Eye on the Ball: San Francisco Renter Harassment Guide

Welcome to another edition of Eye on the Ball. This week we’re bringing you another installment on tenants’ rights. We’ll cover how to deal with landlord harassment. Renters in this inflated rent market, especially those in rent-controlled apartments, all too commonly find themselves the target of landlords seeking to cash-in on the demand for housing by pushing out their older tenants in favor of new ones who will pay more.

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Dynamic Leadership Team Complete!

Introducing GLIDE’s new President and CEO, Karen Hanrahan

Circumstances nationally and locally this week preempted our plans to introduce you earlier to GLIDE’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Karen started on the job last week and is already very much in the thick of all things GLIDE! We look forward to bringing you more of her voice soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the introduction below—and come to this Sunday’s Celebration on August 27, a special interfaith service of hope and inspiration, where Karen will be introduced to the congregation and public.  

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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                               author of Hippie Is Necessary

From the nostalgic perspective of this year’s 50th anniversary, San Francisco’s Summer of Love in 1967 can seem like a harmonious celebration of youth culture and creative alternative lifestyles. But the great influx of young people, popularly labeled hippies, from around the country that summer was controversial from the start.

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Eye on the Ball: Know Your Rights and Protect Yourself from Unjust Eviction

Welcome to Eye on the Ball’s four-part series on renters’ rights in San Francisco. This week, we’ll talk about what to do when your landlord says, “You gotta go!”

First, take a few deep breaths. You don’t have to leave just because your landlord tells you to. There are rules they have to follow and rights you have in this process.

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“A transformative way of dealing with drug use”: Paul Harkin on Safe Consumption Sites

Due to concern about HIV, Hep C and overdose deaths, there has recently been a huge upsurge in discussion both locally and nationally about creating Safe Consumption Services (or Safe Injection Facilities) where drug users can use drugs under medically supervised conditions. These facilities would mitigate the risk of harm to folks who are already using drugs in very unsafe surroundings, such as in the streets or in bathrooms of businesses.

After months of meetings, research and rallies, the city now awaits a decision from a designated Safe Injection Services Task Force on whether Safe Injection Services will be made legal in San Francisco. A few weeks ago, GLIDE spoke with Paul Harkin, HIV/Hep C & Harm Reduction Programs Manager, to learn more about the need for legalized Safe Injection Services and how these facilities exemplify compassionate harm reduction-based policy.

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It’s raw. It’s rad. It’s Radical Action Writing!

Radical Action Thursdays (RATs) are back! But because we aren’t fond of rats, we tweaked the name a bit.

So what’s this whole RAW thing, anyway?

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“Tales from the Cured”: Ending Hepatitis C in San Francisco

As members of GLIDE’s HIV & Hep C Harm Reduction Programs, the Hepatitis C navigators and I get the pleasure of being part of the City of San Francisco’s End Hep C SF initiative. End Hep C SF is a multi-sector collective-impact initiative that includes various service providers and community members working towards the elimination of hepatitis C in San Francisco. As a collective, we meet regularly in different work groups to find creative ways to increase testing and linkage to hepatitis C care, improve research and surveillance on hepatitis C prevalence, increase prevention and education efforts in the community, and increase hepatitis C treatment access to all hepatitis C–positive people in San Francisco.

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