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simultaneously erupting as we march down market street and gather at civic centre. for all of those voices building to a crescendo that calls out in the name of strengths, solidarity, and unrelenting demand for equality. [cheers and applause] our theme this year is generations of strengths. as a supervisor pointed out earlier. i think you would agree that this years grand marshals and honourees are wonderful examples of the strength that is found throughout our communities. this is where i will ask for michelle's help. first, i want to acknowledge that kate kendall has been an incredible inspiration for me. [cheers and applause] i also want to thank you for starting out by crying, because i normally do as well. this is perfect. thank you. [laughter] with that, i will give michelle
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some airtime. aughte >> oh,, i don't know anything about airtime, but i love it. thank you so much. i'm very honoured to be here again and thank you to tom horn. thank you to everybody. the leaders of san francisco for making this happen and to kick off pride month for a world destination city like san francisco. in three weeks we will see a lot of people come to san francisco to celebrate pride and to support the lgbtq community. i want to piggyback off of what the supervisor was talking about as far as a community being under attack. in some ways, we are at war with the supreme court voting against us as a community. it is not just one person. it is not just one organization that is going to make the equal rights movement happen. it takes all of us, and visibility as a backbone. i'm very proud to be part of a board that has made it their mission and their commitment to make sure we recognize the work
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of the leaders of our community who are working at the very grassroots level and changing hearts and minds. to introduce this year's grand marshals and honourees, and those being selected, keep that in mind. there are many of us who, just by attending the local churches, by being educators, by being out, that that is part of our due diligence and social responsibility, and making sure we do fight for equal rights. these are the people who are making and paving the way r us us. that was from my heart. now i will go on script. [laughter] from the little -- multilayer grassroots advocacy work that is being done in the bay area by the incredibly talented kinfol kinfolks, they are our community selected grand marshal. [cheers and applause]
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to the generations of? or artists that have been fostered by? or cultural centre and just honoured, steered with a loving hand by pam tennyso om aria, founder of the queer culture initiative that is promoting cultural equity for trans women of colour, through social empowerment and cultural enrichment, to the work that community grand marshal really criticized on to develop safe spaces for lgbtq students, faculty, employees -- and employees at ucb berkeley, i could go on and on and on about the grand marshals and awardees. they have contributed over 30 years to the lgbtq community. they have litigated and continue to fight for our community through the court system. putting out lgbtq queer and nonconforming images, and visibility, voices out there.
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john haines, who many of you know at city hall, he works tirelessly and volunteers and advocates for everyone here in the city of san francisco. they paved the way for freedom and liberation. the fair education act implementation coalition with our family coalition, of course, a lesbian gate freedom been, we would not sound so amazing if not for the lesbian gate freedom band. we thank each and every one of you for your service to our communities and i know many of you are here today and that was my script. thank you. i look forward to san francisco pride. [cheers and applause] >> thank you michelle. 2018 is a special year in san francisco for a number of
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reasons. as the supervisors pointed out, he was 40 years ago the rainbow flag was first unfurled and flown at the gate freedom day festivities. today it is an internationally recognized symbol of unity, love and acceptance. w th rst perfo cethe 1978, we gay man's chorus, who during a dark and painful moment in this history, brought to the community comfort right here on the steps of city hall. forty years ago, in 1978, harvey milk sat triumphantly atop a car and rode down market street as a first openly gay elected official in california. [applause] atthe photos, it was clearly aok victory lap and he wore a huge smile. he wore a lay around his neck and he were a t-shirt that read, i will never go back. we must never go back. while habeen enjoyed great
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civil rights and victories, there are those who will take those victories away, as was proven today. we must never stop fighting to defend what we have one, and muuslyensure that no one is left behind. we will never go back in the name of the community ancestors like sonny wolf who led the pride parade for over 40 years with dykes on bikes. we must keep moving forward. [applause] we will never go back. while we face great challenges, we must also seize on great opportunities. the young people in our communities need support and they need mentorship and they need love. they keep us moving forward. we will never go back. the only way we can progress is together as one. take a chance at this june to celebrate alongside the million people we've invited to the city and other human beings, and unite your voices in a call for justice and equality.
