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>> that is pretty incredible, but i remember this. my question is, it sounded as if she was saying there was approximately 40,000 new individuals for cal fresh, and so is this effort supposed to help with that? is that part of this contract? >> correct, this is seen as just one part of a larger effort.
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the county department of social services sent some money over to the department of aging saying, how about you help with targeting folks 60 and over. and do an allocation base throughout the state and come up with $66,000 which comes down to us, which is to be used to target older adults, 60 and over , solely recognizing that six a $6,000, and the grand scheme, is not the largest amount of money, but we hope to at least cover some staff time to support the much larger coordinated effort. >> one other question, what would you see as being successful at the end of the day if we were able to in role tenth out -- able to unroll 10,000? >> they are asking us to meet a
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couple of targets with these funds, and their two categories. there is an outreach category, how many people do we send this information to? that is usually calculated as an estimate. the numbers are asking us to meet on that level within the thousands. there's also someone asking us to actually track the amount of applications which are submitted , that is actually not approved, but submission and there is a mechanism to do that. i do not have this exact numbers to me, i will send them through budget to you. those are probably good targets for us to reach. >> any other comments or
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questions? any comments or questions from the public? hearing none, may i have a motion to approve? >> so moved. >> do i have a second? thank you. any further comments for discussion? all in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? thank you. motion carries. item b., requesting authorization to motto -- modify the contract with central communications inc. for provision of hotline answering services for adult protective services and family and children's services for the time period of september first, 2019 to august 31st, 2021 in the additional amount of $50,000 plus a 10% contingency for a total amount not to exceed $110,000. welcome, carrie wong. do i have a motion to discuss? thank you. carry? >> good morning, commissioners. i am pleased to present to you
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the central communications contract for your approval. we are requesting for the contract lot to extend two years of $50,000. i do want to note a typo that was kindly pointed out this morning that the annual amount is for fiscal year 19-20, not 18 -19 for 25,000, and fiscal year 19-20 is actually 2021, so it is a total $50,000 modification moving forward. so per state regulation, both adult protective services and family and children's services are mandated to accept and respond to reports of abuse and neglect on children, older adults and adults with disabilities. this is on a 24-hour basis and we have been providing the services for a number of years.
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we are adding to the scope of services for the next two years to extend to hotlines for the public guardian and public conservatorship. this will also be for evenings and weekends, issues range from medical decisions to psychiatric issues that may arise after hours. sometimes individuals are sick or require cold -- code org palliative or palliative care decisions, or if they passed away. this will allow the public guardian and public conservator to be more responsive to the care needs of providers such as hospitals, skilled nursing homes , and boarding cares. we will also provide care only 24-hour basis for individuals who are under conservatorship. there will be a pilot phase this first fiscal year for three months in the fall, during the pilot phase, there will be no direct impact on the contract. workers will contact the public guardian or public conservator staff directly based on internal
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costs. the contractor will be contacted after the after hours program is ready to launch and we will arrange for the numbers and have a market and strategy and be able to do presentations to community hardware his. the call volumes are 2504 abs and family and children's services respectively. abs tends to average more of these calls. we are not adding new dollars because the contract itself, there tends to be contract savings and we understand a little bit. and then whatever we develop in terms of the points, we will establish the trends and reset the amount for future needs if needed. >> thank you very much. are there any comments or questions? >> i want to add that carrie graciously moved over from her previous role of long-term-care director to the public
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administrative public right-hand role. she has currently -- is currently the manager. i wanted to point that out because we have seen her in a different role before. >> congratulations. that is a significant challenge, but i'm sure you are up for it. any other comments or questions? >> i have a question. >> this program was established in 2017. how do you measure that it is working? >> this contract is for the after hours contract itself, and so family and children services have had this contract continuously since 2009, and then four abs, it is one -- and then for a.p.s., they reached all the targets every year.
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we haven't received any complaints or issues from the public regarding any dropped calls or any problems with the hotline. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you mentioned the number of calls, i thank you said 250 -- i thank you said 250. the particular contract, the extra hours. what are the usual number of calls that you get. >> we get monthly reports and then every time there is a call, we also get actual daily reports of the calls. so we average about 250 per program, per month.
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family and children services of his about 250. a.p.s. tends to have more of them. >> and this contract will include more -- you are seeing it expands into the conservatory of the public guardian. >> so during the pilot phase, it will probably be around september to december, so about three months for us to work out the processes internally, and the training staff, and that sort of thing, so there's no direct -- we are not launching any marketing campaign. the public doesn't know, so there is nothing -- there will not be an influx of calls. we will just go through the normal cause of calling -- because of calling adult protective services. we just deal with it internally. really, there is no direct impact on the contract, at earliest, springs. >> that expands a lot. they give very much.
