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.>> good afternoon, everyone. hi, there. [applause] so my name is jackie flin, i'm the executive director of the a. philip randolph institute, san francisco. i want to thank everyone for taking the time to gather with us as we prepare for the thanksgiving holiday.
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thanksgiving is a time when families reflect on the hard work and sacrifices made throughout the year. traditionally we celebrate a harvest, one nurtured by our elders, gathered by hard working parents and gathered by people who care. all year we make sacrifices so our children can play, learn, grow grow, and this thursday, enjoy the feast. in san francisco, we are putting families first. i'm humbled to lead an effort in leading the largest turkey giveaway in san francisco in which 5,500 families in need will receive a turkey. [applause] >> i'm honored, supporting the citying across the city. it's an honor to introduce someone who works tirelessly. she's creating a city where no
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families and no children are forgotten or left behind. she's realizing the dream of the city with opportunities for all families to thrive. please welcome the mayor of the city and county of san francisco, mayor london breed. [applause] >> hello! i love coming here. every time i go here, i get more and more excited. i'm excited about this community and all the amazing things that continue to happen here. and i want to start by thanking a. philip randolph institute for all their incredible work. [applause] thank you. and also a special thank you to the folks at bayview station and all the officers. [applause] our police chief bill scott is here.
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our fire chief, jeanine nicholson is here. and let me tell you, it does take a village. i know we got today is really about giving. and let me just tell you, it is really a blessing to be a blessing. and i know that in so many ways, we are going to be handing out turkeys here, thanks to foster farms and whole foods, but we also know that many of you who are cooking those turkeys are going to be sharing them with your family members and neighbors and friends. [applause] so i want to take this time to acknowledge and thank the folks who are here volunteering. your supervisor watson is here as well. [applause] but i also need to pause and explain to all of you why the mayors of san jose and oakland are in the house. [applause] let me explain. see, what had happened was we
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had a bet and a couple months ago, we had a bet, first it started as the battle of the bay, we are battling for the bay. to clean up the bay, to clean up our city, to love our cities, to show love and respect to our community. and let me tell you, first the bet was between me and oakland mayor libby schaaf. [applause] and then at the last minute, mayor liccardo was like hold on, i want a piece of that. so he joined in. [applause] but guess who won, san francisco. [applause] but let me explain, mayors. let me tell you. we had not only the most volunteers, we had the most volunteers from the bayview hunters point community in the
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city's history. the bayview showed up and showed out. that we have more volunteers but oakland collected more trash. so they won in the trash collection, because we couldn't find stuff to pick up. [applause] we cleaned up our city. but the fact is, let me explain, let me explain, mayor, let me explain. the fact is we are all one bay area. we are all one community. we work as partners to address some of the most challenging issues that you all know we face around homelessness, around housing affordability, and we know that the only way that we are going to get to a better place is not if we work in isolation but if we come together. and this was an opportunity to come together and have a little
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fun. [applause] so i'm wearing my giants, even though they was losing and stuff. i still love them. i still love them. i'm a giants fan. i still rep, even when they losing. i'm going to still rep the warriors even when they losing. we share the warriors. but them niners though. [applause] so just -- i am just -- let me tell you, and i'm going to let our mayors have a chance to say a few words, but i'm so happy to be here. i feel the love. i feel the energy. i feel the excitement. and that's what makes this an incredible community. you all make this an incredible community. and as we continue to address some of the challenges, we are here to make better decisions so
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that future generations who grew up in what we know followed the conditions that existed when we were younger or when you were at the old one, we can't let that continue to happen in our city. and that's why we're changing things for the better. [applause] yes. you all know i'm from o. c., but i love double rock, i love hunters point, i love this city. and my plan is to continue to work with you all to make it a better place for all of us to grow and to thrive and to be safe and to prosper. so with that, i want to turn the mic over to the mayor from oakland who is going to talk a lot of mess. oakland mayor sam. [applause] >> thanksgiving. i can't talk mess on
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thanksgiving. no, i'm not putting that on. [laughter] >> [off mic] >> to come together. >> maybe at the end i'll put it on. all right. you know, like london was born and raised in san francisco, i was born and raised in oakland. [applause] we say in our house, we never ate blueberry muffins, we only ate vita blueberry muffins. that's why the battle for the bay was a reminder to everyone that, you know, the environment doesn't care whether it's in san francisco or san jose or oakland, right? it doesn't care. we have to work together to take care of our precious resources. and that's why, really, everybody was a winner in the battle for the bay.
