June 2018 Election Wrap-up

On June 5, San Franciscans voted to make our city a more equitable, safe and just place. Together we made real progress on affordable childcare, limiting the tobacco industry’s influence on children, providing legal representation to tenants, providing just compensation to our public school teachers and lowering the potential for death and injury through taser use. We’re happy to report on the outcomes of the measures that GLIDE took a stand on:

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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 with Warren Buffett. The story of how it came to be is often told and dear to us, since it starts with a much loved and missed member of GLIDE’s congregation and community named Susie Buffett, who took it upon herself to introduce a certain relation named Warren to the place that she had come to believe in so passionately. Her introduction worked. To the no-nonsense investor whose success has made him a household name, GLIDE was the real deal. And he has lent his name and time to the cause ever since. We asked GLIDE’s President and CEO Karen Hanrahan for her perspective on this singular tradition.

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From Serving Meals to Improving Data

We are happy to feature this reflection by Precious Listana, Public Policy Fellow at Twitter, on some of the ways that Twitter gives back to the community by volunteering at GLIDE. Many thanks to Bano, Kania, and the entire Twitter crew for always making GLIDE a part of #TwitterForGood. 

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Understanding why Measure H is truly dangerous.

NoOnMeasureH

To truly protect and serve, we must see the human being in front of us as someone deserving of respect and compassion no matter their state or circumstance.

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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 escaped to San Francisco in the 1960s as a young adult, where she found GLIDE.

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Reflections On Justice And Reconciliation

Thoughts from GLIDE staff who attended our pilgrimage to Montgomery

On April 25, a group of 85 people from GLIDE, The Kitchen, the Rafiki Coalition and Stanford Graduate School of Education traveled to Montgomery, Alabama for the opening of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The trip was the culmination of a series of courses organized by Rabbi Michael Lezak, Isoke Femi and James Lin of GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice focusing on the issue of justice and reconciliation. We have come back from Montgomery with a range of feelings and thoughts concerning the deep connections between the history of the country and the ongoing challenges we as a society face here in the Bay Area. GLIDE continues to work for personal and social transformation toward a more just and equitable world. The following reflections from members of the Alabama trip speak to the power of this pilgrimage on our own understanding and resolve around the nature of the work ahead.

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What GLIDE Means to Me

Unconditional Love. Radical Inclusivity. And Doing Your Part.

GLIDE Church has a long-standing tradition of featuring voices from the community in a segment of Sunday Celebration called “I Am GLIDE.” Personal testimonies on the strength and power of unconditional love from our program participants, congregants, donors and volunteers provide what Rev. Angela Brown often refers to as “the GLIDE sacred text.” We feature these inspiring stories here when we can. Emily Cohen, Co-Chair of the GLIDE Legacy Committee, spoke to our congregation on April 29.

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Massive thanks to the GLIDE Pride Team and all the volunteers & donors who are making this year's Backpack Giveaway a success! Over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies being given away today. Now that's how you celebrate going #backtoschool! . Photos by the lovely @pawpawrazzi . #community #coolkids #GLIDEPride
Immense gratitude to everyone who came out to the 9th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala last Saturday! From the awardees’ powerful speeches to the soaring vocals of the GLIDE Ensemble to the stellar dance moves seen late into the evening, it was an amazing night. We’re already lin ok’ing forward to next year! . Special thanks to our wonderful @glidesflegacy and to the two amazing women whom we honored with the 2018 Legacy Awards: Alicia Garza and Lateefah Simon. Photo credit: @alainmclaughlin . #GLIDELegacyGala #DressUpGetDown #WitnessTheLITness
Immense gratitude to everyone who came out to the 9th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala last Saturday! From the awardees’ powerful speeches to the soaring vocals of the GLIDE Ensemble to the stellar dance moves seen late into the evening, it was an amazing night. We’re already lin ok’ing forward to next year! . Special thanks to our wonderful @glidesflegacy and to the two amazing women whom we honored with the 2018 Legacy Awards: Alicia Garza and Lateefah Simon. Photo credit: @alainmclaughlin . #GLIDELegacyGala #DressUpGetDown #WitnessTheLITness
GLIDEsf hit 3,000 followers over the weekend! Thank you all for supporting our growing Instagram community. ❤️🌈🙏#mondaymotivation #GLIDEunconditionally

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