Community Conversations

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In response to rising incidences of hate speech and hate violence, the Human Rights Commission has developed an ongoing series of “Community Conversations.”  These conversations about race, hate speech, and discrimination are meant to inspire courageous dialogue towards direct action in an equitable and healing space, with an opportunity for participants to express love and provide help against hate. Since the launch, conversations have wrestled with an engaging and complex variety of topics to inspire thought leadership on current social justice issues.

 

Upcoming Community Conversations

Community Conversations Calendar for May and June 2018

Full calendar for May and June Community Conversations (PDF)

HRC Flyer for May 30 2018 Community Conversation

Announcement (PDF of May 30 event flyer)

HRC Community Conversations Flyer for June 6 2018

Announcement (PDF of June 6 event flyer)

HRC Community Conversations Flyer for June 13 2018

Announcement (PDF of June 13 event flyer)

 

HRC Community Conversations Flyer for June 20 2018

Announcement (PDF of June 20 event flyer)

 

Past Community Conversations

2018

Date Event Related Materials

May 9, 2018

Service & Support Animals in Housing, Employment, Businesses, & Public Places with Matthew Oglander, Investigator and Mediator, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

Announcement

May 2, 2018

San Francisco Black History Urban Hike with Zoë Polk, Deputy Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

Announcement

April 25, 2018

Invisible Shootings: Black Communities Still Under Seige (Part 3) with Michael Warr, Poetry Editor, Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Announcement

April 18, 2018

Invisible Shootings: Black Communities Still Under Seige (Part 2) with Michael Warr, Poetry Editor, Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Announcement

April 11, 2018

Invisible Shootings: Black Communities Still Under Seige (Part 1) with Michael Warr, Poetry Editor, Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Announcement

April 4, 2018

Singing for Change with Sangin' Sara, acclaimed recording artist

Announcement

March 28, 2018

Elevating the Voices of Muslim Women in Social Justice with Madihha Ahussain, Special Counsel for Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Muslim Advocates

Announcement

March 21, 2018

TRAP DOOR: Transgender Cultural Production & the Politics of Visibility with Lexi Adsit, artist and cultural icon; Star Amerasu, multidisciplinary artist and musician; and Nava Mau, performer and filmmaker

Announcement

March 14, 2018

How Everyday Women are Changing Thousands of Lives through Public Policy with Elizabeth Ayala, Senior Program Associate, Women's Foundation of California and Clarissa Doutherd, Executive Director, Parent Voices: Oakland

Announcement

March 7, 2018

From “Ain’t I A Woman” to “Flawless”: Women of Color on Inclusive Feminism with Raquel Willis: Writer, Media Maven and National Organizer for Transgender Law Center; and Mahnani Clay: President & Founder of Project Cheer and social justice icon

Announcement

January 26, 2018

INCLUSIVITY & AUTHORS: The Case for Community-based Publishing with Zetta Elliott, Ph.D., acclaimed Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children Announcement
January 24, 2018 He's Always Been My Son: A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son (Part 3) with Janna Barkin, author of He's Always Been My Son: A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son Announcement
January 17, 2018 He's Always Been My Son: A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son (Part 2) with Janna Barkin, author of He's Always Been My Son: A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son Announcement
January 10, 2018 He's Always Been My Son: A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son (Part 1) with Janna Barkin, author of He's Always Been My Son: A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son Announcement

 

 

Participants at a Community Conversations Help Against Hate Station on August 26, 2017.

2017

Date Event Related Materials

November 29, 2017

Intersectionality with Ilana Kaufman, Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, Jewish Community Relations Council

Announcement

November 22, 2017

HRC Potluck: More Stories of Resilience Announcement
November 15, 2017 Surviving in SF: Stories of Resilience (Men of Color) with Luis M. Aroche, Family Support Navigator, Our Children Our Families Council and Brandon Johnson, United Playaz Announcement
November 8, 2017 Artists as Activists & Healers with Sheryl Evans Davis, Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission and Denise Boston, Ph.D., Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, California Institute of Integral Studies

Announcement

November 1, 2017

Self-Care with Denise Boston, Ph.D., Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, California Institute of Integral Studies 

 

October 25, 2017

On Race, Rage & Protection: Discussing Race & Reality with Darrick Smith, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Co-director, Transformative School Leadership Program, University of San Francisco Announcement
October 18, 2017 Power & Privilege with Sheryl Evans Davis, Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission and Denise Boston, Ph.D., Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, California Institute of Integral Studies Announcement
October 11, 2017 Undocumented and Unafraid: Local Perspectives on the Immigrant Rights Movement with Angela Chan, Policy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform Program, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus; Prishni Murillo, Senior Program Specialist, Department of Children, Youth & Their Families; Clementine Ntshaykolo, Co-director/DOJ Accredited Representative, African Advocacy Network; and Leticia Silva, Counselor, Latino Services Network, Co-founder, Voice of Immigrants Demonstrating Achievement (VIDA), City College of San Francisco

Announcement

October 4, 2017

Accessing Higher Education While Incarcerated with Jason Bell, Director, Project Rebound

Announcement

Photos

September 27, 2017

What if I’m Cisgender, White, Heterosexual, or All Three? Intersections, Privilege and Fierce Ally-ship! with Tarah Fleming, Education Director, Our Family Coalition Announcement
September 20, 2017 Stories of Resilience with Veronica Garcia, Policy Analyst, San Francisco Human Rights Commission  
September 13, 2017 Drumming Circle with Roadmap to Peace with Arturo Carrillo and Chris Reyes, Roadmap to Peace

Announcement

Photos

September 6, 2017

Update: Civil Rights Movements in San Francisco with Rev. Arnold Townsend, Associate Minister, Without Walls Church; Vice President, San Francisco NAACP

Photos

August 30, 2017

The Impact and Trauma of Racism with Denise Boston, Ph.D., Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, California Institute of Integral Studies

Announcement

Photos

August 23, 2017 Civil Rights Movements in San Francisco with Rev. Arnold Townsend, Associate Minister, Without Walls Church; Vice President, San Francisco NAACP 
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