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Please note that the community event postings reflect the diverse rich fabric of our City’s interfaith community. Although this site is hosted by the San Francisco Interfaith Council, the views and nature of these events are solely those of the religious communities or organizations offering submissions and do not necessarily reflect the collective view of the SFIC. The SFIC reserves the right to reject requests-to-post from organizations and individuals other than the SFIC's San Francisco faith-based constituents and those events whose themes are unrelated to the religious life of our community. You can submit your own event by completing this form. Community Event submissions are subject to administrative approval.

February 2017

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Grief Support Group at UCSF
5:30pm
 
 
Changemakers: Movement Leaders on Civil Rights in Uncivil Time

Changemakers: Movement Leaders on Civil Rights in Uncivil Time

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Event Address

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Changemakers: Movement Leaders on Civil Rights in an Uncivil Time

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 6:30 pm 

Lariza Dugan Cuadra, Executive Director, Carecen SF
Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change
Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California
Mina Kim, Anchor and Host, KQED—Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA

Sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation as part of the People, Power, Place Series, which addresses access and equity in the Bay Area.

Black Lives Matter. Immigrant rights. Climate justice. Are demands for change leading to lasting change? Are we rewriting the rules, or just arguing about them? How do movements—their leaders and their members — successfully build power and spur lasting change? What can we learn from leaders of recent efforts and from history? At a time of great disruption, join us as we continue The San Francisco Foundation’s series People, Place and Power with a discussion with Movement Leaders on Building Power and Voice.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program

Phone Number

415-597-6700

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6:30pm
 
 
 
"Wrestling Jerusalem" - Exclusive Encore Screening
10:30am
 
 
Concert to Honor the Alexandrov Ensemble (Red Army Chorus)

Concert to Honor the Alexandrov Ensemble (Red Army Chorus)

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Event Address

Star of the Sea Church
4420 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118

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On Friday, February 3rd at 8PM, four choirs from the Bay Area will join to present a concert of choral music to honor the 60 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble (Red Army Chorus), as well as Dr. Elizaveta Glinka, six reporters from Channel One, and others who perished in a plane crash in the Black Sea last December. The concert will be at Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Boulevard (at 8th Avenue) in San Francisco.

Participating choirs will include Slavyanka Chorus, the Choir of the Holy Virgin Cathedral, the Choir of the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame, and the Diakonia Choir of San Francisco. The program will include sacred music, and secular music in the spirit of the Red Army Chorus.

The concert is open to the public and is free of charge.

The loss of the Alexandrov Ensemble was a great national tragedy for the Russian people, who took immense pride in this chorus, one of the most well known and beloved choruses in Russia’s great choral tradition.  This loss was also felt deeply by many Americans, who have fond memories of their recordings and performances. Even as early as the 1950’s, their sound floated over the walls that were between our countries for many years, giving to many Americans their first exposure to the beauty and vitality of Russian music and Russian culture.

This concert is offered in deep respect and gratitude, a thank you from American singers and American people, for all that this choir has given to the world over nine decades. May their music and their spirit be remembered for many years.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Andrews 

paulandrews@earthlink.net

 

Phone Number

510-798-7966

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8:00pm
 
 
FREE Citizenship Workshop
9:30am
 
 
Housing for All: A Town Hall Meeting
10:00am
 
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Grief Support Group at UCSF
5:30pm
 
 
Tax Savings for Homeowners Workshop

Tax Savings for Homeowners Workshop

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Event Address

SF Main Public Library
100 Larkin Street
Latino/Hispanic Room
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Tax Savings for Homeowners Workshop

Event Address: SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, SF CA 94102, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room
Event Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Questions? Contact us at (415) 554-7434 or nicole.agbayani@sfgov.org

Workshop description:
Tax season is around the corner! Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu and the SF Public Library invite you to a workshop for homeowners on tax savings opportunities. We will teach you how your property taxes are calculated and share tax exemptions that you may be eligible for as a homeowner in California! We will also review income tax savings for property owners.

The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is responsible for determining an assessed value for all taxable property subject to property taxation. The Office also maintains all of the public records for San Francisco. Carmen Chu is the elected Assessor-Recorder for the City and County of San Francisco. The work that her office does helps to generate over $2 billion in revenue, which is used to fund crucial services like fire, police, neighborhood improvements, and health & family support services.

