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A Father’s Gift

Iona Lewis is a Case Manager with GLIDE’s Men in Progress program. Thanks to her father, Iona has been a part of the GLIDE community her entire life. Now she and her husband Raphael are both employees here and their

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Pulling Together

Karen Hanrahan on Warren Buffett, a unique GLIDE tradition, and the power of community Tonight, we count down to one of the most unusual and powerful fundraisers any nonprofit might aspire to: the eBay for Charity Auction for Power Lunch

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A Family Affair

Laura Thompson, founding member of the GLIDE Legacy Committee, remembers her mother by living GLIDE’s values I was raised by a badass single mom. She survived an abusive childhood at the hands of a schizophrenic mother and alcoholic father, and

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“We Will Get There”

Rev. Dr. Jay Williams on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the “Urgency of Now” This weekend San Francisco, the Bay Area and the country will honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through acts

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A look back at GLIDE’s Summer of Love: ‘Hippie Is Necessary’

“I’m not a professional photographer, I’m a political organizer. I happen to use the camera to tell the story of the work I do.” —Bob Fitch, Civil Rights photographer, former GLIDE seminary intern, and            

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Summer of Love Flashback: The Black People’s Free Store

In August of 1967, GLIDE’s monthly publication, Venture, was entirely devoted to the Black People’s Free Store. The letter that went out with the publication explained briefly, “The Black People’s Free Store was established in the Spring of 1967 by

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Bus Stop in the Name of Love!

Artist Kate Haug talks about her Summer of Love poster series for SF’s bus shelters—and one very hip poster in particular, featuring Janice Mirikitani and Rev. Cecil Williams

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