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because we got together like 6400 volunteers in one day in our three cities, caring for our environment. [applause] now, the reason i'm not putting on that janky orange hat. >> you may not make it out of -- [off mic] [laughter] >> like i said, the reason i am not putting on that janky orange hat. [jeers] is because while san francisco had more volunteers, oakland picked up so much trash, literally more than 109,000 pounds of trash. [applause] it was more tonnage than these
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two cities combined, okay? okay. now, and sam said, oh, you must have dumped out the dumpsters. i said i wish that were true. we actually had that much trash to pick up. but here we are in thanksgiving. and this was a fun bet because part of the bet from the beginning is that the three of us are going to be going to each other's cities, and i look forward to seeing you in my city and yes, you are going to wear that orange hat, but we are going to be volunteering together around issues that matter to all of us. because poverty does not care about municipal boundaries. income inequality, homelessness, housing insecurity, housing shortages, they don't care about what city you're in. we know that just like
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challenges don't stay confined to municipal boundaries, neither do solutions. and that is why the three of us -- here, hold my hand. hold it. [applause] we are here to work together. together. all right? and this beautiful region of the bay area is going to have some opportunities to start thinking of ourselves as a united family. the holidays are a time when we think about family. and it's our job to make sure that you feel like you are a member of my family. all right? [applause] [laughter] [cheering]
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>> all right. [cheering] >> all right. i'm going to step away from this microphone. so that bay area, we are one bay area. we have to see every person here as a member of our family. and we are going to be working together more and more and more to make sure that the bay area sees its own family and that we take care of our family members a little better than we've been doing. all right, with that, happy thanksgiving. thank you for having me here. [applause] >> for the sake of unity. i got the hat on, okay? you all, don't post me with this hat on. [laughter] don't hashtag me nothing, right? you all got my back, right?
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okay. so like i said, now mayor liccardo came in last minute. i would have never did that because i would have known that i was going to lose. and if he didn't bring in hardly any volunteers, hardly any trash but i got to give it to him. he said he jumped in there like less than two weeks, i think, and pulled some stuff together. and then he not only came with me here to hand out turkeys, we hit two other locations before we even got here, so, ladies and gentlemen, san jose mayor, sam liccardo. >> thank you, mayor breed. well, thank you all and happy thanksgiving, everybody. mayor breed, you are absolutely right. this is an incredible community. and thank you all for welcoming me so warmly. i appreciate it.
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[applause] yes. you know, it wasn't like this all the way. the first place we stopped at, the occur turkeys were late coming in and they were all looking at me. and they were looking at me saying hey, the turkeys are late. and i thought they were talking about the politicians. [laughter] but in fact the turkeys really were late. so i just wanted to say i'm a lot happier to be here because the turkeys are here. it is great to be with all of you. i love coming to san francisco. and i really appreciate both my -- >> [off mic] >> thank you very much. thank you. [applause] i appreciate what both my colleagues have said about the fact that we need to work together. around affordable housing, transportation challenges, deal with poverty, all the challenges we know we face, together. i will point out, however, that mayor breed, although we got in
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late, we did get more than 1300 volunteers out there. [applause] so you can be sure that next year, we will be ready. and i'll have the sharks jerseys ready for both of you. [cheering] thank you all, happy thanksgiving. >> all right. ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, before we -- oh, we got a couple more speakers. all right. okay. so the turkeys need to thaw anyways. we got plenty of time. ladies and gentlemen, your viewership virus walton. >> happy holidays -- your supervisor walton. >> happy holidays. i want to thank you for your work on getting volunteers out. for the environmental cleanup day. [applause]
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and i am glad that mayor schaaf said they picked up more trash in oakland because you know how hard we have all been working to decrease trash, specifically here in bayview. we got a long way to go but i think this means we are starting to get some things together, because there's less trash on our streets. we did a response from d.p.w., we get a response from ecology. long way to go, working on legislation to address illegal dumps, but we are going to do everything we can to make public housing the place to be in san francisco. [applause] >> i know we've had some real tough conversations around parking here. to make sure our safety, to make sure our communities are safe. we are working on a plan with sfmta to increase more parking off the property while we continue to work towards other solutions. we are hard at work for this community every day because we love you.
