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RealTalk Blog

Voices from the front lines of GLIDE’s efforts serving those in need and advocating for change.

May 09, 2022

The Glidettes: Our Moment of Joy

During the month of May, GLIDE celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage. In this story, we highlight the Glidettes, a delightful group of Asian-identifying seniors and performers who embody GLIDE’s mission to create a loving and inclusive community. 

“For me, dancing is beautiful,” said Li Sucui, “It opens my heart like a flower, and it makes me happy.” At a spry ...

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Apr-20-2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Andy Shapiro

This week, GLIDE is honoring National Volunteer Week by celebrating our amazing volunteers! We are kicking the week off with a spotlight on Andy Shapiro, who has been volunteering at GLIDE for over two years....


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Mar-29-2022

Closing Out Women’s History With A Celebratory Refrain

Dear Friends, At a time when stereotypes and violence against women pervade, not ironically, we move out of Women’s History Month and into Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Below is a speech I gave last year – one that reminds me that as much as we’ve sought and made changes to laws, to systems and to...


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Mar-08-2022

Street homeless to housed: Nikki’s story

After losing her job due to cutbacks, and then being evicted from her apartment, Nikki found herself living on the streets of San Francisco. People experience homelessness for various reasons and the impact of being unhoused can be extremely detrimental to an individual or family. It exacerbates existing health problems, increases risks for new ones,...


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Mar-04-2022

Remembering Richard Blum

GLIDE joins with many in the Bay Area and those across the nation in mourning the passing of Richard Blum. GLIDE President & CEO Karen Hanrahan and GLIDE Co-Founder Reverend Cecil Williams remember the life and spirit of Richard: “A truly remarkable individual, Richard was a change agent for radical inclusiveness, a social justice advocate,...


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Mar-03-2022

More Good News About GLIDE To Share

Dear Friends, I am excited to share some good news about GLIDE for the coming year! While we’ve been innovating and adapting during COVID-19, we’ve also been making headway on our plans to deepen and expand GLIDE’s impact and provide sustainable solutions to the growing challenges facing San Francisco.  Here are a few highlights of what’s coming up in 2022:  ...


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Feb-28-2022

Wrapping Up Black History Month 2022

As Black History Month comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on GLIDE’s role in shaping our collective future.  As is well known, GLIDE celebrates Black History all year through the daily acknowledgment of achievements of Black Americans and their invaluable contributions to this mighty institution, to our beloved city and to our troubled, yet promise-filled nation. ...


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Feb-24-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Senecca Vaughn

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month; we asked Senecca Vaughn, Women's Center Peer Advocate, what does Black History Month mean for you?    ...


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Feb-17-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Erby Foster

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month. We asked Erby Foster, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, what does Black History Month mean for you?    ...


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Feb-22-2022

GLIDE Voices Honors Black History Month: Featuring Renesha Westerfield

GLIDE Voices is honoring Black History Month; we asked Renesha Westerfield, Project Manager and Executive Assistant, what does Black History Month mean for you?    ...


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