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, 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.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
In April 2017, James Dixon gave a dynamic, ritually informed talk at SHARP about post-1920 residential architecture in San Francisco. A practicing architect as well as an expert on architectural styles in the Bay Area, he provided both an architect’s understanding of the workmanship the styles called for and frank evaluations of them. When the evening was over, we had enjoyed a college-level seminar from a brilliant professor, minus the homework and exams. Dixon returns to SHARP to focus on Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture, explaining the most popular styles and their relationship to San Francisco’s history.