Words from an artist activator: "What’s different here is that you’re bringing calm inside of an environment that is not always calm. When you have calm you are able to reflect rather than react. Everything that’s happening in the street is about reaction,"
TLCBD Clean Team is proud to pitch in to take care of these once utilitarian neighborhood resources turned artworks. If you see graffiti on them [yep it happens], call the Clean Team Hotline [415-385-5490] and we’ll work to remove it.
In addition to this month's stats, we spotlight a product we're using to help prevent spread of hepatitis A which is currently affecting communities in southern California. Taking this proactive preventative measure is not only for the protection of our community but also our dedicated staff.
During the September 7th event held at the Hamilton on O’Farrell Street, we actively engaged the community in Quality of Life issues affecting the neighborhood. Five staff members facilitated working groups comprised of approximately ten audience members each. Here's a report back on some of the ideas, themes, and action steps that emerged.
In addition to our regular collaboration with friends from the Demonstration Gardens who provide games, gardening, and arts, here's a schedule of what's ahead including gentle movement classes, soulful singing, drumming and crochet jams. It's all free and appropriate for all ages and abilities.
Thank you to all the community members who joined us for Tenderloin Talk Live at the Hamilton on September 7th. Stay tuned to the next issue of Tenderloin Talk e-newsletter for a full recap and next steps ahead of our next event in December.
Tenderloin Safe Passage kicked off the school year by hosting a safety training with five Tenderloin afterschool program providers. We offer trainings each month to anyone interested in volunteering with Safe Passage, and are currently seeking additional people to join in this important work.
The approach to the crime and drug issues must change. The community, working together, needs to develop an active partnership with SFPD. We will not be able to simply “Police” our way to a better quality of life. I believe strongly that the community, supported by the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, must lead the process to improve the Tenderloin.
In addition to the usual neighborhood-wide celebratory spirit of 4 Corner Friday, head over to 80 Turk for CounterPulse's Block Fest. All happening between 3-5pm at various corners throughout the Tenderloin this Friday September 1st.