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i want to share some words i saw this morning from a colleague and a friend on social media. sam singer. some of you in the room -- room may know it sam singer. he was reflecting on the assassination of bobby kennedy, 50 years ago, this week. i think it is quite poignant for what we areg out today. it is our political, social and moral imperative to survive, and honour those who gave their lives to protest. [applause] with that, i will say, once again, we will never go b we are generations of strengths happy lesbian gay, bisexual, transgender pride. thank you for being here today. [cheers and appus >> mayor farrell: thank you. george, stay here for a second. two quick things. first of all, i would like to
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recognize our district attorney he was here today as well, with us. was clause second, kate, celebrate, we named it kate kendall day in san francisco. but i'm proud to announce today this is lgq pride month in the city of san francisco. [cheers and applause] all right, everyone. and droit the refreshments and happy pride, everybody. [cheers and applause]
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>> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with.
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>> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos. so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy.
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working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people comi out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, includingcheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky
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road, we have blue berry. we'reot just limiting it to just the classic withalted egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful
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opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there'o many of bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the
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different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most
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exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers.
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when you enter into little philippines, you'reke where are thesses and that's e of the challenges trying to solve. >> undercover love wouldn't be possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out
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there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event. undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural dist to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people,
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the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot abt those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empat can create. when you're positive and >> hi evody, we down here rgy,
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at the /ep is a center which is our pop up space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has center which is our pop up space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has never done anything in the hous t most advancedture strucee have working around here. we we're going to here from kelly to talk a little bit about san francisco. how are you doing kelly? >> very well, thank you for having us here. >> in front of us, we have a typical soft story building. when i see this, i think this is some of the most beautiful architecture our city has. a lot of people don't know these are problematic buildings. why don't you tell us about some of the risks he we have in these buildings? >> soft stories are vulnerable in past earthquakes and the northridge earthquake to this type of building and character of building. when we
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talk about the soft story, what we're talking about is generally a ground story that has less wall or other /pwraeugs to resist the lateral forces that might be imposed by the earthquake. so we're looking for something that is particularly weak or soft in this ground story. now, this is a wonderful pl at some ofe residential buildings that are soft stors in san francisco look like. and the 1 thing that i would point out here is that the upper force of this building have residential units. they have not only a fair amount of wall around the exterior of the building but they also have very extensive walls in the interior and bathrooms and bedrooms and corridors and everything that has a certificate amount of brazing yea it's significantly less country /srabl in
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those stories. now very often, we get even a garage or storage or sometimes commercial occupancy in this ground story. that very often not only has a whole lot less perimeter wall but it often has little or no wall on the interior. that wall is the earthquake bracing and so he see very significant bracing in the top floor and very little on the bottom. when the earthquake comes and hits, it tries to push that ground floor over and there's very little that keeps it from moving and degrading and eventually /paoerblly keeping it from a collapse occurring. so we know they're vulneble because of this ground story collapsing >> this only a problem we see in sentence france? san francisco? >> no, this is certainly a national problem. more acute in western
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but more up to california, washington, moving out into other states. this kind of building exist and this kind of building is vulnerable. >> when you're involved with the community safety, this is a different way of thinking about these types of things. we had a community group of over 100 people involved and upper 1 of them. tell us about * how that conversation went. whdid we decide as a city or a community to start ng xiese pes of buildings? >> there were a lot of aspects that were considered well beyond just the engineering answer that these are vulnerable. and that effort brought in a lot of people from different aspects of the community that looked at the importance of these buildings to the housing stock and the possible ramifications of losing this /houbgs in the case of an earthquake. the financial implications, the historic preserve vacation s implication as you mentioned, these are very
