I would be honored if you would join me as I sit on my first panel discussion about the work I do at Weekend-Adventures. I will be joined by other Bay Area women who are committed to making a difference in our communities. It’s going to be amazing. Please share far and wide.
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 11:30 to 1:00 PST
Link for more info & to register: https://www.parksconservancy.org/events/women-warriors-creating-beloved-community
February 2021 COVID Update:
As we continue to adjust to life behind a mask, it is equally important that we continue to look for ways for our children to safely get outside and enjoy nature and each other. Weekend-Adventures has been a champion for our youth having equal access to the outdoors pre-COVID-19 and during this time.
Unrelenting advocates for our children’s future
The Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, CA is experiencing a gradual resurgence. This vibrant and culturally diverse community is a wellspring of civic advocacy and innovation. Development projects, community organizing, and policy advancement are at work repainting a disparaging outlook and sowing hope for future generations.
The people of the Tenderloin are conscientious agents of change, guarding its growth against the downsides of gentrification to ensure the preservation of affordable housing, a reimagined future for those that are homeless and an equitable, brighter life for all of its residents.
However, even in its alchemy, old paths have remained unchanged. The Tenderloin has yet to entirely shed the skin of a more sordid past. Segments of this neighborhood threaten locals with violence, open drug use and sales, and prostitution. The persistent presence of these adversities urges an unrelenting struggle to, at least, shield the most vulnerable — our children.
“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.” – Kofi Annan