The Coleman Update • April 11, 2016  

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



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TOMORROW 4/12: Fundraiser for Central City Hospitality House - A Conversation with Movement Warriors Pam Tau Lee & Steve Bingham!

Who: Hospitality House

What: Fundraiser for Central City Hospitality House - A Conversation with Movement Warriors Pam Tau Lee & Steve Bingham!

Where: 201 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94102

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Celebrating Movement Warriors

A Conversation with Pam Tau Lee & Stephen Bingham, our Coleman board member!

Pam Tau Lee, Movement Warrior, native San Franciscan, a Founder and Board chair of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) in San Francisco, co-founder of the Just Transition Coalition, a founder of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). She is also a founding member of Caring Across Generations, a member of Asians 4 Black Lives, a dedicated environmental justice activist and was a member of the It Takes Roots delegation who participated in the December 2015 UN Conference of the Parties climate talks in Paris, France. Last March, Pam was inducted into the Hall of Resistance, Ancient Africa Enslavement - Civil War Museum in Selma, Alabama, created in tribute to those who work against oppression in all parts of the Diaspora.

Stephen Bingham, Movement Warrior, public interest attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid for 23 years (retired), former Chapter President of the National Lawyer's Guild, and long-time civil rights activist. Steve participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964, registering African-Americans to vote. As a young attorney, Steve represented San Quentin prison activist and Black Panther Party member George Jackson, who was later killed in a prison uprising that left several prisoners and prison guards dead. In the aftermath, Steve spent more than 13 years in hiding, returning in 1984 to stand trial. Acquitted of all charges in 1986, Steve has devoted the past 30 years to continued public service. He and his wife Francoise started the Sylvia Bingham Fund in the memory of their daughter killed tragically by a truck driver in 2009.

To RSVP, call Joe at 415-749-2111.



THURSDAY 4/14: SFUSD Report of Findings from Community Forums for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)


FRIDAY, 4/15: (S)olidarity (F)orever (C)elebration

Who: Community members

What: Celebration of San Francisco pride and solidarity

Where: Dolores Park (19th & Dolores)

When: Friday, April 15th at 4:15pm

This is a direct response to the displacement and gentrification in Frisco. We're the last ones left! Let's rep for those who are fighting to STAY or RETURN to the city that raised us!

If you're a native or long time resident who takes HELLA pride and stands in solidarity and love with fellow San Franciscans, come celebrate our culture and diversity with music, art and good company. Bring food and drink to share. See your friends and make new ones. Wear Frisco gear/colors!



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FRIDAY, 4/15: Nominations Due for Thank-A-Teacher for Social Justice Awards 

Who: Teachers 4 Social Justice

What: Thank-A-Teacher Social Justice Awards


When: Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, April 14th, 2016

Nominations are now: OPEN For the Thank-A-Teacher for Social Justice Awards! 

Please take this opportunity to recognize an educator you know that does powerful education-based social justice work in the classroom or in the community.  Your nominee must:

  • Be a teacher, paraprofessional, administrator, community-based educator or afterschool worker with 3 or more years of experience;
  • Engage in turning social justice philosophy into concrete actions;
  • And was not given our award in the past. Click here to see previous award winners! "Awards Recipients 2009-2015"

*We use the term “teacher” broadly. It includes paraprofessionals, administrators, after-school workers, classroom teachers or community-based educators.

ALL NOMINATIONS are DUE: April 15th, 2016
To nominate visit or click here: TAT4SJ Nominations



New Door Ventures Hiring 17-24 Year Olds for Paid Work!



CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 75CHALK is hosting their 2nd Annual Power Youth Movement Conference

Who: Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids (CHALK)

What: 2nd Annual Power Youth Movement Conference

Where: Leadership High School in SF

When: April 23 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m

CHALK is hosting their 2nd Annual Power Youth Movement Conference on April 23 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Leadership High School in SF.

More information and registration for this FREE event can be found here:



SAVE THE DATE 5/13: 2016 Family Economic Success (FES) Forum

Who: SF Family Support Network

What: 2016 Family Economic Success (FES) Forum

Where: SF Federal Building, 90 Seventh Street (at Mission), Lower Level, B-020 & B-040, San Francisco, CA 94103. More information will be announced soon

When: Friday, May 13, 2016


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TOMORROW 4/12: Fundraiser for Central City Hospitality House!

THURSDAY 4/14: SFUSD Report of Findings for (LCAP)

FRIDAY, 4/15: (S)olidarity (F)orever (C)elebration

FRIDAY, 4/15: Nominations Due for Thank-A-T4SJ Awards

New Door Ventures Hiring 17-24 Year Olds for Paid Work!

CHALK is hosting their 2nd Annual Power Youth Movement Conference

Save the Date 5/13: 2016 Family Economic Sucess Forum

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Please help us welcome the newest additions to the Coleman family, 

Alita Louisa and Luca Eleana Liapes-Katz (Sam's babies on the left) and Umayu RaizHo (Yaya's new baby on the right).



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