Neighborhood Notes: Art, Book Presentation, Job Preparation, Federal Unemployment Updates, etc.



Weekend possibilities for art lovers and artists

The pop art exhibition of a modern and urban quilt ends today (Friday August 27) at The Drawing Room (3260-62 23rd St). For her “All or Nothing” exhibition, artist Amy Ahlstrom reflects on her experiences with depression and anxiety “to create a space in which mental health is discussed openly, without stigma or judgment”. Her textile works, made of colorful silk and Kona cotton, are on display and available for purchase on The Drawing Room’s website. There are two opportunities to interact with the artist today: Watch an Instagram Live discussion at 3 p.m. and / or attend the closing reception at the gallery at 4 p.m.

Northern California artists with disabilities are invited to submit new work by August 30 for the 30th Annual Jury Show at Southern Exposure (3030 20th St). There is no registration fee and the selected artists will receive a stipend of $ 200. The exhibition will run from October 22 to November 20. Learn more and submit your work here.

Saturday book talk with author and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Green Apple Books to host a virtual event on Saturday at 3 p.m. with Franciscan Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to discuss her new book Not a nation of immigrants. In the book, Dunbar-Ortiz explores the history and harms of the idea that the United States is a nation of immigrants, explaining its contemporary relationship to settlement colonialism, genocide, white supremacy, slavery. and structural inequalities. For more information and to register on Zoom, click here.

* NEW * The Mayor of London Breed to thank the local DJ

On Saturday, the Mayor of London Breed will pay tribute to DJ Lamont and his local business Fingersnaps Media Arts (3527 20th St.). Appreciation Day will be at 4:00 p.m. and Mayor Breed will present a proclamation at 5:30 p.m. DJ Lamont has set records since his fifth birthday and he created Fingersnaps Media Arts in his central Mission chamber in 2000. He has made since taught DJ lessons. for after-school programs, community centers and individuals in the Bay Area. DJ Lamont also hosts The Fingersnaps Salon, a live radio show on KPOO 89.5 San Francisco on Wednesday nights.

Try an Afro-Peruvian dance class at MCCLA

The Mission for Latino Arts Cultural Center invites community members to return to class at 2868 Mission Street. The very energetic Afro-Peruvian Tuesday evening class exposes students to traditional Peruvian music, instruments and styles. This course and others promise to improve flexibility and coordination, and live musicians are sometimes featured. Sign up or learn more about other opportunities, such as Afro-Latin percussion, Omulu capoeira, and break dancing practice, on the MCCLA website.

Local employment preparation opportunities for young people

Over the next few weeks, there are several opportunities for young people in the area to learn and improve their English, graduate from high school on the job, get a new job and / or find a job. university. The Employment Preparation Program for English Learners (JRELL) the registration period ends on September 3rd. To learn more, click here. The San Francisco Conservation Corps (1698 Evans St.) hires people between the ages of 18 and 26, and the four-day orientation in early September is paid. The experience includes job training and job placement assistance, and the starting salary is $ 17.50 per hour. Learn more about SFCC opportunities here, including how to earn a high school diploma while working.

Job seekers can consult the list of job opportunities with fellows and partners of fellows and partners of the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF). Prospective students are expected to mark their calendar for the 22nd annual U-CAN Historic Colleges and Universities Recruitment Fair (HBCU) on September 13 at City Hall.

Federal unemployment benefits end September 4: tips and more

Several opportunities for help with rent and housing, understanding tax credits and legal concerns, and more exist throughout the Mission. The California Department of Employment Development has assembled a variety of resources for families and households to find and claim food and rental assistance, medical care and health care coverage, employment services and training. , etc.

The Women’s Building also currently offers a pantry for immigrant families, a free legal clinic, fingerprinting for family reunification and rent relief and help with the housing application. Find out more here.

Circus Bella brings family fun to town from August 28 to October 3

Circus Bella returns to San Francisco next week for a series of free outdoor shows in and around The Mission. The hour-long production is aimed at families with children and features Bay Area talent and live music. Nearby performances include August 28 at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (two shows that day), September 11 at the Mission Creek Park Pavilion, and October 3 at Hunters Point. For more information and other dates and locations in the Bay Area, visit Circus Bella online.

Beyond the Mission: Transgender History Month and Net Party

Following the Mayor of London Breed’s August statement of transgender history in San Francisco, “The Riot Party” commemorates the anniversary of the Compton cafeteria riots on Saturday and honors the memory of the elders and ancestors of our city’s trans community. The free block party will be held in the transgender cultural district of Compton in southeast Tenderloin from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of vaccination is required to attend.


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