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when we think about what our city has to over one of the you biggest things we have is people who are ill maybe they're on the street from diabetes. last week, i saw a man who said i've worked for 20 years he hurt his back and now he's addicted to his painkillers and living on the street. i said let's work together by we've he got to get you healthy first. and the way we can do that is by using the health department services. what can we do for the most vulnerable person. it's not just the medical it's creating a relationship with the client and with the patient so they know they can trust their
doctor and come in and he not be judged and comfortable with their medical director and that's because of the director ms. garcia. and that's the spirit we embody so today thank you barbara garcia and the rest of the council for all they've done. we wouldn't be here you think back 50 times ago and it was pretty much the staff that said we want to do more and that's the leadership of barbara garcia. so thank you barbara (clapping) we had a special teacher we'd like to give to barbara and is mark here as well?
oh, there you are (clapping) so hopefully mark and barbara marseille is the director of community height programs and it daily support. any time we have a need she points us to the right person. it's that type of leadership that appraise services but we don't just stop at medical we know you need showers and hair cuts so thank you to dp h (clapping) the next person i'd like to introduce is janet oh, sorry
there you are. i just met her today and i think we're going to be faster friends anybody who wants to help the homeless is precious. she's respond who tom is also here. whether you shield has been here from the beginning and how many of you are here from blue shield today? look at all us. i have blue shie as my required that i think my dr. is downstairs. thank you so much. (clapping) >> good morning you i'm jan it chd for blue shields. wire at the corner of market and
belly. we take our commitment to our fellow county members at heart. it's core to our mission. i i'm here to mark the 50th service event and mayor lee we want to thank you for your ongoing support for your compassion. we're proud to be your neighborhood and partner. we want to thank the staff at the homeless connect and all of you who are taking our time to be here. we really appreciate it. so as a california based san francisco not-for-profit our mission is to make sure all san franciscans have quality care. i'm thrilled you're happy with the rates of the city and county
of san francisco (laughter) i'm equally thrilled we've been here. since 2004 we've attributed about $4,000 and we're very proud of that (clapping) >> and frankly the only thing i'm more proud of is that today, we have more than 1 hundred blue shield employees here volunteering their time (clapping) so with that thank guys four being here today (clapping). >> thank you janet we also have sprint with us. they have been with us from the
beginning. we have every single event people who haven't talked with their loved one that these sometimes, people come in and haven't talked to their loved ones for years and so we want to thank you for bringing our wonderful volunteers and for coming ageism event so people can connect with their loved once. >> good morning this is a rally so let's hear interest. i'm chris and i'm so exist to be standing here at the public and private sector for the magic of homeless connect. i want to take the opportunity to thank mayor lee.
as it's been said sprint has been here providing a phone bank and allowing people to connect. this is not my first time here. i'm also recommended of people who connect through volunteers like you or people connecting on the phone i only feel uplift. also those fire department's are not just about the events but about people. there are two people at sprint that work for us that's matt and another gentleman. please stand up (clapping)
between the two of them they've been at every single event and set up the phone bank and rallied the sprint volunteers. and a i have i didn't takes the phones home to make sure this things happen. so thank you i have i didn't and a matt (clapping) before i hand off to my peer i want to say where why i think the wireless is important. i see many heartwarming things but theirs people who don't get to talk with folks. so we'll continue on an ongoing basis to make sure those people connect and the wisely make sure
that people stay connected outside of project connect. so jane (clapping) >> thank you chris. it's terrific to be here. i want to thank mayor lee and one of our staff and it's the reason we're available in california. i'm jane wallace and we're thrilled to be here. i've heard a saying that engineers built the 81 tank but sprint build the arc. so this is important so imperative yourselves a hand. assurance wireless is a woreless way to stay connected. we've got services for the
homeless 83 and a phone is finding out about a space and a shelter and findings out about social services and being reminded about decreases appointment. people apply and we have the gentleman from new jersey. we've got david and heather and robin and we're here to help people apply for the wireless he phone. it's not a smallest phone it lets you pick up the phone and call and send and receive text messages. all we want to do is make people feel more connected. i just wanted to say we're going to work with all of you to explain what the necessary paperwork is to show they're
eligible if they're on some form of public assistance or medicaid something like that their likely going to be eligible for assurance wireless it's simple. and we're thrilled to be here today (clapping) >> again, when we talk about the leadership of our community and it's exciting to think that people are busy but still come today. and one of the people is david campos from district 9. >> thank you. i'll be brief. good morning, everyone this is a pretty good-looking crowd. mr. mayor thank you for being here. we're lucky as a city we've got people he heading the departments you have the staff