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you all know i live right around the corner. i see you every single day. so that's not going to change. but when is the last time we had three mayors come and hang out on double rock? [applause] so there will be no isolation, we will be working together to make sure the heaviest comes to our cities and community and of course our focus in district ten. i love all of you, happy thanksgiving, thank you so much for showing up. a wonderful community. it is very important. [applause] one last thing, i'm sorry, mayor. a lot of you showed up at rules committee last week, because you know the mayor and i and my colleagues, we are pushing preference legislation so that folks who used to live in all our hope sf housing communities get to come back home. they get to come back home. [applause] so as we continue to
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revitalize, continue to rebuild, brand new housing, some of your family members, some of my family members that have been pushed out of the city will get to come back and live at home in the community. so i want to thank the mayor, most of my colleagues for helping to make that happen. [applause] and all of you. >> all right. the president of your tenants association. come on up! [cheering] >> she's like a cheerleader back here like go, go, go. >> i don't know how you feel but i feel so blessed. thank you. this is a great event. we have three mayors coming out to our community. and thank you so much, mayor london breed. thank you all of you, for sticking together. thank you officers, thank you so much. to god be the glory.
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amen. [applause] >> all right. i'm feeling the love in this place today. can i get an amen? >> amen >> that's right. okay. now as we think about the holiday season, let us remember one another in this community. we are one community. we are one city. and it is our responsibility to do a better job of taking care of one another. that's what creates a better community. so during this holiday season, when you know if there is a senior who may not be able to cook, make sure you look out for the seniors. make sure you bring them a plate or do something nice to support your neighbors, because that's what having an amazing community is about. my grandmother who raised me passed away in 2016. and i would do anything to spend this thanksgiving with her. and so when i spend time with the community, it makes me feel
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really connected to what she used to do when we grew up in plaza east, o. c. and ms. brown, we didn't have much. we had that free food are coming in the white box and the government cheese. the macaroni and cheese and everything. and let me tell you, people would not knock on the door. and i'm like mama, we don't have that much. and she would give food to people, and she said so what, girl, you big enough. here, share. [laughter] let's share, let's come together, let's remember why the holidays are important. it's about community, it's about family, it's about love, and it's about being a blessing. so thank you all so much. let's get these turkeys handed out. [cheering] >> so thank you, everyone. just a few more thank yous before we get out of here. to our san francisco housing
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authority, we couldn't do this without you guys. thank you tonya. [applause] i also want to thank bill of our california poultry association that worked with foster farms to include an additional donation. and last but not least, our rec and park department for also helping the distribution of the 5,000 turkeys across the city. so why don't we go ahead and move out the way and let our residents come on in and get these turkeys. thank you. [applause] ...
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>> i want to welcome you all to the salvation army light center for the annual turkey carving event. and we are so glad that you are here today. because we didn't want to have to carve all this turkey by ourselves. it's always better when there's many hands. thank you so much. and i want to introduce our divisional leaders, captain matthew mattson, the salvation army state divisional leader from our headquarters downtown. [applause] >> good morning, folks. it's great to have you here on this wonderful occasion. this was a thank, it really is a season of thanks and we have much tore thankful for. i want -- to be thankful for. i want to thank the metro advisory board and advisory council members.