Phone Number

415-554-7434

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SFIC February Monthly Breakfast
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Islam in Today's America with Maha Elgenaidi

Islam in Today's America with Maha Elgenaidi

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Event Address

Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore Street
Library Lounge
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Islam in Today's America

Maha Elgenaidi, founder and CEO of the education nonprofit, Islamic Networks Group (ING), will talk about contemporary issues facing Muslims in America.  Come hear this inspiring woman and Muslim scholar/activist share her community's concerns and what we can do to help.  All are welcome.

Maha Elgenaidi is the author of training handbooks on outreach for American Muslims as well as training seminars for public institutions on developing cultural competency with the American Muslim community. A senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and recently named by the San Jose Business Journal as one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence, Maha has been recognized with numerous civil rights awards, including the “Civil Rights Leadership Award” from the California Association of Human Relations Organizations and the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. She earned a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the American University in Cairo.

For additional information please visit: Adult Education and Spiritual Formation: Stories of Hope and Action

Phone Number

415-346-3832

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11:30am
 
 
Mission Dolores Basilica Presents James Smith, Organist
4:00pm
 
 
 
 
Third Wednesday Organ Meditation
12:00pm
 
 
Grief Support Group at UCSF
5:30pm
 
 
Dalai Lama Fellows Presents: Conversations Matter

Dalai Lama Fellows Presents: Conversations Matter

Event Details

Event Address

University of San Francisco, Xavier Hall in Fromm Residence Hall
660 Parker Avenue (Corner of Parker St. and Golden Gate Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94117

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Dalai Lama Fellows invites you to participate in the first Conversations Matter event of the year: "Leadership Reimagined and Cross-Cultural Cooperation."

In March of 2016, when we asked the Dalai Lama what we can do now to help solve global challenges, he answered, "We need more dialogue to address the issues we are facing around the world." In response, we launched a series of free public events, consisting of conversations and participatory experiences on the topic of moral courage and compassion. These events bring together a community of individuals from diverse life experiences for an evening of authentic sharing in a welcoming space and offer practices that can inspire compassion and courage in our daily lives.

On Wednesday, February 15, we are excited to be in conversation with Dr. Michael Sepidoza Campos and Miriam Uribe to explore the importance of cross-cultural cooperation in leadership. Through conversation and experiential practices, we will explore how we can all find a common, shared humanity and work across our differences to be leaders in our communities, at work and in society at large. 

Dr. Michael Sepidoza Campos researches at the intersection of Filipino-American diaspora, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and critical pedagogy. He has published numerous writings on queer life and religion and has served as steering committee co-chair for the Asian, North American Religion, Culture, and Society Group at the American Academy of Religion. Michael is a faculty member at Stuart Hall High School and former adjunct faculty with the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.

Miriam Uribe, a student leader at the University of San Francisco, is an Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. She works closely with Generation Citizen, a nonprofit that empowers young people to be engaged and effective citizens. Miriam is passionate about social justice and immigrant rights. She has participated in multiple advocacy campaigns and has traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate for immigration reform and criminal justice reform.

Program Schedule:

6:00 pm: Light Refreshments & Networking

6:15 pm: Program

7:30 pm: Closing & Reflection

 

Dalai Lama Fellows, founded in 2010 with authorization and support of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is cultivating and supporting a global movement of next generation leaders applying universal values to solve global challenges. Dalai Lama Fellows has become a pioneer in integrating contemplative practices and universal values within programs for leadership and social change. Our program is independent, secular and ecumenical.

We are grateful to Kasamahan, the Filipino-American student organization of USF, for sponsoring this event, and Liam Lynch and Angela Magao, Dalai Lama Fellows' stellar interns, for coordinating and bringing together members of the USF community and beyond.

 

Phone Number

650-619-5472

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Build Bridges, Not Walls - Vigil

Build Bridges, Not Walls - Vigil

Event Details

Event Address

Earl Warren Building
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Build Bridges, Not Walls - Vigil

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:00 Noon

Location: Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA

“In the social and civil context as well, I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.” Pope Francis

Come Join Us As We Vigil for Those Threatened by Deportation and Not Allowed to Enter Our Country

Come Join Us As We Stand In Solidarity With People of All Religious Beliefs.

