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Answering the calls for Justice with San Francisco Foundation CEO Fred Blackwell

Answering the calls for Justice with San Francisco Foundation CEO Fred Blackwell

December 4, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year, to put it lightly 

Everyone has been going through it, and through it, and through it again

We all have our own takes on what’s going on, and are responding the best we can

We here at San Francisco inFLUX wanted to reach out to influential leaders locally and regionally to hear about what their response has been from their unique positions and perspectives

On this episode of San Francisco inFLUX, we interview Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, about how he has seen his role change during COVID, and how foundations are answering calls for justice in both the public health, and racial realms of America.

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ABOUT FRED BLACKWELL

Fred Blackwell is the CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. The San Francisco Foundation works hand-in-hand with donors, community leaders, and both public and private partners to create thriving communities throughout the Bay Area. Since joining the foundation in 2014, Blackwell has led it in a renewed commitment to social justice through an equity agenda focused on racial and economic inclusion.

Blackwell, an Oakland native, is a nationally recognized community leader with a longstanding career in the Bay Area. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as interim city administrator for the city of Oakland, where he previously served as the assistant city administrator. He was the executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Development in San Francisco; he served as the director of the Making Connections Initiative for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland; he was a Multicultural Fellow in Neighborhood and Community Development at The San Francisco Foundation; and he subsequently managed a multiyear comprehensive community initiative for the San Francisco Foundation in West Oakland.

Blackwell serves on the board of the Independent Sector, Northern California Grantmakers, the Bridgespan Group, the dean’s advisory council for UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and the community advisory council of the San Francisco Federal Reserve. He previously served on the boards of the California Redevelopment Association, Urban Habitat Program, LeaderSpring and Leadership Excellence. He was Co-Chair of CASA — The Committee to House the Bay Area. Blackwell holds a master’s degree in city planning from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Morehouse College.

Census 2020 con Eduardo Garcia (Latino Community Foundation) y Rodrigo Molina (OCEIA)

Census 2020 con Eduardo Garcia (Latino Community Foundation) y Rodrigo Molina (OCEIA)

September 10, 2020

No es todo los días que uno puede impactar los próximos 10 años de la vida llenando una simple forma.

Pero esa es la oportunidad que tenemos nosotros hoy en dia.

Sin embargo, a partir del 30 de Septiembre del 2020, esa oportunidad terminara. Amigos y Amigas de San Francisco inFLUX, estamos hablando del Census 2020 y si no ha tomado acción, es tiempo de actuar. Hoy. No mañana.

Es este primer episodio de la segunda temporada de San Francisco influx, el podcast oficial de Mission Housing, nos acompaña Eduardo Garcia de el Latino Community Foundation y Rodrigo Molina, un embajador de la OCEIA de San Francisco para tener una conversación real acerca del Census 2020 y como sus organizaciones están tomando accion para que cada persona en California sea contado y hago el impacto necesario en nuestra comunidades.

Bienvenido a este episodio, completamente en Español de San Francisco inFLUX.

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Para llenar el Census, visite https://2020census.gov/

Para obtener ayuda de parte del LCF sobre el censo, visite https://latinocf.org/2020-census/

Para obtener ayuda del parte del OCEIA sobre el censo, visite https://sf.gov/departments/city-administrator/office-civic-engagement-and-immigrant-affairs

Si desea ayuda telefonica, marque el 844-468-2020

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The importance of Protected Affordable Housing during the Coronavirus Crisis

The importance of Protected Affordable Housing during the Coronavirus Crisis

April 1, 2020

Everyone at San Francisco inFLUX and Mission Housing hopes you’re safe and healthy during this hectic time as we as a City and community come together to fight Covid-19 aka the Coronavirus.

On this special edition of San Francisco inFLUX, a Mission Housing podcast, we want to bring you a conversation between our Executive Director Sam Moss and the owner of Manny’s, Manny Yekutiel. The two connected via Zoom during Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations series to discuss the importance of protected affordable housing during this health crisis.

Lastly, a quick reminder that Mission Housing’s Online Resource Guide is available by visiting MissionHousing.org and clicking on COVID-19 SUPPORT.

You can visit Manny's website HERE and follow the Super Civic Cyber Conversations by visiting them HERE.

Shaping Communities with Sunday Streets: A Preview With Katy Birnbaum

Shaping Communities with Sunday Streets: A Preview With Katy Birnbaum

March 2, 2020

🚨🚨🚨 UPDATE: Sunday Streets on March 8th has been CANCELLED due to the City's latest Corona Virus recommendations 🚨🚨🚨

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Do neighborhood events shape how people can interact with each other? Can we have a community-building intention built into fun outdoor activities? Does anyone know what Stargate SG-1 is?

