GLIDE Advocacy: people power

an Initiative of GLIDE's Center for Social Justice




What's going on

People are standing up, speaking out, getting together and fighting back against a social (dis)order motivated by greed and division, and all the extreme inequality and brutality such a disorder entails. People are fighting for something far different, and wholly within reach of our imaginations as well as our collective efforts and resources: a more equitable, just and peaceful world in which no one is forced to live in want and fear.


Where the action is

Join in seeking justice for all, bringing resources to those who need them, and empowering our community. For immigration and other resources click here. For more information about GLIDE's Advocacy efforts or to learn how you can be involved, contact Advocacy Manager Ben Lintschinger at


Following are upcoming events, including those happening at and/or with GLIDE and partnering organizations.

Radical Action Thursdays at GLIDE: please e-mail to sign up for the waitlist or future dates. We’re working hard to bring you ongoing opportunities. Check this site for more opportunities regularly.
Weds, March 22: Homelessness 101 Workshop. The Coalition on Homelessness presents Speak on It! Voices from the Streets, a workshop led by homeless people covering the fundamentals of homelessness in San Francisco. 6:00 - 7:30 pm, San Francisco Main Library, SF. Free with registration here.
Weds, March 22: Fight Back Phone Bank - phone banking action to voters in Arizona, Nevada and California to make sure Americans keep their healthcare. 5:00 - 8:00 pm, SEIU Local 1021 Office, 350 Rhode Island, Suite 100, SF.
Thurs, March 23: Resistance Training: Practical Tools. Center for Biological Diversity is holding a free training with Indivisible East Bay on how best to reach out to elected leaders to combat the destructive agenda coming from Washington. 6:00 - 8:00 pm, 1212 Broadway #800, Oakland. RSVP here to reserve your spot
Fri, March 24: A Conversation with Senator Feinstein's State Director in Berkeley - organized by Indivisible East Bay. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley. 
Sat, March 25:  A Political Town Hall with Barbara Lee - organized by Indivisible East Bay. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Laney College Gymnasium, Oakland.
Sat, March 25:  Notes Against the Ban - a musical response from the 7; a free (with RSVP) concert by the Aswat Ensemble sponsored by ZAWAYA and Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. 7:00 - 9:00 pm, 1433 Madisson St., Oakland. 
Sat, March 25:  Clean Money Grassroots Summit in Palo Alto. Information and planning session about AB 14 and other new Clean Money bills, and the grassroots campaign to pass the strongest campaign disclosure law in the country. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. No cost to attend (though donations welcome), light breakfast and lunch provided.
Sat, March 25:  Free Immigration Legal Clinic: Attorney consultations & Immigrants rights wrokshop. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2300 International Blvd, Oakland.
Sun, March 26:  San Francisco United Against Trump General Assembly - bi-weekly meeting to discuss strategy and develop plans for resisting disciminatory and destructive policies of the Trump Administration. 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Redstone Building, 2926 16th St., SF. 
Tues, March 28:  Tenderloin Solidarity Community Meeting. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Freedom Hall, GLIDE, 330 Ellis St., SF. If you live or work in the TL, join us at GLIDE on March 28! For more information, contact Lauren at 
Weds, March 29:  Training: Homeless Encampment Sweeps Watch by Coalition on Homelessness. What to do and not do to be an ally to homeless people trying to survive on the streets. 5:30 - 6:30 pm, 468 Turk St., SF.
Weds, March 29:  Sanctuary City: What's at Stake? Hosted by United Democratic Club and San Francisco Vision. 6:30 - 8:00 pm, SF. Free.
Weds, March 29:  LGBTQ Rights: What's at Stake? Diverse panel explores implications of potential executive orders and religious freedom legislation on the LGBTQ community and beyond. 6:30 - 8:00 pm, The Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., SF. Ticketed event. 
Fri, March 31:  Trans Day of Visibility 2017 - Love & Resistance, presented by Trans Employment Program at the SF LGBT Center, Thrive at API Wellness, and other community partners. 5:30 - 8:30 pm, SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., SF. Free with RSVP.
Fri, April 7: March in memory of Luis Demetrio Góngora Pat - on the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of SFPD. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, begins with ceremony at memorial altar, Shotwell & 19th, SF. 
Sat, April 8: Keeping Hope Alive - Free Self-Care Workshop for Activists. Feminist psychotherapy with Jeanne Courtney, MFT. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, El Cerrito near BART. Free, limited space, pre-registration required.
Sat, April 8: Community Cash Walk: Help Your Community! Speaker program, training, and canvassing to inform working SF families about state benefits they could qualify for, which puts money back in their pockets. Speakers include Senator Scott Wiener and others. Breakfast provided. 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center, 650 Capitol Ave., SF.
Sat, April 8: "I Can't Keep Quiet" Flashmob, 1:00 - 1:15 pm, downtown SF (location TBD). Unity gathering to sing (or just stand in solidarity) Milck's song "Quiet" together. 
Weds, April 12: Equality and Justice in the Age of Trump - responding to threates to LGBTQ communities; with a panel including Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern CA, among others; presented by Horizons Foundation. 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Merrill Lynch, 8th Floor Conference Room, 555 California St., SF. Free. Registration required.
Sat, April 15: Tax March San Francisco. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, downtown SF. 
Tues, April 18: Not Funny! Sad! Cartoonists Respond to Trump - presented by Litquake as part of its Shadow & Light series of panels and readings giving voice to authors and artsists. 6:00 - 8:00 pm, SF Public Library Main Branch. Free admission, advance registration encouraged.
Sat, April 22: March for Science - San Francisco. Earth Day march celebrating public access to, support for and benefit from scientific knowledge as crucial to freedom, success, health and saftery of life. 12:00 - 4:00 pm, SF.
Sat, April 22: Volunteer: Earth Day Community Clean Up, hosted by the RFK Club joining the SF Public Works' Community Clean Up Team in District 6. RSVP here.
Mon, May 1: A Day Without Immigrants - strike, rally and march to defend the civil and human rights of immigrants and refugees. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Justin Herman Plaza, SF.


What we do

We work with the people in our many communities to advocate for:


Housing Initiatives

Affordable/supportive housing

Protections for the vulnerably housed 

Exits to homelessness


Economic Justice

Fair wages and benefits

Affordable medical and childcare

Improved basic-needs programs

Progressive taxes


Legal Protections

Protection from discrimination

Protection of violence/harassment

Especially those most targeted by the criminal justice system 


Power to the People

Empowerment of all people 

Especially those excluded from power


GLIDE mobilizes for the rights and needs of all people, especially those in our community who are most in-need and all too often marginalized, criminalized and brutalized. Our commitment to social justice is the bedrock of everything we do, and we need your help!





On immigration issues


SF HOTLINE in case of ICE raids: Call (415) 200-1548 in case of ICE activity to activate a community-based rapid response network through SFILEN - San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network and SFILDC - San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaboration. Language support in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese; legal defense and community volunteers ready to show up and support.


If ICE comes to your door (Spanish)


If ICE comes to your door (English)


Know Your Rights (National Immigration Law Center)


Know Your Rights - Stops and Arrests (American Civil Liberties Union)


Immigrant Rights under a Trump Administration (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)


Post-Election Talking Points and Resources (ILRC)


Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (100 Days of Justice)


Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)


GLIDE's Unconditional Legal Clinic


Santuary info - (Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity)




On movement building


Make Congress listen (The Indivisible Guide)



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