Let Us Build Bridges and Not Walls

Sponsored by Franciscans Against the Death Penalty and Faith In Public Life

Contact: Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw

franciscansagainstdeathpenalty@gmail.com

415-710-8709

Phone Number

415-710-8709
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"Soup for the Soul" - Free Soup Third Sunday of the Month

"Soup for the Soul" - Free Soup Third Sunday of the Month

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Event Date(s)

Repeats every month on the third Sunday until Sun Dec 31 2017.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am

Event Address

First A.M.E. Zion Church
2159 Golden Gate Avenue
(Between Masonic and Central Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Phone Number

415-931-7479

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Bay Area Day of Remembrance 2017 at SF Japantown
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Sanctuary as Love of Neighbor

Sanctuary as Love of Neighbor

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Event Address

University of San Francisco
McLaren Conference Center - MC250
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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SANCTUARY AS LOVE OF NEIGHBOR

This event will highlight intersections of faith and social justice as panelists discuss past and present expressions of sanctuary in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
4-6 p.m. 
McLaren Conference Center, 250 

Kathleen Healy, PBVM; Rev. Deborah Lee; Eileen Purcell; and Miriam Uribe will discuss sanctuary in the Catholic tradition, historical expressions of sanctuary, and the call for sanctuary today. 

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. 

Please RSVP to lanecenter@usfca.edu by Feb. 14 

Sponsored by the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University Ministry, and the University Council for Jesuit Mission

Phone Number

415-422-5200

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4:00pm
 
 
Grief Support Group at UCSF
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Elements of Successful Proposal Writing Workshop

Elements of Successful Proposal Writing Workshop

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
8:30am to 1:00pm

Event Address

First Unitarian Church
685 - 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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February 23, 2017 Workshop

Elements of Successful Proposal Writing
From Start to Finish

Instructor:  Carmen Bogan, The Bogan Group

Faiths-based and other non-profit organizations often feel at a loss for finding or affording great grant writers. So how do you find someone with the skills to write winning proposals that help bring in funds?
Look no further than your own organization.

Introduction to Proposal Writing is designed to teach individuals with little or no prior experience the basic proposal writing skills and funding
research methods.

In this intensive, INTERACTIVE workshop,
Senior Nonprofit Consultant, Carmen Bogan, will cover;

  • How program design/evaluation connect to a successful proposal
  • Determining program funding needs
  • Elements of the proposal
  • How to write the proposal
  • Tips for getting a "YES"
  • Funding research basics
  • ​Beyond the paper - tips 

This clinic is recommended for individuals with little or no proposal writing experience or those who need a refresher.

Location: First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Check begins at 8:30 am)
 

Register Today

Phone Number

510-839-2440

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The NORCAL MLK Golf Classic

The NORCAL MLK Golf Classic

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

Event Address

TPC Harding Park
99 Harding Road
San Francisco, CA 94132

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHO:   Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation
WHAT:  2017 NorcalMLK Golf Classic, presented by AECOM|Parsons joint venture
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. (Shotgun Start:  10:00am)
WHERE: TPC Harding Park, San Francisco

The NorcalMLK Foundation announces the inaugural NorcalMLK Golf Classic, presented by AECOM | Parsons joint venture.

The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural NorcalMLK Golf Classic, presented by AECOM | Parsons joint venture.  The NorcalMLK Golf Classic at TPC Harding Park is a new marquis program whose goal is to stimulate good through friendly competition.  On Saturday, February 25, be one of the 120+ participants to engage in great day of fun competition that will support important efforts at NorcalMLK.

Players and teams can compete for prizes.  There are great sponsor opportunities still available.

Register to play at sfmlkday.org/golf.

Phone Number

415-857-0595

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Sunday Fun Day at Presidio Chapel
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Immigrant Rights Education Forum

Immigrant Rights Education Forum

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Address

St. Mary's Cathedral Event Center
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Immigrant Rights Education Forum

Sunday, February 26,
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Mary's Cathedral Event Center, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

Every person in this country--documented or undocumented--has rights in regard to the law. The archdiocesan office of Human Life and Dignity is sponsoring an educational forum to help Spanish-speakers understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to immigration law enforcement, housing, and more. Admission is free.

For more resources and information on immigration, immigrants, and Catholic teaching, visit the webpage
"Immigration: Welcoming the Stranger" 

Phone Number

415-724-4987

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2:30pm
 
 
"Creating a Culture of Encounter" - Paul Wattson Lecture at USF
3:30pm