40th Anniversary Gala
Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco turns 40 and we are having a party!
Join us for our first benefit celebration, honoring four decades of power and resilience on Thursday, September 19th 2019, 6-10pm. It will be an unforgettable evening of delicious international cuisine and drinks provided by local caterers, performances by the LionDanceMe Company, live entertainment provided by Susana y su Orquesta Adelante, inspiring featured guest keynote speaker Dawn Phillips Executive Director of Right To The City Alliance, and members of our incredible community that support the human right to affordable housing in our city.
Your ticket purchase and participation supports the mission of HRCSF to ensure that no one is evicted because they did not know their rights.
A Call For Support
Despite a growing number of tenants across the city joining the movement and learning their rights, the speculation and displacement crisis is spreading. Only truly bold solutions will work to keep long-time and low-income tenants in their homes. With four decades of wins alongside fierce campaings for tenant rights behind us, we are positioning ourselves to take on bigger and harder fights. This includes the fight for real rent control and stopping evictions, and we need your help! Being audacious isn’t easy, but we have the roots to make bold moves. In this crucial moment, we need partners to be courageous with us to ensure HRCSF has enough resources to protect what we have built, while taking on what lies ahead and winning big. Your support will help stabilize and expand our long-haul struggle for housing justice and homes for all.
We Shall Not Be Moved!
*The Gray Area Theater is fully ADA accessible and low chemical scent
LionDanceME was established in 2011 to expand lion & dragon dance to a mainstream level. In 2012 they finished in the top 48 on America’s Got Talent. With great exposure the following year, LionDanceME started after school programs at its first elementary, middle, & high schools. As of today LionDanceMe has reach over 2000 students at over 30 schools in the San Francisco school system. They have become a youth empowerment program that engages many professional opportunities and taking the art of Lion & Dragon dance to a whole new level building talent, team work, & leadership skills.
Susana y su Orquesta Adelante – the Mission’s Salsa Orchestra can play anything from Salsa, Latin Jazz Latin Rock, Jazz ,Oldies, Reggae to R&B. They have opened up for world renowned Salsa Maestro Oscar De Leon and has included in her band Grammy award winner musicians from the pacific a Mambo Orchestra. They have played at festivals such as, The Cesar Chavez Festival, The Cinco de Mayo Festival, San Francisco women against Rape SF Carnival. the Fillmore Salsa festival and the first Mission district Latin Jazz Festival. Chata Gutierrez former dj of kpoo said “Susana’s band has mucho Sabor”. The heart and soul of San Francisco mission District in one band.
Dawn Phillips is the Executive Director of Right to the City Alliance (RTTC), and has been a grassroots organizer engaged in a range of social, economic, racial and environmental justice organizations and fights in the Bay Area and nationally for over 20 years.
Dawn has helped develop and lead local, regional, statewide and national campaigns, participated and led numerous coalitions and movement formations, and has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles on topics ranging from equitable development, land and housing justice, grassroots organizing, movement building and strategy.
Dawn is an immigrant from Singapore and a male-identified transgender person based in Oakland, California.