Neighborhood Hero Sharen "Grandma/G-Ma" Hewitt, in memoriam
Sharen’s reach was global but felt most in San Francisco. An outpouring of reflections from those she touched spans the entire eco system of our city, including many elected officials, residents and beyond. In a personal tribute, 48 Hills editor Tim Redmond, described Hewitt’s “fiery, loving activism”.
The Tenderloin is better because G-Ma spent her last years here. She insisted on unity across cultures and language in the Tenderloin. She welcomed her neighbors.
As founding co-chair of the Tenderloin People’s Congress, she worked to galvanize resident voice and lift up solutions to the challenges affecting the quality of their lives.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 5, at 11am at Third Baptist Church 1399 McAllister at Pierce.