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handsome looking buildings that are importance to the tourist city ask which make san francisco something that people are interested from outside in coming and visiting. >> it's such animation story when you think about the 10 years that the community spent talking about this /seurb but we actually did something about it. now we have an order unanimouses put in place to protect 100,000 residents in san francisco and retrospective in 2020. so on behalf of residents and employees in san francisco, we want to say an you for the work you've done in pushing this forward and making pe more aware of these issues. >> and it was a fantastic community effort. >> so in an earth quake, what happens in these kinds of buildings? >> what happens when an earthquake comes along is it moves the ground both horizontally and vertically. it's
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mostly the horizontal that we're worried about. it starts moving the building back and forth and pushing on it. when you see i'm pushing on it, the upper stiff of the wall stay straight up but the lower floors, they actually collapse just like i did there. >> luckily, we can put this building right back up where it came from so it's a lot easier. now kelly, obviously these aren't real frame walls here but when you talk about buildings, what makes the property for stiff? >> the easiest and most cost-effective type of bracing you can put in either put in a brand new wall or to potentially go in and strengthen a wall that's already there where you don't need to have an opening is where you maybe have a garage door or access to commercial space, you might go to a steel frame or other types of bracing systems that
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provides the strength and stiff if necessary but at the same time, allows continued use of that area. but some combination of walls or frames or other tools that are in the tool kit that can bring the building up to the strength that's required in order to remove the vulnerability from the building so that when ground shaking comes, it in fact is a whole lot more resistant and less vulnerable. ideally, this story down here would be made as strong and stiff as the floors above. >> if i'm a property owner, what is the first thing i should do? >> the first thing you should do is find professional that can come in and help you evaluate your building in order to, 1, figure out that indeed it does need to be retro fitted and 2, give you some idea of what that retro fit might look like. and third, evaluation and design to help
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you determine the retro fit requirement. >> well kelly, i can't thank you enough for being here today. thank you so much for your wealth of information on how we can take care of our soft story problem in san francisco. and you the viewer, if you have any questions, please feel free to visit our website >> a way of life in san francisco. when the next major quake hits, the city hopes a new law requiring seismic upgrades to five story buildings will help keep more residents safe and sound. tell me a little about the soft story program. what is it? >> it's a program the mayor signed into law about a year and a half ago and the whole idea behind it was to help homeowners strengthen buildings so that they would not
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collapse. >> did you the soft story program apply to all buildings or building that were built in a certain time frame? >> t onappls to buildings built in the time frame of 1978 and earlier. it's aimed at wood framed buildings that are three or more stories and five or more units. but the openings at the garage level and the street level aren't supported in many buildings. and without the support during a major earthquake, they are expected to pancake and flatten ~. many of the buildings in this program are under rent control so it's to everybody's advantage to do the work and make sure they protect their investment and their tenant. >> notices have gone out to more than 6,000 owners of potentially at-risk properties but fewer than one-third have responded and thousands might miss an important deadline in september to tell the city what
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they plan to do. let's talk worst case scenario. what happens in a collapse? >> buildings have the tendency of rolling over. the first st ory was lean over and the building collapse. in an earthquake the building is a total loss. >> can you describe what kind of strengthening is involved in the retrofit? >> one of the basic concepts, you want to think of this building kind of like rubber band and the upper three floor are very rigid box and the garage is a very flexible element. in an earthquake the garage will have a tendency to rollover. you have to rubber band analogy that the first floor is a very tough but flexible rubber band such that you never drive force he to the upper floors. where all your damage goes into controlled element like plywood or steel frame. >>o, here we are actually inside of a soft story building. can we talk a little about what
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kinds of repairs property owners might expect? >> it's a very simple process. we deliberately tried to keep it that way. so, what's involved is plywood, which when you install it and re already, then you cov it this gypsum material. this adds some flexibility so that during the earthquake you'll get movement but not collapse. ed eve t gets strengthenn when we go over to the steel frame to support the upper floor. >> so, potentially the wood and the steel -- it sounds like a fairly straightforward process takes your odds of collapse from one in 4 to one in 30? >> that's exactly right. that's why we're hoping that people will move quickly and make this happen. >> great. let's take a look.
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so, let's talk steel frames. tell me what we have going on here. >> well, we have a steel frame here. there are two of these and they go up to the lower floor and there is a beam that go across, basically a box that is much stiffer and stronger. ~ goes so that during the earthquake the upper floor will not collapse down on this story. it can be done in about two weeks' time. voila, you're done. easy. >> for more information on how to get your building earthquake ready, . >> my name is dave, and i play defense. >> my name is mustafa, and i am a midfielder, but right now, i am trying to play as a
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goalkeeper, because they need a goalkeeper. >> soccer u.s.a. is a nonprofessional organization. we use sports, soccer in particular to engage communities that can benefit from quality programs in order to lift people up, helping to regain a sense of control in one's life. >> the san francisco recreation and park department and street soccer u.s.a. have been partners now for nearly a decade. street soccer shares our mission in usi sport as a vehicle for youth development and for reaching people of all ages. rec and park has a team. >> i'm been playing soccer all my life. soccer is my life. >> i played in the streets when i was a kid. and i loved soccer back home. i joined street soccer here.
