HOUSING BLACK” STREET MURAL INSTALLATION AND PRESS CONFERENCE CALLING FOR HOUSING INVESTMENTS FOR BLACK SAN FRANCISCANS
WHO: ● Del Seymour, Code Tenderloin ● Geoffrea Morris, Organizer ● Malik Seneferu, Muralist ● Tere Brown, St. Anthony’s ● Larkin Street Youth Services ● Elgin Rose, Tenderloin Resident ● Supervisor Matt Haney ● Shakirah Simley, Office of Racial Equity ● Joe Wilson, Hospitality House
WHEN: Monday, August 10th, 12PM
WHERE: In front of 150 Golden Gate Ave
WHAT: San Francisco’s Black population is less than 5% of the City, but represents close to 40% of people experiencing homelessness.
San Francisco has seen massive displacement of Black residents due to lack of affordable housing. Black leaders and housing advocates are calling for long-term investment in housing Black San Franciscans, starting with this year’s City budget.
Following the press conference, the organizers will memorialize their demands with a new Tenderloin community street mural: “HOUSING BLACK,” which will cover most of the 100 Block of Golden Gate Ave. Supervisor Haney, along with Supervisor Walton, will announce a set of immediate budget priorities, which will focus on housing black San Franciscans. The mural will be designed and implemented by Muralist Malik Seneferu (maliksart.com), together with Tenderloin residents and community members. Malk has already done street mural projects in two other San Francisco neighborhoods titled: “SF Reparations” (Double Rock) and “Invest Black” (Lakeview). The Mural will be painted on the 100 block of Golden Gate Avenue between St. Anthony’s and Larkin Street Youth Services.
The painting process begins at 10am, and the speaking program starts at 12 noon. ##