Come March with Us: OccupySF

by Dr. Karen Oliveto, Pastor

I recently read a pretty jarring report in Business Insider. The article showed several graphs depicting the following information:

1. With a brief except in 1980,  unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression.
2. At the same time, corporate profits are at an all-time high.
3. Wages as a percent of the economy are at an all-time low.
4. Income and wealth inequality in the US economy is near an all-time high.

Take a look at this graph which shows how CEO salaries have skyrocketed in the past 20 years while worker wages have had an incremental increase:

This information confirms what I am seeing every day at GLIDE: the American Dream has become the American nightmare, as more and more individuals and families struggle just to make ends meet.  Unfortunately, in this economy, even things like health insurance and education are now luxury items.

The system isn’t working. With so many suffering, it can no longer be business as usual.
On Sunday, the GLIDE community will be leaving after the 11am Celebration and marching to the Occupy SF encampment. This will be a show of our solidarity to this nonviolent, peaceful social movement which is sweeping the globe.

Come march with us!

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2 comments on “Come March with Us: OccupySF
  1. belinda schafer says:

    I’m not seeing when and where? I’ll be coming from a distance, so planning is everything. Thanks!!

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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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