Sankofa Sunday, February 16, 2014, 5-9 pm, at the Veterans Community Media Center, 1720 Market Street, S.F.


Join us & celebrate African American Veterans & the African American community for Black History Month. We’re hosting a delightful reception with a delicious dinner in the spirit of Mardi Gras (Jambalaya, rice, greens, green salad, fruit salad, cornbread, beverages, & tasty deserts). We hope to see you to enjoy Sankofa Sunday. All are welcome. This is a Hate Free Event.

movie screening  fabulous guests: Ardist Cooper author of Every Tub Sits On Its Own Bottom; Aundray Rogers, President of CCSF Resource Center  panel discussion  African American Art exhibit  raffle  awards ceremony celebrate those who have made contributions to the community.

Sankofa Sunday, February 16, 2014, 5-9 pm, at the Veterans Community Media Center, 1720 Market Street, S.F..


SHOUT! For Women Veterans: A Call For Art

shout-2013-logoCall for Art Submissions
DEADLINE: April 8, 2013
5th Annual SHOUT! Exhibit
Wednesday, May 9
6-9 pm
San Francisco Women’s Building

Swords to Plowshares is hosting the 5th Annual SHOUT! Art by Women Veterans. Previous events featured the artwork of many women veteran artists, and hundreds of community supporters attended and shared in their artistic expression. Continue reading

Women’s Vet Connect 201

Women’s Vet Connect 2013 Friday, March 15, 20132 – 4pm
401 3rd St. (at Harrison)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Contact Charlene Phillips

The San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic is hosting Women’s Vet Connect to bring community partners together to provide services to women veterans. This event is aimed at women who’ve served in the military through offering a variety of services to help them. Attendees will be able to work with various participating Veterans Service Organizations for resources for them.

Female veteran attendees may be able to get housing referrals, domestic violence assistance, supportive counseling, and mental health service providers to address their immediate needs. It is an opportunity to meet local employers, meet with an EDD representative to help with a job search, and coordinate with Dress for Success to be clothing for interviews and new jobs. Children are welcome at this event and mothers can see what child support services are available to them. Continue reading

Sankofa Sunday Schedule

Events Schedule for Sankofa Sunday
February 10, Noon–7pm
War Memorial Veterans Building
San Francisco

  • Noon-1:30 pm Reception Rm 223
  • Noon-5:00 pm Art exhibit Rm 223
  • 12:30-2:30 pm “Red Tails” movie screening Rm 219
  • 2:30-3:00 pm QI Gong: Marcus Gary Rm 219
  • 3:15- 3:35 pm, Rm 223, Passing of Colors: Commander John Caldera; National Anthem: Vivian Cairo U.S. Army Veteran; Pledge of Allegiance: John Caldera; Invocation: Chief Luisah Teish; Welcome & Introductions to M.C.: John Caldera
  • 3:35- 3:55 pm, Rm 223, Tuskegee Airmen Speakers: Lt. Colonel James C. Warren and the Lee A. Archer, Jr. Tuskegee Airmen
  • 3:55-4:15 pm, Rm 223, Speakers of Mind, Body, and Spirit Healing: Bea Williams & Michelle Herrera, Ph.D.
  • 4:10-4:30 pm, Rm 223, Speakers: Eddie Ramirez, M.P.A. Benefits for Minority Veterans; Ellison Horne, Conscientious Objector; Dottie Guy, Army National Guard Veteran; Raymond Banks, Outreach at U.C. Berkeley
  • 4:30-4:45 pm, Rm 223, QI Gong: Marcus Gary, B.A, M.S.
  • 4:45-5:05 pm, Rm 223, Health and Healing—African American Women and Men in the Community Veterans and non-Veterans: Dr. Katrina Peters, M.D.M.P.H., Catherine Waters, R.N., Ph.D., Omolade Rosalyn Roddy, MFT, Latonia M. Dixon, R.N., M.A., M.F.A.
  • 5:05-5:25 pm, Rm 223, History of the Buffalo Soldier: Honorary Guest Anthony L. Powell & The Los Banos Buffalo Soldiers 9th&10th Cavalry Association
  • 5:25-5:30 pm, Rm 223, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Francis Collins
  • 5:30-5:40 pm, Rm 223, Veterans Benefits: The Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • 6:15-6:30 pm, Rm 223, Awards Ceremony and Dinner: “Phenomenal Woman” Dance Performance by Arisika Razak
  • 5:45-7:00 pm, Rm 223, SANKOFA SUNDAY AWARD HONOREES: Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Gwen Strain, Lt. Colonel James C. Warren

A $25 donation is suggested to benefit the Veterans community sponsored event.
Checks accepted on day of the event . Make checks out to Veterans For Peace, Chapter 69


Black History Month, Sankofa Sunday

San Francisco Bay Area Veterans
Sankofa Sunday, February 10, 2013
Celebrating African American Veterans
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness, Room 223, San Francisco

What better way to celebrate Black History Month than on Sankofa Sunday.

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