THE SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING ON TUESDAY: THE 40% NEIGHBORHOOD PREFERENCE LEGISLATION IS ON THE AGENDA
WHO: Dr. Amos Brown, President of the San Francisco NAACP, NAACP Officials, Community Leaders, Housing Rights Activists, Non Profit Leaders, Concerned Citizens
WHAT: Call to Action to attend the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Meeting
WHERE: City Hall, Board Chambers, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco 94102
WHEN:2:00 p.m.Tuesday, November 17, 2015
WHY: Dr. Amos Brown, President of the San Francisco NAACP, NAACP officials, and housing rights activists are calling those concerned about social justice and equitable housing to attend the Tuesday, November 17th San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting. The landmark legislation, 40% Neighborhood Preference, passed unanimously last week in the Land Use Committee will be considered by the full board of supervisors.
"Everyone concerned about equality should attend Tuesday'smeeting," said Dr. Amos Brown, President of the NAACP. "If we lose this stabilizing legislation, we fall further down the slippery slope of inequality and injustice."
A set of statistics for one City of San Francisco affordable housing program that indicated approximately 200 Whites, 600 Asians, 140 Latinos and 65 Africans occupy the units, were presented in the Land Use Committee and they demonstrated the disparity caused by the current lottery system.
"The consequences of the lottery system have been devastating to communities, particularly the African-American community, who have been leaving the city at an incredibly alarming rate," said Supervisor Malia Cohen, Chairman of the three-member Land Use Committee. "This is an incredibly bold and important legislation for the residents of San Francisco." Cohen and the committee of Supervisor Scott Wiener, and Supervisor Jane Kim say the new legislation will be more equitable. Supervisor London Breed, President of the Board of Supervisors attended the Land Use Committee and also voiced her support of the legislation.
Supervisor Malia Cohen chairs the powerful Land Use Committee that includes members Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim. The committee unanimously passed the legislation with input from President of the Board of Supervisors London Breed on November 9, 2015.
THOUGHTS & PRAYERS FOR PARIS
The unique beauty and draw of Paris comes to mind amid the horrific reports of the aftermath of terrorist attacks. Having covered and presented at the Cannes International Film Festival for over 20 years, Paris, a comforting and enlightening stop, along the way to the Cannes International Film Festival is deep in the heart of this native San Franciscan.
To my family in France and to all my friends that I have met in Paris and Cannes over the years, I pray your safety and that of your family and friends.
For those who have lost friends and family, I pray that you will in time be healed and will not let the light of Paris and France be dimmed by the darkness of November 13, 2015. Know that the U.S. and the world stands with you.
Friend Filmmaker Sanelle Sibanda, whose film "Zola" screened at 68th Cannes International Film Festival and the San Francisco Black Film Festival 2015 on the Red Carpet .
SF Filmmaker Jacquie Taliaferro Interviewed about the LaHitz Media Sojourner Truth Award in Cannes.
Jacquie Taliaferro and Jimmy Jean Louis at Cannes International Film Festival.
Meeting fellow San Franciscans in Cannes
Friends Afolabi Adesanya, Nigerian Film Corporation CEO & renowned Nigerian Fillmmaker Rhamatou Kieta represent Nollywood at Cannes.
The fellowship of international artists working to improve the world through cinema is a basic theme in France.Jacquie Taliaferro with Eddie Mbato, CEO South African National Film Video Foundation, and International Stars Eriq Ebouaney and Jimmy Jean-Louis ( His film "Toussaint Louverture," opened the 2014 Oakland International Film Festival and he was the "Haitian" on NBC's "Heroes")
Fellow San Francisco Actor & Activist, Danny Glover, Receives the 2004 LaHitz@Cannes Sojourner Truth Award presented by actress Lynn Whitfield.
Mavens of "Maison Revolution," Robin Bates and Connie Bryan of Maison de la Culture Noire Americane.
Thank you for connecting Paris and San Francisco with your comrade Connie Bryan and the Maison Revolution- Maison de la Culture NoireAméricaine. May international designer and philanthropist Angele de Meideros of Afric E'lance and all of our mutual friends be well as our thoughts and prayers continue.