and the public and different commentary partners. in is an event in many relevance is about what san francisco is about as a city. we're the city of st. francis and the tradition of st. francis we take care of our own. there's a lot of great prosperity but there are people who are struggling. we as a city are only as strung as the person who has the least. and by that measure this is an important event. and you the people what take time to be here and help other people. and not only the other services but connect with them on a human level. those phone calls are not used to be treated with respect and the fact you're doing that can
be life changing p i'm proud to be part of this event. i want to thank you you're making san francisco the city of hope for so many people. so thank you >> thank you supervisor campos. you know, i've been taught your blessed whether argue blessing. today, we're blessed when we see people giving up their day so thank you to you guys. let's give ourselves a round of applause for coming out today. i have have list of people i want to thank but one of the first, we have the ceo and forgive me if i'm saying your name wrong. thank you so much for participating today they'll helped us expand our mental and
dental team so people can get the best services as they move into permanent housing so thank you. i want to thank alex. he's been obviously from the beginning that. one of the founders. anytime i need something i say we need a little bit of extra money for socks. all the things you do thank you sf city for snanlt helping. one of the things it sf city is it doing for us is anything who joins us on facebook or tweeter weight receive one dollar for
each new follower for people who like us on facebook. we have 1 thousand volunteers if he each of you like us on facebook that's $1,000 we can ice toward dentures. i beg you i have 68 followers nobody knows any. some of you have thousands of followers so tweet today. you might ask why it's important. well each day people come in and say i need a pair of socks. small business last week got her wheelchair stolen. she walked in the doors and said that and we put it outthink tweeter and a couple of hours
latter someone pulled it out of the garage. i promise you, we, use your resources. we have a lot of people to thank. who's here from the advanced english academy. we want to thank. there's some people (clapping) yeah. again thank you blue shield for being here from the beginning and other companies and project 20 and sf travel association u.s. bank and walgreen's. so that's a lot of people. thank you. we want to thank sarah today. they said we want to you got
their lunch. so thank you. we have an extra special lunch today. so enjoy and thank you. i also want to show. today, we're doing something special we've got our 50 event t-shirts. this is kit i don't know how many of you have met her she's replaced randell and says he misses us but this is our new volunteer coordinator >> so the artists explained to me and said that pen begins huddle together when it's cold so pen begins are a good mascot. and on the back we have all the people we've serviced at the
event so pick one up after the rally (clapping) >> we also want to thank joe at dp h and the behavioral director and the imminent. we couldn't do what we do. it takes health you providers and they provided decreases that give their day to be here. a couple of weeks ago you can make those connections. so we're excited to say thank you to that. we want to thank the people who voted for the t-shirts. one of the things we're going to be doing this christmas is holiday cards. we'll have a few volunteers who
want to use their art for something. we're going to have cards that are directed the imagines will be from the clients so if you want to buy holiday cards buy them in october from us. most of everybody we want to thank those folks for divorcing the coffee. and the dog pet sitters. and last but not least the health commission. we really want to make sure that everybody who comes here today feels appreciated. so if i don't get a change to come up to everyone please know that i care. each one of us counts. so, now that you're here you're part of us. welcome. and have a wonderful day
(clapping) we have a new project that's just newly started and then we're going to go right into the volunteer training. so hand up connect is a new project and i'm going to let rose blooming explain this. it's a new technology used to connected with clients. so as we continue to be innovative we're participating with other. go ahead rose >> thanks. so you won't be surprised to here like all of you i'm here to help our community. but i'm here to a launch my start up so here's the launch. yeah. (clapping) >> hand up is a new hand up program it lets you sdmoot
directly to folks using a text message and it can only be used for food and clothing through project connect (clapping) so we're going to be signing up about 70 people today and you can invite their profiles it's hand up dot us our website. i'd like to thank mr. dusty and the mayor's office of innovation and the mayor thank you. i want to thank our start up inincubator and, of course, project homeless connection our partners and people who are putting together this incredible
with its elegant rotunda, the reflecting waters of the sub rounding lagoon and fraying rant eucalyptus trees, special dates and memorable proposals. it is the perfect picnic spot to relax with that special someone by listening to water and fountain in the lagoon and gazing as the swans go gracefully by. beautiful to view from many locations along the lagoon and inside the columns is an ideal place to walk around with your loved one. the palace of fine arts is the most popular location in the city arts system.