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it was the best club to join. it helps me out. >> the tenderloin soccer club started in the summer of 2016. we put one of our mini soccer pitches in one of our facilities there. the kids who kpriez the club team came out to utilize that space, and it was beautiful because they used it as an opportunity to express themselves in alace were they were free to do so, and it was a safe space, in a neighborhood that really isn't the most hospitalable to youth -- hospitable to youth playing in the streets. >> one day, i saw the coach and my friends because they went there to join the team before me. so i went upo coach and asked, and they said oh, i've got a soccer team, and i joined, and they said yeah, it
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was he for everybody, and i joined, and it was the best experience ever. >> a lot of our programs, the kids are in the process of achieving citizenship. it's a pretty lengthy process. >> here, i am the only one with my dad. we were in the housing program, and we are trying to find housing. my sister, she's in my country, so i realize that i have a lot of opportunities here for getting good education to help her, you know? yeah. that's the -- one of the most important things that challenge me. >> my dad was over here, making some money because there was not a lot of jobs back home. i came here, finish elementary in san francisco. after that, i used to go back to my country, go to yemen, my
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country, and then back here. last time i went back was a couple years ago. >> i came here six months, i know nobody. now i have the team has a family, the coaches. amazing. >> i'm hoping for lifelong friendships, and i'm super inspired by what they've been able to achieve and want to continue to grow alongside them. >> i love my family, i love my team. they're just like a family. it's really nice. >> street soccer just received a five year grant from the department of children, youth and family, and this is an important inreflection point for street soccer u.s.a. because their work in our most important communities is now known beyond just san francisco recreation and park department, and together, we're going to continue to work with our city's most vulnerable kids and teach them to love the
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beautiful game. >> i want to tell everybody back home, i hope you all make it over here and join teams like this like street soccer u.s.a., and live your life. get a better life. >> right away, just be patient, and then, everything will be okay. >> when i open up the paper every day i'm just amazed at how many different environmental issues keep popping up. when i think about the planet i want to leav for my children and other generation, i think of what contribution i can make on a personal level to the environment. ♪
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clean power sf is san francisco's key wayf fighting climate change by renewable ene a offering it to san francisco customers. i'm from the san francisco public utilities commission. the program came about with state wide legislation in 2002 to enable people to take more control over supplies. i first heard of the program when the organization was advocating to launch clean power sf. what i'm most excited about, it's going to bring 100% renewable energy to my home and reinvest into renewable energy infrastructure and jobs. i had gone to a lot of street fairs and heard from the staff
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at the san francisco public utilities commission to sign up for clean per sf even before it launched. >> we learned about clean power sf because our sustainability team is always looking for clean operations. linkedinshe largesnline k. there are about 530 million members using our site. in this san francisco office there's about 1400 employees working in roughly 400,000 square feet. >> after signing up for the program we heard about the san francisco program and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. i'm the co-owner of the new wheel electric bike shop. we opened this store in 2012 and the new wheel sells and services electric bikes. 11 people work here in san
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francisco and our store is about 2,000 square feet. electric bikes are fantastic for transportation in the city, they're clean and green and you get places faster than any other form of transportation. it amplifies the power, it doesn't replace it. it makes it easier to get places by bicycle and it's so enjoyable and environmentally friendly way to go and more convenient in san francisco. >> clean power sf requires two products, green, 40% renewable and competitively priced with pg and e. for those who want to fight climate change more, 100% renewable at $0.02 per kilawatt. >> i decided to go with the
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super greens, after finding it only to cost about $5 more a month to have super green, that's a no-brainer, i can do that. >> we were pleased that clean power sf offers the super green 100% for commercial entities like ours and residents for the city of san francisco. we were pleased with the package of services for linkedin and now encouraging our employees who have a residence in san francisco to sign on as well. >> clean power sf buys its power from renewable plants that feed the energy directly into the grid. >> there's a commitment to sustainability throughout the entire organization and this clean power opptunity reflects that. >> one of the wind farms we use is the shilo wind farm and that is large enough to be able to
