Co-Presented by the Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by the Life and Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014) is a multimedia exhibition illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary activist Yuri Kochiyama through artworks that highlight the values and themes that guided her, and the incredibly diverse people, struggles, and movements that inspired her throughout a lifetime dedicated to fighting for a more humane and just world. This notice sent to Wright Enterprises courtesy of Larsen Associates features four African American artists.
The Tobacco Industry is the Number#1 Profiler of Black people. Each year 45,000 Black people die from tobacco related diseases; more than AIDS, Officer Involved Shootings, and other Homicides combined. For decades, tobacco companies have dumped their deadly products in our communities with impunity. Tell them how you feel about it!
News of 100 Year-Old San Franciscan Iris Canada's death this past Saturday hit the airwaves, Internet and papers...I received a call today, March 28, 2017, from a radio host and columnist giving me the news I was not prepared for...and I ask myself why not? What did I expect?
Oakland is the Only West Coast Destination for Part of Industry Initiative to Support City Tourism. Making a difference today, 175 travel professionals will donate their time and service in Oakland. Frances Wong of Visit Oakland shares news with Wright Enterprises.
San Francisco Community Leader, Reverend Dr. Harold Pierre of Pilgrim Community Church shares the Pastoral Leadership Forum with news of rally to help missing children in the Washington, D. C. area.
The national nonprofit, African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, takes its important and life-saving presentation "What Does Menthol Have to Do with It? Everything! Tobacco and Social Injustice" on the road to Austin, Texas, March 23, 2017. Experts from AATCLC will present in the afternoon at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health and will also host a soiree for media and invited guests in the evening to share information about the devastating effect mentholated cigarettes have had on the African American community. AATCLC has documentation about the Tobacco industry targeting and profiling African Americans to consume the deadly products that result in 45,000 deaths among African Americans.
It's Food & Fun all for a worthy cause! 'Primed and Prepped' is a notable program for the Bayview Hunters Point Y, through which young men and women of color have gained job skills in the culinary arts and gone on to explore careers in culinary arts and hospitality. Come out and join the festivities to help raise the funds for this successful program. Can't attend the March 7th Iron Chef Competition? Click the link to donate. Help make a dream come true for youth with a vision to be the best they can be.
W.E. Community Spotlight E-News first shared this news on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Updates on events that have occurred will be shared when they are provided. Read to get a pulse of what's happening in the San Francisco Bay Area.
100 Year Old Iris Canda Can't Go Home Again..Locked Out! Gentrification Meeting in San Francisco & More
W.E. Community Spotlight E-news shared this newsletter on Monday, February 13 when Ms. Canada had been shut out of her home since Friday, February 13 by the San Francisco Sheriff's Department following court orders. As you consider this story, consider the rent for one bedroom apartments average $3,000 a month, senior housing and affordable housing have wait lists of five years and the City of San Francisco has more luxury apartment and condos in the pipeline to be added to the City's housing stock. W.E. will update you on the Gentrification meeting and more as information is provided. Take a look at what's happening.
The Executive Director of Afro Solo, Thomas Simpson, shares his involvement in Black History Month celebrations and upcoming events.