Monday, August 28, 2017
Elected in November 2016 by a nearly 2-1 margin, neighborhood resident Victor Hwang is the newest judge of the San Francisco County Superior Court. He is personable, patient, and an excellent lawyer, all of which he will need to be in his new job. He will speak about how we select our judges (both elected and appointed), how judges are trained, and what happens when San Franciscans come before the court as litigants, defendants, witnesses, or jurors. He gives us the rare opportunity to see the justice system from the perspective of one of the more important people charged with making it work. Bring your polite, probing questions.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Donald Trump was elected President in part on a promise to deport many more undocumented immigrants. In part through litigation by cities such as San Francisco, the Trump administration has been at least temporarily thwarted in its attempts to penalize localities, including San Francisco, that have pledged not to cooperate with the new administration’s deportation efforts. Niloufar Khonsari, left, and Ana Herrera, below, are distinguished immigrant-rights attorneys and key figures in San Francisco’s resistance to the Trump immigration policy. They will tell us what the federal government has been doing; how city government, nonprofit groups, and pro-immigrant activists have formed a local network of resistance in response; and what the future may hold.
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.
Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meetings occur on the last Monday of the month, at 7 p.m., at our meeting space—the ground floor of 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). map