Why am I writing this blog?

by Rita Shimmin, Co-Executive Director

Why am I writing this blog?… Because GLIDE is entering the online, digital age and pulling me along with it. We are upgrading the look and feel of our website and developing a social-networking application to engage and grow our online community. Why do we want you to have a better experience on our website? Why do we want more and more people sharing the GLIDE experience through social media? Because GLIDE is in the business of social change; and everybody knows that social change is happening online and through social-networking.

Internet technology has given GLIDE new avenues to reach people who are interested in social justice and joining us in our mission to break cycles of poverty and spread love to those on the margins. We are so excited to see the reach of GLIDE’s love through our internet community and we welcome you to visit us through our website, this blog, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and check out client, staff, and volunteer vlogs on YouTube and Vimeo.

So, why am I writing this blog? To welcome you, to invite you to join our online family, and to thank you for your commitment to social change.

 
 
 
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One comment on “Why am I writing this blog?
  1. Laura says:

    Thank you Glide Memorial for all that that you do! Your warm spirits and help will not go un-noticed. The unfortunate are truly lucky to have you in their lives. To have someone to turn to in hunger and poverty and find you for a meal and guidance.
    We all are blessed in many many ways. You are blessed more!
    Thank you and happy holidays.
    Laura

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Celebrating Rev. Cecil Williams today! Leave some well wishes for the Minister of Liberation in the comments! Better yet, wish him a happy birthday in person at #SundayCelebration this weekend! #unconditionallove #fromthearchives #thisdayinhistory #radical @glidesflegacy @shakasenghor @feliciahorowitz @dnwenig @zendesk @mrdannyglover @goapele @vbozeman @ebay_newsroom @sfchronicle @hoodline “My family had that sense about them, a sense of caring. Seeing people as they are, rather than as we would like for them to be. And so that melded in my soul and in my life. And my pathway and my journey has been to say: I’m gonna be inclusive.” —Rev. Cecil Williams

Today we wish a very happy birthday to Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE's beloved Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation. We remain eternally grateful for all that he’s done, and continues to do, for the people of the Tenderloin, San Francisco, and the world through the power and example of unconditional love. #unconditionallove #radical #livinglegend #fromthearchives #thisdayinhistory "Eric understands that recovery takes time& compassion." Learn more about our wonderful Community Safety and Training Team on our blog; link is in our profile! #RealTalk #FacesOfGLIDE photo credit: Alain McLaughlin Did you miss Lillian Mark's inspiring words this past Sunday at Celebration? Don't worry—we're sharing her experiences as Manager of GLIDE's Community Safety and Training Team on our #RealTalk blog in a two-part series this month! Big thanks to Lillian for her loving words and inspiring commitment to GLIDE's mission. Click the link in our profile for the full post. "This role has been the most challenging and soul-saving time for me at GLIDE. It has been an absolute honor to work on this team. We help keep the doors wide open for as many people as possible. We are the extended family for people who need and want it, and they are my family. We are there for the good days and the bad days. The team teaches me a lot. Let me tell you about the other day..." https://glidesf.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/leading-with-heart/

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