The Blog and the Bullet

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Organizing in San Francisco

Posted by Jack Stephens on November 15, 2008

Kiwi, a rapper and organizer in the Bay Area, blogs about organizing in San Francisco:

So it hasn’t taken me that long to discover the challenges and politics of doing community-based work here in San Francisco, especially in the South of Market, an area that has been long-coveted by developers, business people, yuppies and hustlers alike for its proximity to bustling downtown. In less than a week of being here, I’ve heard concerns about city budgets being cut, inter-agency conflicts, CBO-hating from the Mayor’s office, and so forth…

If I didn’t know any better, the City of San Francisco is literally the real-life version of “The Wire,” full of dynamics and complications happening on all levels of the hierarchy that ultimately end up impacting the most marginalized population that lives here: poor and working class people of color….

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