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we appreciate and thank you. thank you for being here. the salvation army doesn't run without our advisory board and councils. we would like to thank our harbor light staff and all the volunteers that make this possible. we are here to serve, and we appreciate everything you contribute to this salvation army. [applause] all right, now it's my responsibility to tell you exactly what we are serving. so tomorrow this is going to be the thanksgiving dinner that we are preparing. roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, beans, cranberry sauce, a lovely juice box, some fruit cups. you can't go wrong with grandmother's cookies. hot cocoa mix and hot apple cider. the reason why we are doing it is continuity of service. this is the 60th anniversary of
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the salvation army's participation in serving our seniors. i've met people that this is their fourth generation. they are teaching their great grandchildren. and that's the continuity of care that our city and everyone has for one another, that when we can, we serve. so we are welcoming you here. the captain is going to come and give a brief announcement of the holidays activity he's going to do. and then we are going to have the courtesy of introducing our civic leaders. for this army of ammunition is love and compassion. that's what we do. that's what we are here to do without discrimination. we love people and we serve them. and in order to do a lot of things we do, it does take money. you'll notice we have a lot of red kettles. we ask you when you step by, put some money in there. we have a new online giving thing, you put your phone up there, check it out.
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there's celebrity bell ringing event is going to be at macy's on december 6, between 12 and 3. it's going to be a lot of fun. if you want to volunteer, ring for change.com. you can find a place that's in your neighborhood and you can support the salvation army right where you are at and that money stays there to serve the people. thanks again. [applause] >> well, again, i want to do some introductions this morning. and we were looking to see matt haney here today and also raphael mendlyman. i don't think they've made it today but we will keep ongoing. let's start with san francisco
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fire department chief, thank you for being here. [applause] and of course it's my great pleasure today to introduce to you the mayor of the city of san francisco, the honorable london breed. [applause] if you would like to share a few words, please do. come on, please. >> all right. i know we came to get to work. i came to get to work. unlike some other folks, i showed up on time. along with the chief and deputy chief from the police department. really happy to be here with so many amazing people who do this every single year. the work that you do, of course, you know how important it is and what it means to the people of san francisco who just need a hot heel during the holiday season. and sometimes we also have to
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keep in mind that the holidays can be depressing. and this might be the only time that someone has even contact with another person when these meals are delivered. so it does mean so much. and that's why we all took the time out of our schedules to make sure this was a priority. we want to thank the value vacation army because we all know -- the salvation army because we know this is an incredible organization that for 140 years has been doing the amazing work to provide this kind of support for people all over the country. and we appreciate what they do right here in san francisco year-round, not just during the holiday season, but the work they do to provide a place and opportunity for those who are less fortunate is absolutely amazing, we truly appreciate them and we are grateful to be here. i want to basically thank the people who cook the turkey that we are going to carve so we
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didn't have to spend time doing it. so thank you. [applause] i want to also thank the people who are going to be delivering these hot meals tomorrow during the holidays. again, we are really appreciative to be here. we know that it is a blessing to be a blessing to others. and that's what san francisco does best when people meet us, we roll up our sleeves, we come together and we make magic happen. so thank you for making magic happen for so many people in san francisco today. [applause] >> thank you, mayor breed. and now it's time for us to do the march of the turkeys. the turkeys are coming, and the music is cued. mendalman is here.
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someone will make their way to you with a turkey. [music playing] okay. let us have the carving begin. [music]
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... ... >> hello, everyone.
