Friday, July 13, 2007

affordable housing in the Mission

Today as I walked home from the BART Station along Mission Street I saw a large gathering at the intersection of Mission and Cesar Chavez. Standing with colorful signs this enthusiastic, diverse crowd of immigrants, senior citizens, youth and young people sought to highlight the need for real affordable housing in SF. The demonstration was organized by the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center and a variety of other groups including Queers for Peace and Justice.

For more information about these efforts to encourage affordable housing and locally owned businesses on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Mission Street click here.

Here's a recent opinion piece in the Guardian by the Executive Director of the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.

In a few weeks the faith communities of San Francisco will be standing together with the Bay Area Organizing Committee to stand up in support of affordable housing, health care and fair paying jobs for working people and families in SF.

2 comments:

Sarah K. said...

Hey Will--just a note to say hi--discovered your blog via Susan D's blog. I find yours really moving and inspiring. It's easy to get complacent in Charlottesville--I'll keep reading your blog to keep grounded. I hope you are well!

Fondly,

Sarah Kinney Gaventa
VTS 2005

Progressive Pragmatist said...

That sign in the pic is a hoot. A total hoot.