Community Summit: "Sustaining San Francisco's Living History"
Deadline: June 17, 2013
San Francisco Heritage
In a city undergoing tremendous cultural, social, and demographic changes, increasing rents and property values are pushing many long-time residents and businesses out of the city. While various communities throughout San Francisco are working to reverse this trend, significant progress cannot be made without a coordinated and concerted effort.
"Sustaining San Francisco's Living History" will convene community, business, and civic leaders for a discussion about what can be done to prevent the loss of heritage businesses and community institutions that help define San Francisco's unique cultural identity.
The Summit will take place on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doors will open for registration at 9:30 a.m. The event is free to the public, with a $15 suggested donation to cover the cost of lunch at the door.
Speakers include community representatives from the Bayview, Chinatown, Japantown, Mission District, and South of Market, as well as representatives from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development's "Invest in Neighborhoods" initative. Keynote presenter Darlene Rios Drapkin of Urban Transformation will discuss lessons from the Main Street program in the Bay Area during the lunch hour. Special guest Supervisor Jane Kim of District 8 will provide opening remarks.
Additional details, including a complete list of speakers and event partners, are available on our website. Seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.