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nice to see you all tonight on the 20th annual transgender day of remembrance. this has always been a very heavy and very important day for myself. this is the 50 -- 15th to 15 th time that i have been participating in this. i work with the office of transgender initiative. our office is the first trans- led government office in the country. we work with community members to advance policies, programs, and equity for transgendered and nonconforming communities. that is why we are here today. this is such an important day. today, like as we have been paying attention to a lot of videos and a lot of speakers throughout the day about what people are saying. and one of the things that is so striking about this day, that i know a lot of us can see when we see the signs that we are carrying, is that of the 26
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transgendered women that have been killed this year, 24 of them are black transgendered women. and with that, there was a speaker earlier today, a performance artist and poet named miss mojo who asked, what do we do when two black transgendered women are getting murdered every month. what do we do? and that's a really important and hard question for us to answer about what we can do. and in that, i wanted to take leadership in trans women of color and what they are saying. and one of the things -- racquel willis is a amazing editor at " out" magazine. she wrote a post today but all the things we can do. and one of the big things is investing in our communities. investing in our leadership, putting resources in these organizations, and particularly with black transgendered women. so with that, kicking off
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transgender day of remembrance is importance to center that. i want to invite leaders to come and have a word about the day who have been part of organizing this event throughout these past few months, and who are doing it -- doing important work in our community. without further ado, i want to invite akira jackson who has been doing incredible antiviolence work and doing incredible work in getting people housed in san francisco and making sure that people have a safe place to stay. welcome to a cure acura jackson. [applause] >> welcome, everyone. i love you, too. the only way to beat hate is with love and the only way to love is to be together.
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that is why we are all here today. daniel castro, one of the founders of the coalition, that is one of her words today. it has been almost five years since gabriela to jesus was murdered. the founders, the leaders, and the family stood here at city hall calling out for support from our city officials and allies to end the genocide of transgender women. this coalition assembled here for a dianne on february 10th, 2015. leaders such as genitive jackson , the executive director of transgender -- [calling names] [calling names] -- just
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to name a few, sit in solidarity for all of our fallen sisters. that demonstration still resonates today. since then, the coalition has dedicated the mission in addressing systems of oppression , but not only calling out to those who perpetuate acts of violence, vertebral, emotional, and/or physical, but we hold them accountable. the vision of this coalition is safety for trans women in a world free of prison industrial complex and state violence. currently, project coalition has taken responsibility in providing training to housing service providers. we are aware that 70% of trans people in shelters experience harassment, one out of two trans people are homeless, and that trans people are 18 times more likely to experience homelessness. last monday, project coalition launched the hour trans home citywide media campaign on the munimobile buses, which features
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a staggering findings from the experience of trans people seeking shelter. campaigns such as this have been one of several projects that the coalition has produced, in addition to addressing the immediate issues of trans and gnc folk. issues such as advocating and supporting individuals experiencing eviction, threats to citizenship, support in the legal gender affording document, and work permit providing gain voles -- gainful employment, leadership development, and community mobilization and correspondence. sins mayor london breed maida stands in ending homelessness, she has made it evident to include our trends and gnc community. the mayor accepted are ask in providing trans- inclusive housing and trans rental subsidies. as it pertains to this project, we are providing expertise in developing impactful solutions to inform this project so it maintains the integrity of the
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true project. we want to keep people housed and improve housing services. [applause] furthermore, as we observe this day of remembrance for those that were brutally murdered because society has no values for our lives, let us also take a stance today to tell these individuals that the whole system of oppression, and those that could give a damn about our lives and our future. not one more. [cheers and applause] thank you. >> this is also a big moment for san francisco and we are so excited to welcome you here.
