SHARP is a volunteer neighborhood association serving the Inner Sunset and Sunset Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. Our activities include free program meetings in our building, small financial grants, and a resources page with links to useful information about the neighborhood. Our programs cover civic, political, and cultural topics. The meetings are a great place to connect with friendly, constructive neighbors, like you. You’re invited! SHARP — a resource for the Inner Sunset.
Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the ground floor meeting space of our building, 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and conversation.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The election of Donald Trump as President changes the world in ways we are only beginning to discover. To understand how the Trump Presidency will affect San Francisco, it helps to understand the city’s existing political dynamics. Few know them better than Ben Tulchin, one of the city’s foremost political pollsters and consultants. He will review the city’s political here and now and provide an informed glimpse into the wild blue yonder.
Two-part program: (1) BART Update, with Nick Josefowitz; (2) The Bay Area’s Housing Crisis, with Corey Smith
Monday, March 27, 2017
Nick Josefowitz came to SHARP in September 2014, when he was running for election to the BART Board of Directors. He was bright, personable, and unsurprisingly vague when it came to explaining how he or anyone else would actually get things done to make BART the “world-class transportation system” he said it should be. Josefowitz won the election. Now he returns to SHARP to tell us what he has accomplished in the last two years. (Click on “About Nick” and scroll down.) Bring your respectful, informed, probing questions.
At about 7:45, Corey Smith from the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) will speak about the housing crisis in the Bay Area. SFHAC “advocates for the creation of well-designed, well-located housing, at all levels of affordability. . . .” SHARP is a member of SFHAC.
Monday, April 24, 2017
After both world wars, San Francisco reinvented itself as it faced the challenge of housing the many people who flocked here. The largely middle class newcomers did not need and could not afford houses with the grand floor plans of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Largely on the city’s West Side, San Francisco responded to the challenge with a variety of new styles that not only reflected the city’s changing makeup but helped define how America would house its burgeoning middle class. James Dixon, a local architect and an expert on the city’s housing styles, will explore the laboratory of innovation that built much of the city we know today.
Monday, May 22, 2017
In July 2015, Jeanne Snyder introduced us to plant-based cooking with a talk, demo, and free samples for all. A full-house audience gobbled up the treats and learned how to make them. Now Jeanne returns with more plant-based tips and treats. As gifted a presenter as she is a cook (check out her beautiful website), Jeanne will again take us step by step as she prepares her dishes. Details to come. In the meantime, get hungry.