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provide energy for up to 200,000 homes. >> our mission is sustainability, even though our bikes are minimal energy use, it still matters where the energy comes from andart of our missiow we run everything -- run our business. having the lights come on with clean energy is very important. >> the sunset reservoir has solar panels that take up about four city blocks covering the reservoir and the solar power generates energy for city resources and clean power sf for residents participating in the program. >> it was easy to sign up for the program, i went online to cleanpowersf.org and i started getting pieces in the mail letting me know i was going to be switched over and it just happened. when i pay my bill, i still go
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to pg and e and i don't see any difference between now and a year ago. >> sign up online, just have your account number ready and it takes about two minutes and there's nothing to install. no lines are gettingonnected to your home. all the power goes through the existed power grid. >> we haven't had any problems with the switch over to clean power. >> it's super easy to sign up. our book keeper signed up online, it took about 15 minutes. nothing changed but now we have cleaner energy. >> we see clean power sf as a key strategy to meet renewable energy goal, we have a goal of 50% renewable energy by 2020. currently we have enrolled about 86,000 customers across the city. about 20% of what we hope to serve in the future and in the next two years we'll offer service to all san francisco
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electricity customers. >> an easy way to align your environmental responsibilities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want too it and doesn't realldd anhing to the bill. >> joining clean power sf is one of the easiest ways to fight climate change, receiving cleaner energy at low and stable rates, you're helping to support a not for profit that hel influence the energy grid and produce more production. >> i would encourage any business to seriously convert to the clean sf service. it's good for environment, business and the community. >> you can sign u online our call and the great thing is, you'll have the peace of mind that you're doing your part in your household to help the environment. ♪
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♪ >> welcome to our 2018 mayor's teacher paraeducator and principal of the year awards. this is our 11th year of honoring our public schoolteacher and ninth year of honoring our principals and first year of honoring our paraeducator. [applause] this honor awards five of our city's most accomplished teachers, principals and a paraeducator. all candidates nominated by members of their community throughout the year and the
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finalists selected by the mayor in april. they received awards on behalf of the their tirelessork and i wanted to just highlight a couple of things you all will be getting so it teases you a little bit. [applause] >> we already had the teachers on norred a honored at the giane on monday and you will get a beautiful tiffany apple. you will also get an award from the mayor and from the mason foundation for $1,000. [cheers and applause] we have some really great gifts from our championship basketball team the golden state warriors
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and and we still love them, they e not here with us anore but our sanrancisco 49ers. you will also get amazing tickets to outside land, beach blanket and elle k elcatraz ande final arts museum. so al we are super excited. gift certificates for dirty water, the mall, and his tor hic john's grill. we also had personal gift bags, messenger bags made by rickshaw which is a local company and mark has been incredibly wonderful donating every year and he puts the logo on the bag
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and it's an incredibly high quality bag and for when you go away on the long weekend we have a great tumi bag donated by alaska airlines one of our newest partner. thanko anna belle for all that. qan is here and always gives you a bag of goodies, so you will see a quad and octopus and a membership and he is rolling out his k-5 academy for all, so all of your students will be able to come to the academy throughout the year because of a generous endowment, so we are really, really happy about that. [cheers and applause] all of these partnerships and gifts and prizes are aregarded and fully reflect the great love
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that san francisco holds for its educators and we wouldn't have been able to do this without many of our partners and i wanted to call out the ceo, to thank the teacher for teacher appreciation month. recognizing our educators for their work promotes prestige within the profession and dem states appreciation for those dedicating themselves to providing our students with an excellent education. i want to highlight once again thlico paraeducator that we are honoring tonight and for those of you who didn't know, our late mayor was a paraeducator and this award is to honor him and it's in his name. are really happy to be able to do that. [applause] some of this would not happen if
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we did not have a leader in our city that continues to appreciate all of our educators and i am really happy to stand next to our mayor. please join me in welcomes mayor mark ferrell. [applause] >>an th you. i haveo say after all those goodies that have been announced i don't know anyone that won't be striving fhes ard what i understand is it's $35,000 worth of goodies that we are going to be giving out today so that or the giant's game is a pretty cool few days. congratulations everybody. i want to welcome everybody to our award's ceremony as w honor our teachers, paraeducator and principals of the year award. this is an incredible time here in san francisco. you are the glue that makes our families work so thank you for all that you do.