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i know this is a big deal and we think it is incredibly important and because of that, and to mark the importance of how this is for city hall, mayor breed has joined us today to say a few words. [cheers and applause] >> thank you for the opportunity to speak to you all this evening on an occasion that we know is very difficult for so many people. i grew up in the city and i grew up in a community where violence was normalized. gun violence in particular took away the lives of so many people that i loved, so many people that i cared about and sadly in this country, we see that we have still not done enough to address what is happening with gun violence and how it is important to make sure that this
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doesn't continue to happen in this country. the same, sadly with so many incredible people in our trans community throughout the country the loss of 26 lives in just this past year, and unfortunately, disproportionately again, african-american women who are victimized just because they are being who they are meant to be. it is so unfortunate that every year, when we come here, we come here as a day of remembrance, but we also sadly have had to add more people to the list. it is heartbreaking, but i am also excited about the future because so many people are here, so many people are paying attention. so many people are advocating
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and pushing and fighting and are not giving up on the need for change in this city and in this country. there is no reason why anyone should have to walk anywhere in fear of being victimized for any reason. that is why we are here today. we must remember because we have to rededicate ourselves every single time to a better future so that there is not one more person that we lose to violence in any way. i want to thank the trans advisory committee and the advocates for continuing to push for the kinds of policy changes where in this city we are making historical investments. our trans home s.f., so many incredible investments in the
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arts and our trans film festival continuing to make not only the financial investments, but the changes to policies and being an example for the rest of the world to follow. we are doing this because we have incredible leaders and incredible people who continue to advocate, including claire farley, who has been an amazing advocate for change in this city [applause] tonight, in honor of those who are no longer with us, city hall is lit up in the color of our transgender flag. this is a way to make sure that this city knows how important this day is, how important the people are that we have lost and that their lives are not forgotten and that as a result, we are committed now more than ever to make sure that the
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change leads to the results that we all want. not one more ever. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much for those words. my name is naomi right. i may block transgendered women, unapologetically black, unapologetically trans, and unapologetically a woman. [applause] i don't have an elaborate speech today. when i was asked to speak was asked to speak about what it means to me. so i will do just that.
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as a woman of black trans experience, i am using it to make a way -- this fight did not start with me. i think about the marcia p. johnson's, miss billy cooper, the amazing team that stand behind me and stand with me that have been in this fight for a long time. i am reminded of the beautiful souls who have helped pave the way for women like me. i am reminded of my siblings who don't have access to the education i have had. i am reminded of my friends who don't have access to basic necessities such as gainful employment, healthcare, trans- inclusive healthcare, and so much more. at the same time, i think about
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the janet's of the world, the laverne his of the world, and i think about all of the potential that has been lost and all of the potential that still exists. i think about the potential of myself, i think about the potential of everyone on this stage. i think about the potential of everyone in this audience, and they really invite as today to use this space as a way to celebrate the lives of these women and to celebrate the potential of our community. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. [applause] [speaking spanish] sorry. i would like to start honoring
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all the beautiful trans people who are presented here and say to you that -- [speaking spanish] -- we see you, we feel you, and we honor you for the great gift you give. i want to say, in the name of the organization, thank you to all our trans siblings who we are honoring here today. the lives of those who were silenced by the hands of violence and bigotry. we are here to raise the awareness of this violence epidemic against us, against trans people. we believe in healing, in restorative justice, in peace and love and our communities.
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so we work hard to prevent violence, but also create action and awareness because awareness is a daily practice which is reprised by human responsibility those who are facing the face of violence. if you are a nonna trans person who is proud about -- [indiscernible] -- you can start knowing about us, more about our stories. know about our lives and learn from us who we are and what challenges we face in our daily basis.
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sometimes i hear comments justifying the violence and murder of trans women. [indiscernible] and forgetting that the only responsible person of a murder is the person who causes harm and kills her, him, them. there are many ways to kill someone. you can deny them education, and they won't have the skills and tools to get a job. you can deny them job opportunities and they will need to put themselves at risk to get food and basic needs to survive. you can deny access to the community, and this person will be isolated and causing emotional and spiritual harm and make them more available for any
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kind of violence. [indiscernible] we are honoring the 22 trans sisters whose lives were taken away from us from their families and community, but also remembering those trans siblings who are fleeing their countries to seek life and find death here we honor a trans sister from honduras and a trans sister from el salvador. we also honor the life of those trans siblings around the world who -- hatred took their lives away and make us realize that this epidemic is growing. we can and we need to do better.
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[speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] [cheers and applause] >> thank you so much. next i want to welcome icon, mother to many, founder of trans life, pride grand marshall, miss billy cooper.
