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'm passionate about what i kooand dprives me to do more. thank you supervisor cohen for all you do. i wouldn't want your job nor could i do your job, but the work doesn't go unnoticed. before you became supervisor you did a lot of work for rock and visitation valee andpish appreciate that. thank you so much everyone. >> thank you and congratulations again. at thits time i would like to recognize supervisor from district 6, supervisor kim >> they i'm wait frg a member to be here-i would like to go after that one. thank you >> i would like to recognize
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supervisor mar >> culeeges my honorees spent 50 erwheres of activism. 50 yeerbs of a stoinium of struggle for racial justice and solidarity with african american communities. i want to call up the organizers from asian for black lives. [inaudible] and 50 year sell mu march veteran vensent woo could you please come forward? i'm just going to say that as we learned from the watts rebellion and new york and detroit thun 60s and baltimore and ferguson murb missouri that racism is with us. 5 oyears of a continuum are represented with asians of black lives and
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proud to be a part of asians for black lives. i want to also say mr. vensent woo is a richmond residents. he was security and detail to reverend doctor martin luther king 50 years ago. one of 2 asian marijuanas in the march. also with us are 2 amazing organizers. mable [inaudible] from ur san diego [inaudible] and asians for black lives bringing communalties together. jusy supauchbt awho is active with org orgzs. i want to honor asian frz black lives and and if they want to say a few words. >> thank you everyone. inel rr jesa [inaudible] this is mable and in addition to
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organizing for asians for black lives i teach dynamic mindfulness at mission high school. as asians for black lives thank you for this honorism we accept this on behalf of families and men who couldn't be here because they were stolen by the police. we call [inaudible] many more named and unnamed. we acknowledge that we as asian are used as part oaf a divide and conquer strategy to up hold white supremacy. we recognize the relationship between racist militarized police rageer war and empoorialist forces in the home land. we are determined to resist both. we understand race [inaudible] one manifestation of the on going
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war of black and brown people. [inaudible] unequal pay. mass unemployment and [inaudible] housing, education, lanld, fresh food and health care are ort men festitation. standing and [inaudible] we are there [inaudible] but against all war tactics. which bringstuse a war tactic. sfpd cheer sir said a new jail is slsh because of the plan to increase the police force. this increases police profiling and [inaudible] radically displaced black neighbors in san francisco. we stand against the proposed gale and demand the boferd supervisor reject the construction and [inaudible] thank you.
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>> thank you supervieer mar for this honor. i was fifen 0 years ago involved in the civil rights movement, but the fight carries on. each one of us should seek justice and to acknowledge that all of us are equal and that to have equal opportunities. thank you very much for this honor. >> congratulation and think for being here. where at this time i would like to recognize supervisor tang from district 6
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>> thank you president breed. thank you. i see that all the member thofz community are here and i want to bring up our district 6 asian pacific american heritage month honoree tim [inaudible] and the community is wem come to come up with him. we would love to see the young people come up to stand with tim because wree honoring him in many ways for what he has done for the young people and families. so, many people in the room anyhow who tim is, but for those that don't know tim he is the facilities directors nob nub [inaudible] nob at the heart of
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the south of market is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of 6th street. the families attending [inaudible] the only multiuse park [inaudible] across the street named after the first filipino american to win a gold metal in the country a san francisco. across the street i see tim opening or closing the center for community events, meetings, basical ball game squz a temporary shepter for peep ople that are displaced by fires or the famous storm ageten. tim was raised in san francisco and a product of san francisco public schools. tim is also a long time and dedicated working mpt he works in the souckt of market for more than 3 decades. tim was part of the original staff at [inaudible] reck center when the facility opens in 1990 and knows the
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neighborhood and communethy as exhibited fwhie support behind him today thmpt trust the community has is a [inaudible] be more civicly engaged. he did leeb [inaudible] coordinate youth atletics in 2003. tim fight behind the scene frz all the young people here insureing youth of multiple incomes can participate regardless of paper work. he goes above and beyond his job. he drives teams to make sure they get to games. he attend everything neighborhood meeting and testifies at public hearing when he feel thrz are issues at stack. youth sports and recreation provide young people a safe havegen leadership towns that continue throughout their life and occasionally they get to play against sfpd led by
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deputy chief in the back. i think the kids won, right? it is these type of community building engagement activity that tie the community together. it is about nob nab may not always get to talk or play games and athletics. i mentioned south of market reck center opened in 1990. this is the 25 anniversary. over the years the reck center served many different populations, a drop sener for youth, senior male program, a free wait rar program, a homeless shelter and community events and holiday parties. in solebrasion of the 25th an versery the philippineee south of market
