JWJ San Francisco 2017 Annual Gala

Resistance & Renewal
Jobs with Justice SF 2017 Gala
Thursday, Nov. 16th, 2017
5:00pm Mission Night Walk
6:00pm Dinner and Program
Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 – 15th Street, San Francisco

Individual tickets: $25-$100 sliding scale – click here to purchase
Click here for sponsorship, advertising & group ticket info.
For more info, email 2017gala@jwjsf.org or call (415) 840-7420.

Come celebrate a year of vital resistance and solidarity! This year we defended our rights and each other. Just weeks after Trump’s election, Jobs with Justice co-convened the Bay Resistance Network—bringing 50 organizations together to prepare for key emergency actions – buy tickets now!

Celebrate our wins! With labor and community working together, we won free tuition at City College for all San Francisco residents and saved the sub-acute unit at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Come honor the Arab Resource and Organizing Center for their long-term organizing against state repression, militarism, and racism, and for their critical leadership in resisting the Muslim Ban this year.

Come honor Father Richard Smith for his tireless work for immigrant rights and police accountability, and for making St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church a key community institution in the Mission that opens its doors to all in need.

Come honor Angela Chan of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus for her leadership role in the campaign to pass SB54, the California Values Act and her many years of outstanding legal advocacy for immigrant families, youth and victims of police misconduct.

We hope you can join us to celebrate all of our important work this last year, and get joy and strength from each other’s company for the year to come.

Light dinner and drinks will be served.

To sponsor the event as an organization, download and mail in the sponsorship form.

Thank you to our early event sponsors and supporters:
(click here for sponsorship, advertising, group ticket info)
California Faculty Association, SF State Chapter
SEIU Local 1021
Unite Here Local 2
National Union of Healthcare Workers
California Nurses Association
AFSCME Local 3299
AFT Local 2121
United Educators of San Francisco
UFCW Local 5
SEIU Local 2015
Justice Grace Vineyards
IFPTE Local 21
Mercy Housing
Labor Occupational Health Program
San Francisco Labor Council
Council of Community Housing Organizations
Bayanihan Center
ESC Local 20
Teamsters Local 856
South of Market Community Action Network
SEIU United Service Workers West
California Federation of Teachers
IBEW Local 6
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Dolores Street Community Services
Veterans Equity Center
Mercy Housing
UFCW Local 648
Causa Justa Just Cause
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
Hospitality House
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Unite Here Local 2850
Ironworkers Local 377
Sign Display Local 510
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Senior and Disability Action
Chinese Progressive Association
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
San Mateo Labor Council
CWA Local 9410
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
La Colectiva de Mujeres

Join us an hour early at 5pm for a Mission Night Walk led by honoree Father Richard. In his words:

Whether it’s 14-year-old Rashawn Williams stabbed to death in our neighborhood, or our neighbors Amilcar Perez Lopez and Alex Nieto, both killed by San Francisco Police, too many of our neighbors have been needlessly killed or injured, and others sent to prison. Too many parents have shed too many tears. So each month, faith communities in San Francisco’s Mission District walk the streets of our neighborhood where violence has occurred. Along the way, we stop to listen to the stories of our neighbors, sometimes talk with family and friends of those killed, and often pray for both the victims and the perpetrators of the violence.

In our Night Walks, we hope to bring not only comfort, but also a challenge — to ourselves, our neighbors, and our City — to uproot the causes of that violence, whether it is done by individuals, gangs, or law enforcement.