Wednesday, March 18, 2009
homelessness & community in SF
Last week, I visited the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society's Polk Street: Lives in Transition exhibit, which chronicles the complex lives and circumstances of those who seek and have sought comfort, acceptance, hope and a home in the Polk Street & Tenderloin neighborhoods through the years. You can learn more about the exhibit here, and in this week's Guardian read a story about a few of the people whose stories are shared in the exhibit. One of those people is my friend and San Francisco clergy colleague, the Reverend Megan Rohrer. Megan is an important part of today's Polk Street area and through the Welcome Ministry is seeking to respond to poverty in San Francisco one person, one sidewalk at a time. The Human Rights Campaign shares some of Megan's inspiring story here.