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will revive the barrio fiesta that will be take place on saturday may 23 starting 11 a.m. there will be a whole pig roast ed at the event which i'm excited about along with music and games and tim has been a part of planning this marriageer community events. as we look back we look forward. there are plans to ren soivate the center and create more space for the families and seniors and adults in the south of market and just a [inaudible] did i go over my time? thursday may 28-i will hand it over to tim. there was so much to say about you and want today give you time. >> i want to thank president breed and the rest of the board of supervisors. i [inaudible]
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i want to thank my wife and family for the support and i was always [inaudible] >> keep going >> supervisor kim messed up on the time not you. my super visorerize here and are support rfb of what i try today do sout of market and everyone at south of market. i turn around and don't know what to say. i'm embarrassed but glad you are here. [inaudible] and just want to thank everyone is this is the reason i do what i do. i don't think i do anything special but want to make life for everyone easier. thank you so much. i feel deeply
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honored. >> thanks for directing traffic. thank you and congratulation, we appreciate all the work you do for our kids. with that i would like to reg supervisor tang
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>> congratulations to the honorees today and clodeen chang for doing such a wonderful job in organizing. building on the theme of supporting our youth and children in san francisco i want to bring up alan maw as a our district 4 honoree for apa heritage month. so, let me first say that in the sunset we have very very few non profit organizations and so the ones we have play a huge role in the neighborhoods and one of the major oneicize sth sunset neighborhood [inaudible] alan worked for a number of years. 6 years i believe. currently he is sth after scrool program coordinator at [inaudible] and joined the team back in 2009.
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started as kindergarten and first grade programmer at [inaudible] and in 2011 he transitioned to the cuncht role where he manages staff that [inaudible] through the after school program he helps student develop relationships, provide opportunity for meaningful involvement and help student get ready for future development. as a rument of the work of people like alan people are able to find success through relationship with a caring mentor. every time i see alan he always has a smile on his face. i caept imagine the student have ing a better mentor. he has been ininstrumental in facilitating the newly established food pantry was operates every friday and gives food on west
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sunset. alan feels he doesn't feel like what we does is work because he enjoys it so much. [inaudible] serves over a thousand youth and families and adult every dayism on behalf othf entire board of supervisors i want to thank you for your work. he is joined by his sister and father and they are proud of you and look forward to working with you so thank you and alan. >> thank you [inaudible] i'm proud that my hartage and call the sunset district my home this means a lot. i would like to accept this on everyone in the sunset district and all san francisco cht i when i received notify ation-i thought 2
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things, i was sad i mized work. second, i thought about all the people in the life past and present who helped get me here today. people who have helped shape me to become who i am today and who i want to become. i'm not accepting mvp award [inaudible] i don't address everyone individually, but would like to recognize a group of people who helped me get to this point today. first i would like to thank may parent for teaching me how to teach everyone with respect and showing what hard work looks like. when i grew up it seemed every asian american parent wanted their child to go to [inaudible] and go to berkeley and become a doctor. i would like to tell my dad 1 out of 3 isn't bad. [inaudible] i didn't become a doctor yet, but
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there is still time for that. now my parent can tell their friend and received a award at city hall. i would like to thank brother and sister. they all much older, but kept me on track and took me out at 8 years old and thought they were the coolest people in the world and my sister is here today and still think he is one of the cool est poopal. if you want to know what time [inaudible] i is a couple friends here today and i'm proud of calling them my friends. when your mom and dad ask what about helen, i like her, they are worried you will never get married or approve of the people you associate with. helen is my best friend. i would like to that can the peers of [inaudible] and gave a space to
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grow penlly and professionally and love my staff at sunset elementary and dedicate the award to them. i would like to tell you appreciate the award today and [inaudible] encourage everyone to surround with positive peep squl find your passion and when you do that you will be rewarded in one way or another. thank you. >> congratulationsgon and thank you. >> supervisor yee rks you are next up. district 7. >> that you can -thank you president breed. so, there are
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many-congratulations to everybody that is honored today, but i want to say that there are many hidden gems in district 7. my honoree is a hidden gim and today it is my honor to honor dins rule for district 7. dins was born in the philippines and of chinese ancestry. immigrate today the united states in saept 1958. he attended school in berkeley and received ba and mba from uc berkeley. early in his career dins became a leader in [inaudible] trnz portation work. by 1995 he had become the first south east asian [inaudible] partner interacting with offices in endonesia, malaysia, pill peens
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[inaudible] expanded to [inaudible] global service group to 28 countries. his work at deloit was not limited to [inaudible] strong business ties with asian country. he was ininstrumental in encouraging the firm to join the fight against aids and breast cancer. dens was the first racial minority president of the common wealth club of california. a century old convening organization where major leaders at the national and international level engage in public discorss. he was also the first racial minority president of the school of business alum nigh association. he has served on countless board including nob nub festival, self help for the
