The Way Forward: GLIDE and LEAD SF

In July, GLIDE joined a coalition of 15 agencies across San Francisco to launch the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, which coordinates with San Francisco’s law enforcement agencies and its criminal justice system to re-route willing nonviolent offenders from jail to services. With support from a major grant from the Department of Public Health (DPH), GLIDE will be hiring new staff to support LEAD, including outreach workers and case managers. Paul Harkin, who oversees GLIDE’s HIV/Hep C Prevention and Harm Reduction Services, will manage GLIDE’s participation in the pilot program, with help from Harm Reduction’s Janet Ector, who will act as Program Coordinator.

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GLIDE’s Raija Freeman-Patterson on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. La Casa de Las Madres, a local empowerment program for survivors, reports that the San Francisco Police Department responds to about 4,200 domestic violence reports annually.

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“Oh My Sweet Land”: Bringing Cross-Cultural Cooking and Conversation to GLIDE’s Kitchen

On Tuesday, October 17, GLIDE will host a free performance by Golden Thread theater company of Oh My Sweet Land, a play by Amir Nizar Zuabi that offers a personal take on the Syrian conflict and resulting refugee crisis from the perspective of its female protagonist (played by Nora El Samahy). Torange Yeghiazarian is the founding artistic director of Golden Thread, a San Francisco company devoted to plays written, directed and performed by artists of Middle Eastern heritage. Torange began the company a little over 20 years ago, and does the artistic programming, play selection, hiring of the artists and general running of the company along with two other full-time staff members. She kindly spoke to us about the play and her inspiration for having it performed here at GLIDE.

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Leading with Heart: GLIDE’s Community Safety and Training Team

The following reflections are from Lillian Mark, GLIDE Community Safety and Training Manager and were originally delivered to GLIDE’s congregation on September 17, 2017.

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Defend DACA: A Call to Action

A message from GLIDE’s Pastoral Team

A wave of cruelty is sweeping over our country.

On Tuesday the Trump Administration moved to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the immigration policy that gave “Dreamers” a fairer chance to thrive in the United States. Rightly, DACA made undocumented minors eligible for work visas and offered safety from deportation.

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GLIDE Stands with All Immigrants

A Statement from GLIDE Leadership

GLIDE stands with the 800,000 DACA Dreamers who are our neighbors, friends, colleagues, loved ones and fellow Americans, including the more than 220,000 throughout California and here in the Bay Area.

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The Bay Area Gives Back

A Closer Look at GLIDE’s Legacy Gala partner Bob’s Steak & Chop House

The GLIDE Legacy Gala may have come and gone but who says the inspiration needs to end? Not us! The Legacy Committee wants to keep the good going and has connected with some of our partners to learn more about what ‘giving back’ means to them and why they decided to participate in the Gala. First up is Bob’s Steak & Chop House with Chef Thomas Rhodes. Check out our Q&A below but be warned: this will definitely inspire you in more ways than one, and you may just be craving a good steak after reading it.

—The GLIDE Legacy Committee

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We're having a Homecoming! If you or a loved one has drifted away from GLIDE Church, we would love to reconnect with you on November 26 at 9:00 or 11:00 am #SundayCelebration. Hope to see you then! #unconditionallove @coalitiononhomelessness #sleepout is lit! Sleeping outside at Powell tonight to raise awareness around #homelessness in SF & demand #affordablehousing, dignity & safety for all.
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Not only are they sleeping out tonight in solidarity, they are providing our homeless neighbors with warm and nutritious food, music and haircuts. 
#housingisaright @coalitiononhomelessness #Sleepout is LIT. Stop the sweeps, provide #affordablehousing to the thousands of people who live on the streets in this city. #housekeysnothandcuffs We are so excited about our #HolidayJam2017 lineup, which includes acclaimed musician and songwriter @judithgloryhill, Motown legend Valerie Simpson, Beatbox World Champion @butterscotchmusic and vocal powerhouse @vbozeman! Today GLIDE is thrilled to add the freshest and most energetic R&B group in town @nexttowndown to the list! Join us on 11/29 for #LoveOvercomes—use code LOVE17 for 25% discount!
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