirements: 1) Ride in a cop car with a Berkeley police office; 2) Walk through the Tenderloin at midnight with the Night Minister;

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Jun-19-2014

True Impact – GLIDE is the 2014 True Impact Prize Winner

Reposted from True Ventures Blog originally posted on June 18, 2014 by Jon Callaghan and Christiaan Vorkink It’s not every day that you get to meet a legend—let alone two of them—and engage in a rich discussion about the problems and opportunities facing our city and our time. It’s also not every day that you

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Dec-06-2013

Rest In Power, Nelson Mandela

At GLIDE we mark the passing of one of the greatest icons of peace and love in the world. The name of Nelson Mandela will forever stand for the highest grace and strength of character that the human spirit can attain. Mandela was imprisoned 27 years for resisting oppression and the brutal treatment of his

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Feb-08-2013

Getting into Character: GLIDE Kids Celebrate Black History Month

Classy Martin, GLIDE’s Children’s Choir Director, is working hard with GLIDE children as they prepare for their upcoming play on Sunday, February 24, celebrating Black History Month. Be sure to join us at the 9AM or 11AM Celebration! Classy shares a story of getting the actors ready for their performance: This little boy is working

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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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Jan-19-2011

"Talking with each other in a way that heals."

by Janice Mirikitani and Rev. Cecil Williams, Co-Founders

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Jan-18-2011

Reflections on MLK

by Janice Mirikitani and Rev. Cecil Williams, Co-Founders Part 1… Part 2…

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