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>> thank you. any other comments or questions? any comments or questions from the public? hearing none, i have a motion to approve. >> so moved. >> do i have a second? >> any other comment? all in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? thank you. motion carries. item c., requesting authorization to enter into a new contract with thomson reuters for the provision of firm central case management and westlaw online legal research tools during the period of july first -- september 1st, 2019 through june 30th, 2022 in the amount of $100,495 plus a 10% contingency for a total grant amount not to exceed $110,544. welcome to janet for the discussion. do i have a motion to discuss? >> so moved.
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>> second. >> thank you. janet? >> good morning, commissioners. i am the head attorney for the public administrator and the public guardian, which are two offices housed in dawes -- housed in daas. the office is currently using both products, however, it is my understanding that in the prior year, we are able to enter into this arrangement through our i.t. department and procurement. due to a change in process, even that there is a ppi and a baa, it needs to be an interest gated contract, and that requires commission approval. that is why i am here. i'm happy to answer any
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questions about the contract if you have them, but i think it is somewhat self-explanatory. >> thank you, very much. >> my question is, i looked at the budget every year and there is a 5% increase. i am just asking this question. >> that is my understanding if you approve it, it will be allowed. >> any other comments or questions from the commission? >> also, when i look at the last page, someone should read out the number because the number is a little bit off. it is still not the correct number. >> okay. >> thank you, commissioner. any other comments or questions? any comments or questions from the public? may i have a motion to approve? >> so moved. >> second. >> any further comments or questions? all in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? thank you. the motion carries.
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thank you very much. item d., requesting authorization to enter into a new contract agreement with net smart technologies inc. for access to home health electronic record system during the period of september first, 2019 through june 30th, 2022 in the amount of $45,000 plus a 10% contingency for total amount not to exceed $49,500. may i have a motion to discuss? >> so moved. >> second? >> second. >> thank you. >> good morning, commission. my name is rhea and i am the nurse manager for the clinical quality assurance unit here at daas. we started leading nurses into
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the function of adult protective services and in-home supportive services while our social workers are doing their hard work investigating abuse or allegations of abuse. our community based nurses and public health nurses are focusing on the clinical needs of the clients. client. clients with complex functional needs and clinical needs. we partner with a.p.s. chi , i hs with addressing the needs of the clients. to document or chart the medical records, our assessments, medication records, we use net smart and that is the software that we use to not only document our clinical findings, but also we want to report so you better
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know or understand our client population and also address the risk involved with the population we are serving. the commission is requesting we continue to use the software that allows us to document client records and allows us to prioritize what we need to see when we are partnering with our programs. >> thank you very much. any comments or questions on the commission? just one. are we confident and comfortable with the confidentiality? >> i am.
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>> thank you. >> thank you. any other questions from the commission? any comments or questions from the public? hearing none, i have a motion to approve. >> so moved. >> second. >> second. >> thank you. all in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? thank you. motion carries. >> thank you. now the item on the agenda is general public comment. hello, jessica. >> good morning, commissioners and welcome to the new commissioners. i am with senior and disability action. i wanted to comment on the conversation earlier about pedestrian safety. thank you so much for your interest and attention to this topic. one thing, commissioner asked us
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about the electric vehicles on the street. that has been a great concern to a lot of us with electric scooters and delivery robots. folks most likely know it, but we let scooters run wild in the streets and then fortunately, we really clamped down and put a lot of limits on it. it has been a lot better. we are concerned that once the pilot concludes that, it may change. we will need to be on top of making sure there are serious limits because even with things being better than they were, they are still not perfect, and we still should not have any scooters on the street. we know it is dangerous for everyone, especially seniors with disabilities. similarly, we do need to advocate for the m.t.a. to have clear guidelines about delivery robots, and it is also part of the bigger question of what is happening to public spaces, that are public sidewalks being
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shrunk and taken over by private companies that are using them to make money? instead of really being spaces at the public can get around freely. it was mentioned about bus shelters and that has been a concern as well that a lot of but shelters have been removed, which makes it difficult for seniors and people with disabilities to wait for the bus , whether it is about not having a place to sit, and not being able to be protected. it looks like the transit system is very closely linked to people being able to leave their house and get around the neighborhood and community. as far as the m.t.a., it has been an interesting challenge that we have worked for a lot of engineers, but there are different engineers working on all these different projects. it is a matter of educating all of them to be thinking about accessibility concerns, and we have seen with the parking protected bike lanes, they have been pushed for good reason to
