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    When We Rise Brings Raw Emotions and Memories Back to the Surface

    When We Rise Brings Raw Emotions and Memories Back to the Surface

    By Debra Walker I love Gus Van Sant’s work. He seamlessly captures the raw emotion of a time I, and many of you, lived through in the new ABC miniseries…

    New Conservatory Theatre Center to Present World Premiere of Jewelle Gomez’s New Play, Leaving the Blues

    New Conservatory Theatre Center to Present World Premiere of Jewelle Gomez’s New Play, Leaving the Blues

    Black History Month is a prelude to an event we have been eagerly awaiting for months: the world premiere of Jewelle Gomez’s Leaving the Blues. The play, presented and commissioned…

    Women’s March Bay Area – January 21, 2017

    Women’s March Bay Area – January 21, 2017

    Remarks Presented by U.S. Senator Kamala Harris What a beautiful sight I see. What do my eyes behold? This is an extraordinary day and we all should be extremely proud.…

    Sister Marches

    Sister Marches

    The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties and social justice for all. We gather in community to find…

    ABC Mini-series When We Rise to Benefit from Cleve Jones-Dustin Black Collaboration

    ABC Mini-series When We Rise to Benefit from Cleve Jones-Dustin Black Collaboration

    Cleve Jones’ memoir inspired the ABC mini-series of the same name, When We Rise, which is scheduled to run on ABC in February 2017. We cannot wait to see it,…

    Erma’s Story

    Erma’s Story

      “Maitri saved my life twice. And both times they helped me get healthy and return home to my family.” Erma first arrived at Maitri in 2006, very sick with…

    Compassionate Care When Most Needed

    Compassionate Care When Most Needed

    Maitri Provides 24-Hour Compassionate Care to Low Income Individuals with Advanced AIDS Maitri is the only AIDS-specific residential care facility in California focusing on the underserved community of those dying…

    San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump

    San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump. The resolution reads as follows:  …

    Hillary Rodham Clinton Concession Speech

    Hillary Rodham Clinton Concession Speech

    Presented to the Clinton campaign staff, volunteers and other supporters on November 9, the day after Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United States Last night…

    San Francisco Opera’s Costume Design Virtuoso: Christopher Verdosci

    San Francisco Opera’s Costume Design Virtuoso: Christopher Verdosci

    Entering the Costume Department of San Francisco Opera is like stepping into the workshop of a dream. Boxes of silk, metallics, wool and other quality materials line the walls, with…