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elderly [inaudible] california business counsel to name a few. he serves as a cfo and treshier of city college san francisco foundation. just to give a sense of what he is, i want to read a statement he made. kuwait i want to work with young chine ease american and help them be successful business leaders. he plans to set up a firm to help accomplish this. when my son din din grows up, i would like him to love and care for his community as much as i do. this shows the type of character and heart dins has. din s contributes contributions and dedication to san francisco asian pacific american community has been exceptional and it is people like dins that show our next generation how
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vitetle is to be vaurfbed and give back to the community. in fact, he isn't done yet. more recently dins spressed to me other ideas he is going pursue and how asian americans can give back to our society. dins has been honored from diverse groups more recently 2014 dins was haun rbed at the chinese culture gal adinner with 2014 life time achievement in community building. he was also rigged as cfof othe year for community services in 2007 by the san francisco business times. dins is a true honor to honor you today. this is dins [inaudible] >> thank you norman and
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borebd of supervisors. i was quite shocked and surprised when norman called me and told me he wanted to honor me because as norman mentioned i immigrated at 16 years old. china was in a civil war. i was born in the philippines. i was a 60 -16 year old child without a country and grateful when i landed on the shores of san francisco and i promised myself i would get back to the community. i feel like that everything i have done is giving back to this community i'm humbleed and honored for this award. thanks norman. >> at this time i would like
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to acknowledge the supervisor from district 8, supervisor wiener >> thank you madam president. colleagues i would like to honor mariea vulasen, so quh on up. born and raised in the philippines and immigrate today the u.s. she has been a member of the unit food and commercial wurbers uscw local 648 for 25 years and she has been a employee of wall greens. she is a active shop steward for many yeerbs helping many other
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usftw members navigate around their work. more recently marina served as a notion committee for 2014 contract negotiation with wall greens. we know it is a tough time for retail workers living in san francisco givethen cost of housing and cost of liveic in the city so now more than ever it is important to have sfraung leadership and making sure the workers are paid fairly and receive good benefits. in spare time she enjoy ezreading a good book and exercising and spending time with family. her time with uscw [inaudible] honored to recognize you today for apa heritage month, so thank you and thank you for your service. >> that you thank you
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everyone. i'm honored to be here. i'll make it short and again thank you and good night. >> folks just 3 more to go and i would thrike recognize supervisor from district 11, supervisor avalos >> thank you madam clerk. my honorees couldn't make it today but i want to talk about their work in the [inaudible] >> supervisor avalos would you mind if supervisor campose and i acknowledge the ones waiting here first and take you last. is that okay? >> that is not a problem
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>> all right. we will get to supervisor avalos in a minute and it is now my turn. i'm excited to honor rodney from rodney chin from district 5. not only does he work in district but is a residents of district 5. he is executive director of ymca. thank you rodney tr always taking care of the young people. rodney has been a member of the [inaudible] of the ymca-the u.s. asian leadership employment resource group so we think frayour work there. a native of san francisco. rodney lived and worked in district 5 for a reala long time and he is a product of the public school system and graduated from san francisco state university with a
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bachelors in censology and hopefully you can give an understanding of what that is. we are thankful for the consistent ddication to the community and lives of young people. rodney is just really a quite force who works in our community tirelessly to make sure our kids have a amazing opportunity not just a safe place to grow and thrive, but a place that they can call home and a place to grow and become successful adults so rodney for your work and consistency and advocacy and support, the young people and community of district 5 today we honor yoi. thank you for your service >> thaupg supervisor breed. good afternoon supervisors. again, supervirez breed i want to thank you frathe recognition. since i have lived in district 5 i watch supervisor breed advocate for the community constantly and
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endlessly and with a lot of dedication to the community so it is a honor to be honored by you supervisor breed. i was born and raised in san francisco product of the school districts here as well as going to city college of san francisco and then graduated from san francisco state univrs taeersity in keenology which is the exercise science degree. exercise movement. i started with the ymca as a heth awareness director and found working with the xhunty not just adults, but the children was a position for me and hence my movement up too executive director position. as working with youth in san francisco, it isn't one person doing pby them sevlgs. i'm fortunate to be immerseed in a communethy that has a lot of support from the ymca of san francisco from the
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staffer that work at the ymca and there are a few of them here today that are dedicated to the safety and well being of kids in the community as well as our volunteer board at the yma-c a and community dlaberators in district 5. that includes [inaudible] helps by bringing our groups toort and making sure all the kids not just kids in certain pockets get all the help they can get. i just notice today that there are 3 beacon centers that are recognized here and i want to say the [inaudible] ymca is proud to be work wg the western beacon addition with the director [inaudible] the beacon centers have been a great work for the city and we are supported by dcys department of children youth and faemlies and