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make it safer for bicyclists, and it is not good solutions that we don't restate -- restrict accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities. we have been trying to work on coming up with solutions. and educating m.t.a. engineers about how they can think about it and coming up with some new ideas. so, i would invite any of you are interested to come up and participate in senior and disability action's transit justice group at least once a month. is a community group putting together seniors and people with disabilities to work on these issues. and tyra is the head of that. there is also a vision zero senior and disability pedestrian safety group that is coordinated by walk s.f. and we also meet once a month and meet representatives of different coalitions. i spoke -- i also want to ask people to save the date at the annual celebration on thursday, october 3rd, and we will have
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invitations at the next meeting. i hope some of you can attend. thank you. >> thank you. any other comments? thank you. may i have a motion to adjourn? >> so moved. >> second? >> second. >> by rising vote, we are adjourned. thank you. >> in 201,755.7 million
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passengers traveled through san francisco international airport. we have on average 150,000 people traveling through the airport every day. flying can be stressful so we have introduced therapy dogs to make flying more enjoyable. the wag brigade is a partnership between the airport and the san francisco therapy animal assistant program to bring therapy animals into the airport, into the terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable. i amgen fer casarian and i work here at san francisco international airport. the idea for therapy dogs got started the day after 9/11. an employee brought his therapy dog to work after 9/11 and he was able to see how his dog was
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able to relieve passenger's jitter. when we first launched the program back in 2013, our main goal was to destress our passengers however what we quickly found is that our animals were helping us find a way to connect with our pang. passengers. we find there are a lot of people traveling through the airport who are missing their pets and who are on their road a lot and can't have pets and we have come in contact with a lot of people recently who have lost pet. >> i love the wag brigade. >> one of my favorite parts is walking into the terminals and seeing everybody look up from their device, today everybody is interacting on their cell phone or laptop and we can walk into
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the terminal with a dog or a pig and people start to interact with each other again and it's on a different level. more of an emotional level. >> i just got off an 11.5 hour flight and nice to have this distraction in the middle of it. >> we look for wag brigade handlers who are comfortable in stressful situations. >> i like coming to airport it's a lot of fun and the people you talk to are generally people who are missing their dogs. >> they are required to compete a certification process. and they are also required to complete a k9 good citizen test and we look for animals who have experienced working with other orgorganizations such as hospits and pediatric units and we want
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to be sure that the animals we are bringing into the airport are good with children and also good with some of our senior travelers. i think toby really likes meeting kids. that is his favorite thing. he likes to have them pet him and come up to him and he really loves the kids. >> our wag brigade animals can be spotted wearing custom vets and they have custom patches. >> there is never a day that repeats itself and there is never and encounter that repeats itself. we get to do maximum good in a small stretch of time and i have met amazing people who have been thrilled to have the interaction. >> the dogs are here seven days a week, we have 20 dogs and they each come for a two hour shift.
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>> there is a lot of stress when people have traveling so to from these animals around to ease the stress and help people relax a little bit. i think it's great. >> one of our dogs has special need and that is tristine. he wears a wheel around. >> he has special shoes and a harness and we get it together in the parking lot and then we get on the air train. he loves it. little kids love him because he is a little lower to the ground so easy to reach and he has this big furry head they get to pet and he loves that. >> he doesn't seem to mind at all. probably one of the happiest dogs in the world. >> many people are nervous when they travel but seeing the dogs
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is just a wonderful relief. >> what i absolutely love most about it is the look on people's faces, so whenever they are stressed and flying is stressful these days you get these wonderful smile. >> i am the mom of lilo the pig and she is san francisco's first therapy pig. >> lilo joined the wag brigade as our firs first pig. >> wag brigade invited us to join the program here and we have done it about a year-and-a-half ago. our visits last 1.5 to 2 hours and it does take a little bit longer to get out of the terminal because we still get a lot of attention and a lot of
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people that want to interact with lilo. >> i feel honored to be part of the wag brigade. it's very special to meet so many people and make so many feel happy and people that work here. it's been a great experience for me and a great experience for to totoby. >> it's been an extremely successful program, so the next time you are here, stop by and say hi.
