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, October 30, 2017
Norman Yee represents District 7 on the Board of Supervisors. He was re-elected in 2012 and so is serving his last term. He has focused on the issues of pedestrian safety and crime reduction. He uses so-called participatory budgeting to allow district residents to choose projects in the district to be funded from a designated pot of money. This year’s winning proposals included $23,000 for security cameras and other crime-prevention equipment. Supervisor Yee will speak and answer questions.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Few know more about the history of San Francisco’s west side than Woody LaBounty, and few can tell the story as engagingly as he can. In 2016, he won an ovation from a full house when he came to SHARP to present the history of Sunset Heights until the 1920s. Now he returns to bring the history of our neighborhood up to the present.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
The irrepressible Jack Barry (SHARP Board member since time began), spouse May Pon, and SHARP are again hosting our annual winter solstice luncheon buffet. Sunday, 12/17, noon to 2 p.m. RSVP required.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It includes forced prostitution and other forms of forced labor. Although hard numbers are hard to come by, human trafficking appears to be widespread in San Francisco. The good news: potent forces are fighting it. Three prominent persons in that fight will brief us: Minouche Kandel, Director of Women’s Policy at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women; Antonia Lavine, Coordinator of the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking; and Jessica Li, Executive Director of San Francisco SafeHouse, a safe temporary home where women can recover from forced prostitution and other kinds of sexual exploitation.