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>> hello, everyone. i would like to say that i am so honored to be here. i would also like to say we can never forget remembrance and resilience and black trans excellence and black trans equity and black trans equality. as i stand here, h. and every time a trans woman is murdered or a trans man, that takes a little part of me away. i am 61 years old and also as i stand here on the soldiers shoulders of many trans men and women, i just want to say, it is also about respect. it is about respecting human dignity and human consciousness
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and human life, and it is horrific and it's horrible that the united states of america treats people the way they do. the life expectancy for a black trans woman is 29 years old as we stand here. i am 61. i am so lucky to be alive. i am so very lucky and grateful and honored to be here living in san francisco for over 35 years and being a community activist and fighting for transgender human rights. the rights that we have been neglected and denied for many, many years, and my black trans sisters and my latina sisters should have not been murdered, should have not been subjected to i.c.e., to all the police, to
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all the brutality and to all the inhuman treatment. i would like to say, to all the senators and all the congressmen and all the state representatives and all the mirrors and the governors and to that little orange haired man a living in the white house, i just want to say, your time is limited. you have to answer to someone, too. give us our rights that we deserve. i am tired of begging for the scraps off the table. i am tired. we have to realize that we have to vote because every vote counts and we need to have some transgender congressmen and representatives and senators and we need the first transgender president of the united states. i am is billy cooper.
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we are still fucking here! [cheers and applause] >> with that, thank you so much miss billy cooper. thank you so much, everyone. my name is claire farley and i want to thank you all for coming out. you really represent what makes san francisco great and we cannot do this work without our allies. thank you to mayor breed and thank you to all of our amazing, amazing speakers. it is an honor to serve you and i look forward to the rest of the work we have ahead. now let's march over to hastings thank you. [cheers and applause]
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you. >> when i first moved here people come to san francisco to be the person you want to be can be anyone you want. >> the community is so rich and diverse that i'm learning every single day san francisco is an amazing photoy town historically been base on evolution and that applies to every single professional field including
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philanthropic arts today what i do is photo based art manifests traditional forest and some colonel lodge and other frames of digital forest is a meeting that has been changing like super rapid and the quality is not extended by the medium if you took forest in school or you get a job in a newspaper they'll give give you a list of how to create a philanthropic story my goal to break down that model and from a to b that is unique and allows the ability to incorporate different types of i believey about propels someone through the rise and a fall of their own experiences one of the main things i'm trying to contribute it unconditional narrative form the narrative art of photograph the in between of photos how does a
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group of photos come together as how to use the space between photos to alight emotional responses from the audience and bring innovation and create bodies of work that narratively function the way that photos do san francisco as the commission came out and you visited me and one of their prerestricts was to find an art with enough work to fill a large says that a quad down the hallway downstairs and we hung that quad to feel like a train station that constant sensation from all different directions some of the major characteristic of the landscape festivities the blur of the train their 70 miles
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per hour and they're not perfect as opposed to to what landscape will look like it creates a dichotomy for people insides the train not just the story of the subject it is not just the visual design the composition juxtapositioning, etc. not just all autobiography boo-hoo it creates pictures with meaning within them and then some of the portraits feel awkward some of them feel welcoming and the person that mime making the picture is really comfortable and other ones feel awkward and weigh i didn't and tense that sensation is counter to
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what we feel like makes a successful portrait that sensation makes that work it is hard to be an artist in a city is 100 percent focused an business the cost of living is expensive and to value your success not scribble on financial return creates a conflict between the paramount egos in san francisco today. >> you see a lot of artists leaving for that reason because you need space to make work my ultimate goal to make work that firms people firms this gift and just the experience of life and of their worst and of the
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amazement the wonderment of everything around us
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welcome. we're glad you are here. this is the regular meeting of the board of education. the san francisco unified school district. today november 12th, 2019. this meeting is now called to order. roll call, please. [roll call] >> i'd like to start this meeting by frederick douglas who said power concedes nothing without a command. and it never