The Coleman Update • November 18, 2015  

A weekly update on issues, policies and actions affecting children, youth and families in San Francisco.



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TONIGHT 11/18: Jobs and Worker’s Rights District 11 Action Team Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday November 19th 6pm to 8pm

WHERE: Excelsior Senior Center 4468 Mission St.

On September 26th, Communities United for Health and Justice (CUHJ)*, held a successful People’s Summit where people who live and work in District 11 came together to weigh in on a community vision and set of priorities for the future of the district. We emerged from the Summit united and filled with bold, inspiring action ideas.  Three Action Teams – Jobs and Worker’s Rights, Youth Empowerment, and Affordable Housing – came out of the Summit and in October, each team held their first open community meeting, including a Youth Empowerment community meeting hosted by Coleman Advocates. This month and next, the Teams will hold followup community meetings.  

If you live, attend school, or work in the Excelsior, Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, OMI, Cayuga Terrace, or Crocker Amazon Neighborhoods and are concerned about jobs and worker's rights in our district,  please come out to this evening’s community meeting.

All are welcome! Please bring neighbors and friends. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP or for more info, contact Laylaa Abdul-Khabir

* CUHJ is a collaborative made up of the staff and members of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Filipino Community Center, and PODER.


Participate in a DCYF Community Input Session in your district

DCYF, the Our Children, Our Families Council, and the Office of Early Care & Education will hold Community Input Meetings in every San Francisco district in November and December in order to learn what the City and the school district can do to better support families and children. 

The next meeting is in District 7 and is tonight, Wednesday November 18th from 6pm to 8pm at Commodore Sloat Elementary School 50 Darien Way. 

Community members of all types are invited to the meetings, and are welcome to attend meetings in their own district and elsewhere.  

Food, childcare, and interpretation services in Spanish and Chinese will be offered at every meeting. If you require interpretation services in a language other than Spanish or Chinese, please email Emily Davis - - at least 48 hours prior to the meeting(s) you would like to attend.

Visit the DCYF website for dates and locations of future meetings in other districts. 


Join us in celebrating the first 5 Years of Jobs With Justice SF! Celebrate with drinks, appetizers, live music and plenty of labor and community movement building love. Honoring UNITE HERE Local 2, the Plaza 16 Coalition and the Fight for $15 Fast Food Workers.

Tickets $25-$100 sliding scale. For sponsorship, advertising and group ticket information, click here.

For more information, email or call (415) 967-3710.


 In the news:

Don’t leave parents in dark on how schools are doing – Sac bee (Nov 4)

Expulsion of preschoolers: ‘Let’s take that option off the table’ – Ed Source (Nov 6)

Police in schools: Keeping kids safe, or arresting them for no good reason? – Washington Post (Nov 8)

ACLU faults California law enforcement response to Prop. 47 – LA Times (Nov 10)

The Bay Area Roots of Black Lives Matter – SF Weekly (Nov 11)

Why 26 asylum-seekers in a California detention center have stopped eating – LA Times (Nov 11)

Civil Trial Date Set for SFPD Shooting of Alex Nieto – Mission Local (Nov 11)

When Schools Feel like Jail – The Marshall Project (Nov 11)

Visiting Day: The Unrelenting Stress of Family Prison Visit  – The Atlantic (Nov 13)

Infographic: California's economy is booming, so why is it No. 1 in poverty? – LA Times (Nov 13)

These numbers show some of the biggest tech companies are driving Bay Area's housing prices to crazy levels – Business Insider (Nov 13)

Brown urged to ‘reaffirm the vision’ of funding law – EdSource (Nov 16)

In S.F., few African Americans win affordable units – SF Chronicle (Nov 16)




11/18: Jobs and worker's rights district 11 Action Team Meeting

11/18: District 7 DCYF Community Input Session

11/19: 5 Year Anniversary Jobs with Justice SF Celebration

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 Coleman E.D. Neva Walker speaking at a convening we co-hosted on November 5th with the UCSF Center for Community Engagement
and the UCSF Child Health Equity Collective about how health leaders and community advocates and organizers
can better collaborate to impact the social determinants of child health. 


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