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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Live Streams every weekend!
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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Sunday, August 14 – 11am
Daveea Whitmire, of Third Parent Family,
in conversation with Jenna Littlejohn, activist & development strategist.
Journalist Denise Sullivan’s SF Lives Live Talks stream monthly from Bird & Beckett every 2nd Sunday morning!

San Francisco journalist Denise Sullivan’s invaluable SF Lives project lives on in a monthly second-Sunday-mornings series of live-streamed conversations from Bird & Beckett. She’s out today, but Jenna Littlejohn, who’s assisted in our livestream production of this series since its inception, will step up to take Denise’s place at the microphone.

SF Lives began and continues as a print media column, casting a thoughtful and inspiring light on many dozens of individuals — activists, educators, arts and cultural leaders, and lesser-known workers, the everyday people who help make the City a place we can still call home.

This Sunday, August 14th, at 10 a.m., Jenna converses with Daveea Whitmire, co-founder of Third Parent Family, a community resource hub established in late 2019, on the value and utility of their very human connection with individuals all over the city. Jenna has been active with Third Parent for several years, granting her first-person knowledge of its workings and its accomplishments.

Tune in to the bookshop’s live stream, found on the Bird & Beckett Facebook page and YouTube channel. Your contributions help us pay an honorarium to the guest and host.

Cutting through red tape of social services has been Third Parent Family’s special gift. With partner organizations and volunteers standing by to assist, we’ll hear from Daveea about how the grassroots organization he co-founded and co-helms with Whitney White came to be, and how to access its services — immediately.

Daveea and Whitney were focused from the start on helping low-income communities through a time that has disproportionately affected African American families and other people of color. During the pandemic, Third Parent Family’s services, already crucial to dozens of individuals, have come to be in ever higher demand. Third Parent Family began a food pantry in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood, and has gone from serving a handful of people to providing a broad range of connections and services to over 200 families in San Francisco.

Learn about Third Parent Family!
Visit the organization’s website at https://www.thirdparentfamily.com/

Read more about Jenna Littlejohn here: SF Lives: Jenna Littlejohn – Devoted to Preserving San Francisco’s Vibe


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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