On this episode of San Francisco inFLUX, we sit down for a conversation with Livable Cities' Katy Birnbaum to explore how and why Sunday Streets plans to address the City’s disconnection issues by creating an accessible, fun, and interactive resident experience.

La realidad sobre el Real ID con Cynthia Moreno (The truth about Real ID with Cynthia Moreno)

La realidad sobre el Real ID con Cynthia Moreno (The truth about Real ID with Cynthia Moreno)

February 24, 2020

En este episodio especial de San Francisco inFLUX, y por primera vez en forma bilingüe para los residentes de Mission Housing, nos acompaña Cynthia Moreno, Subdirectora Adjunta de Relaciones Publicas del DMV para discutir sobre el Real ID -- las verdades y las mentiras sobre este documento, antes que suene el reloj (Oct. 1, 2020) y marque la fecha de limite. 

Para mas información sobre Real ID, visite aqui.

For the English interview, fast forward to 00:38:13

On this special episode of San Francisco inFLUX, and for the first time in Spanish for our listeners, we're joined by Cynthia Moreno, Assistant Deputy Director of the DMV's Office of Public Affairs/Media Relations, to keep it real about Real ID -- debunking myths and sharing truths about the upcoming deadline for California residents. 

For more information about Real ID, visit here.

Reaction: SPUR’s “Re-Envisioning the San Francisco Planning Commission” Panel

Reaction: SPUR’s “Re-Envisioning the San Francisco Planning Commission” Panel

February 18, 2020

On this episode of San Francisco inFLUX, Julio Lara and Erin Reeves reacts to the key points brought up by the speakers of SPUR's "Re-Envisioning the Planning Commission" panel and break down the best of the ideas brought up during the evening. 

EVENT DETAILS: 

Planning commissions across the country advise elected officials and municipal departments on the appropriate growth and development of their cities. But complaints about these bodies and the processes that they undertake can be extensive — from regularly scheduled hearings that are all but inaccessible to the public due to location and timing, to politically appointed commissioners not accurately representing the city whose growth they oversee. How could the planning commission process be improved? Join us for a series of rapid-fire presentations about the tweaks, evolutions and transformations that planning commissions could undertake to better suit the needs of today’s cities and their residents.

+ Chirag Bhakta / Mission Housing 
+ Laura Foote / YIMBY Action 
+ Ron Miguel / Better Market Street Community Advisory Committee 
+ John Rahaim / San Francisco Planning Department 
+ Cindy Wu / Chinatown Community Development Center
+ Milicent Johnson / San Francisco Planning Commission 
+ Tyra Fennell / Imprint City
+ Michael Yarne / Social Construct 

Taking Direct Action with Nancy Pili Hernandez

Taking Direct Action with Nancy Pili Hernandez

January 30, 2020

On this episode, we speak with Nancy Pili Hernandez, Bay Native and civil disobedience expert about why she believes in direct action and how the connection between art and resistance inspired her to celebrate her 40th revolution around the sun with a special art exhibit right here in the Mission. For more information on "My Homies Are My Heroes" visit http://bit.ly/sfif-mhrmh

Place, Identity, and Frisco with Jon Jacobo

Place, Identity, and Frisco with Jon Jacobo

January 14, 2020

On our first episode of 2020, we speak with Frisco standard-bearer and community influencer Jon Jacobo. We chop it up about our views on local identity, the disconnect between Community and City Hall, the Latinx Vote in 2020, and Jon gives his verdict on the best taqueria in San Francisco.  

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2019 in Review: Grassroots Community Organizing victories in the Mission

2019 in Review: Grassroots Community Organizing victories in the Mission

December 30, 2019

On this episode, we talk with MEDA's Dairo Romero, longtime community organizer in the Mission District, to discuss 2019's victories. With historic moments in the neighborhood this year, and construction cranes popping up all over the Mission, let's take a step back and recognize where and how those victories came to be. 

2019 San Francisco Election debrief with Examiner columnist Joe Fitz Rodriguez

2019 San Francisco Election debrief with Examiner columnist Joe Fitz Rodriguez

November 20, 2019

On this episode, we sit with San Francisco Examiner columnist Joe Fitz Rodriguez and break down the 2019 election in San Francisco. Who won big? What does it spell for the future of the City? What MUNI bus is Joe Fitz's favorite? All this and more on San Francisco InFlux.

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