Please attend an informational meeting at Bird & Beckett
with Amy Farah Weiss of theÂ SaintÂ Francis Homelessness Challenge
She will address:
â€¢ Â what canÂ be done to achieveÂ secure sleep, hygienic toiletingÂ and services for San Franciscoâ€™s unhousedÂ neighbors
â€¢ Â the innovations already being put into play
â€¢ Â the public policies that can make a difference.
7,000 people live on the streets in this wealthy city.
A recent survey found that among its respondents:
80% were living with untreated psychological disabilities
70% were people living with physical disabilities.
60% became houseless after displacement from long-time homes and neighborhoods
60% were women ages 24-40
30% were people of color
30% were men
10% were trans and non-gender-conforming
Become better informed.
Add your imagination and energies to the effort.
Lend your influence on the behalf of our unhoused neighbors.
Follow the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge on facebookÂ at this link.
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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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