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hydra mentioned mayor lee, i know this is one of his favorite things to do every year and to stand as his successor for now is awesome and reminds me of him quite a bit. this is named after mayor lee, so you are thenaugral honoreehonhohonorees. i have want to thank the school district, dr. matthew is here and hydra, please a round of applause for her. [applause] i say this very sincerely as a parent three young children,
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teachers and principals you are the glue that makes everything work fories familin our city d i med tentiont. you are providing the foundation and you are really leading the path for t n generation of san francisco children. i know many in the room are born and raised san fraisco people and to be setting foundation for our city is powerful and you are here and awarded tonight because you have been nominated by ny people for all your hard work, but let's never forget what we are doing and the power behind that is incredible. i would like to recognize supervisor sandy fewer who is here. [applause] i want to thank the blue ribbon panel for helping select these nominees and obviously a difficult decision-making process for doing that. you know the four principal
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winners were selected because of their dedicate and leadership just like the teachers and our paraeducator. congratulations to you all. this is a fun thing to be here and a fun thing to go to the giant's games and beon the field. we don't get do tt every single day, but thank you for all that you do for our children on behalf of san francisco. we can't do it without you. please know how important you do is to all of us. i know it's one of the most challenging jobs wor but i want to say thank you behalf of a grateful city. [applause] >> thank you mr. maryou. maryour.
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mayor. a wonderful partner of you are ours the president of the leaders of san francisco, lit lita blonk. >> tkou forg chosen for this award. not a single person goes into the field of education for honor or glory, but it is still extremely well appreciated to have one's commitment and hard work acknowledged. thnk you mayor ferrell and hydra and thank you to your families without your support they would not have the fortitude to continue what you do and thank you to the community because a good teacher or educator can only thrive when
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supported by their community. you all are receiving educator of the year awards but you deserve much more. i remember my first year as a reading recovery teacher i had a student who was a cute little 6-year-old but he was clinically presse. he came from a traumatized background and i remember telling my supervisor i don't think i can teach this child to read. she said you are a reading teacher, teach him to read and see wha happen. i was able to teach him to read and write and he reached proficiency and somewhere his self-esteem shifted and it was part of him turning the corner. dition to receiving the award that you are receiving, i would like to nominate you all for psychologist of the year, social worker of the year. [laugh] life coach of the year.
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[applause] event planner of the year. at vadvocate of the year and the list goes on because any educator knows you are wearing some of those hats all the time and many of th hs al the time. appreciation comes in many form. today it is expressed in kind words andany generus gift. iant to thank the donor to made that possible. there are gift bags and there is beautiful posters and you will see what's in there, some surprise. we also give, we don't have millions of dollars but we do have thousands of members who stand together for your every day of th yearnd w pud of that. appreciation can also come through the gift of making sure that you have time to do your job properly and each of you knows what that means in your
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own job. i have a particular angle ian to share with you. it also means in this world of 2018 making sure that educators are not spending time giving assessment that is are not useful for their teaching and sharing with you the information that the board of education received recommendations from a joint district family union assessment community which includes i limb natio eliminatie assessment, so bug we forward and that means less teaching and more learning. that is a gift to you of time. i know that is really stretching it, but i had to put it in. [laughter] one last form of appreciation which you are all aware, appreciation can and should mean a living wage, so i'm shameless.
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[applause] i'm shameless and determined that educators in the city will have a living wage from here on in and so on june 5 san francisco haas h the oortuity to vot yes on prop g. thank you very much and enjoy the rest of the reception. [applause] >> thank you is there anything else you would like to share with us? [laughter] lita is leaving and retiring after 33 amazing years with us, so thank you for your service. as we shared earlier, this next spear is recognized for the work that she does to represent our peer educator. she is the vice president of our paraeducators with u esf and i know carolyn fought hard for
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this award. carroll, why don't come on up. [applause] thank you and good afternoon everybody. this is really exciting for me because i have been pushing for about nine years to get a paraeducator of the year. i have talked to the mast mayors and hydra so it's really aye maizing. amazing. i want to give a shout-out to our first paraeducator to receive achievement. [applause] she is an incredible para and i'm soonored she is the first one to get it. mary knows i don't like to speak wi do this just you.but iid i
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stewart and katie was a paraeducator and jolene, so a lot are now admi administratorse and teacher. it's hard for me what happened last year in mayor lee and we had the paraeducator housing last june and we were talking hydra and -- and me. i saiis great, but are we going to do a paraeducator of the year, and he said carolyn, yes, we are this year. i know you have been pushing for it and then he proceeded to tell me i was a