reservations for weddings and other events a >> a few years ago, i attended a public event at sfaliason, i don't know if you were there but it had a huge impact on me. i went to hear alaferalaison speak and instead a heard a neuro biologist and a snow flake scientist and tj clark who is an arc historian. it was amazing, it was the most amazing night. and we have actually modeled our public programs off of that event ever since. we like at the arts commission to broad a broader dialogue
around the works that we show. not just having the artists themselves present, but to present different ways of thinking about their work, different ways of thinking about contemporary art in general. and leaving you thinking, as you leave. so, tonight we have someone from young and we have a photographer who is not in the show, alongside of our current existing artists. if you like this program, you will like other things that we do in terms of our public programs. tonight, we will hear our featured artists and then from the invited guests who i will introduce. if there is time i will direct a couple of questions in their direction. there will be no q, and a, tonight this program was not designed as a dialogue and we hope that you will attend before it closes.
we are going to start with the artists. brenda, snosa who is in the blue shirt, he works in amsterdam and received his ba and his ma in 2005 from the frank mart institute in holland. he has exhibited in tipai, pa ris, and many others and now san francisco. last mobsinger he opened his first large scale solo expedition at land of tomorrow in kentucky, which i didn't know about. i encourage you to look up that institution. it is an incredible, incredible space. and program. his work resides in the sachi and smithsonian and others. he has written about in art publications his work was recognized by time magazine as one of the top ten inventions
of 2012. it is represented by lonkini gallery in london and now i would like to have him come up and speak. [ applause ] i'm benat and based in amsterdam and i want to show you some works. so, my work and installations, and sculpture and photos and site and working on the architecture or the history of the location. i am interested in a motion of friction between construction and de, construction and the physical state of a building and a moment of revolution and
perishableness and in these transitional situations you are not sure what you are looking at. nor this is as a clear function yet and therefore it is opened for interpretation and it is really interesting. and this work broad art, it is really the space that is important. because it is the location the museum that gets the contexts to just change the interpretation of this painting while it is resting against the wall for a brief moment. and i will... yeah. so often work with the situation to do with duality and the question inside and outside and size. the function of materials and architectural elements. yeah, i find it interesting when a work comes in between reality and representation and it will in the end not really function and that is also a
good example is also the work in the show at the gallery, at the moment. and so, this work is in the street view and then in 2009 i participated in a residency in ireland. and when i looked for information, i was directed to wisconsin. and so it is one of the oldist towns in ireland and around the 1940s a lot of irish people immigrated to the utah and a few set up in newtown, in wisconsin. and in the google maps you will find the street view and the first building that you see is a barn, a typical barn. and i find it interesting that out of everything in town that has not been photographed by google yet and also this idea of when you are looking something original, you find a
certificate. and so, i copied this barn and placed this facade or prop in the most resymboling location in the original town of ireland. and the idea was we thought that the google car would come by, that this image would be picked up and the barn would exist in both. it was up for two weeks but i knew that the car was in the neighborhood. but recently i found out that after two years, it did. so now there is a google street with the same house. and i really like that idea of transition, where you then take an image from the internet and put it in the real world to be captured and placed back on-line so that really questions