GLIDE Legacy Event – 08/22/15


Mary Wyatt graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Marketing. She started her career in advertising but switched to corporate philanthropy and is currently a Global Program Manager at Gap Foundation in San Francisco. This is her first year on the GLIDE Legacy Committee. 

GLIDE: This is your first time attending the GLIDE Legacy Gala. What are you most excited about?

Mary: I love when my worlds collide. Even better when it’s at an event that’s celebrating an organization I care for and am so proud to be a part of. Having all of my friends, and coworkers in one place, celebrating GLIDE’s legacy is really special, not to mention really fun! I also can’t wait to hear the GLIDE Ensemble; they always give me goosebumps.

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Straight Outta Patience

by Rev. Theon Johnson III, Associate Pastor

On Tuesday, August 11, I joined members of the GLIDE family for an advanced screening of Straight Outta Compton hosted by Ben and Felicia Horowitz and the team at Andreessen Horowitz.Following the screening, there was a special Q&A moderated by Ben with Director F. Gary Gray, Actors’ Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Executive Producer Ice Cube.


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An Emerging Leader: Jocelyn Hsu, GLIDE Intern

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Jocelyn Hsu, pursuing her BA in Public Health at UC Berkeley, projected Class of 2017.

GLIDE’s Emerging Leaders Internship program is unlike any other. It’s hard to explain to people, and even after you explain, they don’t quite get it. It’s an experience of a lifetime. It’s transformative. It’s eye-opening. It’s messy. It’s honest. It’s GLIDE.

After four weeks here, I’ve realized a lot about myself, my peers, and the program. As I continue my internship, I’m sure I’ll learn even more. But for now, here are three things I’ve discovered about GLIDE during my time here.

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A Great Day in the Tenderloin: GLIDE Sunday Streets Block Party

By Caroline Gold, Amber Zeise, Gabriella Rodgers

People called the Tenderloin District in San Francisco ‘the last circle of hell, because no matter how quickly you drove through it, you couldn’t help seeing the poor, the addicted, the sick, the homeless, and the mentally ill, many of them lying if not dying in the streets. You couldn’t look away from wildly dressed sex workers of all genders (there were more than two) getting clubbed by the police. You’d see flophouses, whorehouses, drug and porno houses, runaway teenagers selling their bodies, cruising johns, and ex-cons. By reputation, the Tenderloin was a filthy, seedy, crime-ridden hellhole that nobody wanted to visit.”  – Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, Beyond the Possible

G15SunSts-022On an average day in the San Francisco Tenderloin neighborhood, the blocks leading up to GLIDE are crowded with people who live on the margins lining up for daily free meals, shelter reservations and other much needed services. People on the streets appear to be lying on the sidewalks or loitering on street corners. Sunday, July 12, 2015 disrupted what some would consider your average day in the Tenderloin, it was a great day in the Tenderloin!

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Reverend Cecil Williams, in front of the “Church of Change” exhibit at the Tenderloin Museum.

After six years of planning, prodding, and devotion, Mr. Randy Shaw and a large team of supporters has made the Tenderloin Museum a reality. The effort, fully supported by Mayor Ed Lee, has produced a wonderful space on the corner of Leavenworth and Eddy, right in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin. The museum tells the story of how the Tenderloin has developed since it was razed by the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fire. It is a story of vice, crime, revelry, sex, and acceptance.

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The following is an edited version of an article written by Miss Zoe Shulman, 7th Grader.

Last summer, an interest in GLIDE Memorial Church was sparked in me. I attended a camp held at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and served lunch there everyday for a week. During my first day, I felt terrified. The plan was to offer meals and feed the homeless, the strangers I had been discouraged from making eye contact with all of my young life. This was a new and totally unfamiliar experience for me, so for the first 15 minutes, I was paralyzed out of fear. Looking back now, I know I had nothing to be afraid of. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Read more ›

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The following is a personal blog spot written about GLIDE and recent events from Beverly, a member of the GLIDE Family.  We have cut and pasted Beverly’s blog here, in its entirety.

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Last week, I filed silently into Glide Memorial Church on an evening after work. Inside the church sanctuary and adjacent to the entrance, I walked past the memorial posters with photos and names—Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton and Myra Thompson. Their faces were spread across the first pew, reserved entirely for them. Read more ›

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