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>> once i got the hang of it a little bit, you know, like the first time, i never left the court. i just fell in love with it and any opportunity i had to get out there, you know, they didn't have to ask twice. you can always find me on the court. [♪] >> we have been able to participate in 12 athletics wheelchairs. they provide what is an expensive tool to facilitate basketball specifically. behind me are the amazing golden state road warriors, which are one of the most competitive adaptive basketball teams in the state led by its captain, chuck
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hill, who was a national paralympic and, and is now an assistant coach on the national big team. >> it is great to have this opportunity here in san francisco. we are the main hub of the bay area, which, you know, we should definitely have resources here. now that that is happening, you know, i i'm looking forward to that growing and spreading and helping spread the word that needs -- that these people are here for everyone. i think it is important for people with disabilities, as well as able-bodied, to be able to see and to try different sports, and to appreciate trying different things. >> people can come and check out this chairs and use them. but then also friday evening, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., it will be wheelchair basketball we will make sure it is available, and that way people can no that people will be coming to play at the same time.
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>> we offer a wide variety of adaptive and inclusion programming, but this is the first time we have had our own equipment. [♪] this is the regular board meeting for the san francisco board of education. tonight is august 13, 2019. let's do roll call please. [roll call]
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>> i want to start this meeting in honor of toni morrison, who passed on august 5, 2019. she said, freeing yourself is one thing, framing yourself as a free slave was another. general information, number one, accessibility information for the public, number two is teleconference information. section b, putting items. we have the approval of board minutes from june 25, 2019.
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can i have a motion at a second? roll call vote on the minutes. [roll call] number two, superintendents report. . >> secretary: thank you president cook. good evening, welcome back. next monday, august 19, students return to our classrooms for the 19-20 school year. i hope staff has had a restful summer and ready for a great year. school staff have returned to the sites and prepared to look at my students on monday the 19th. over the past few weeks, administrators and teaching staff are participating in
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training and professional development. i would like to highlight a few of these trainings. july 30 through august 1, we had our all administrators institute where the theme was clarity and equity in leading people. administrators, this past week had bayview ignite for the third year where school staff from our bayview schools participated in a three-day community building and learning experience to strengthen the foundation needed to serve our students and families in the community. the theme for bayview and ignite was passion, power, performance and potential. yesterday i had the opportunity to welcome nearly 1,000 educators, and staff at the fourth annual digital district day at john o'connell high school. this is hosted by our department of technology, digital district day provides interactive and engaging learning opportunities for our district employees to explore applications of technology and innovative ways to strengthen their own teaching
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practice on productivity so they can help each and every student drive in the 21st century. this year's theme focused on the sky is the limit leveraging technology to strengthen and beef in social, emotional relationships between students and teachers. today, deputy superintendent lee and i had to welcome the student nutrition services staff at their kickoff event at st. mary's cathedral. san francisco unified's third annual para- educator institute will take place on august 14 and 15 at lowell high school. all para- educators are invited to attend. the institute will feature speeches from district leadership as well as our para- leaders in the entire district. all attendees will select morning and afternoon workshops to attend that best meet their job needs and professional learning desires. finally as we head into the school year i would like to celebrate our principles.
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our principles are instructional leaders and community builders. we know how important they are to the extremes of teachers and parents and ultimately to the success of our students. tonight i want to share some short videos with you that celebrate a few of our principles in the ways they support their students and staff at their schools. first we will meet ron machado from harvey mill elementary, and then miss thomas from burton high school. >> the one thing i was say he's really good at is keeping an open door policy. i can literally go in and talk to him about the most uncomfortable work situation. it's a hard conversation a lot of people are afraid to have. he's open to that. >> have got to it like this. shake it off. shake it off. >> we have been having
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facilitated discussions around race. it started out, it was going to go in one direction. as a facilitator, he realized as a staff we needed to talk about these tougher issues. ron gave us the space to do that. >> what was that? >> when he feels we need support, he's not going to just take charge, he will give you ideas and thoughts on best practices on what may work, what may not work. he's looking for you to stride, have you take initiative to build on your own skills, and bring it as a team. it always goes back to team. he brings that. >> for real, how old do you think i am? >> 40. >> it is frequent that we don't see eye to eye. even though i support him 100%, there are institutes where there
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are decisions made that i don't necessarily agree with. >> we don't walk into the staff meetings despite their crazy days that he's had, that hours he has put in, he's able to come to the staff meeting and stay calm, still be a leader, still offer extra time to the teachers. >> we have an off-the-cuff relationship. [laughter] i don't even want to chase her, just give it to me raw. it is supportive. it's always constructive. >> you get all of the leverage like that. yes acclamation.hey, get that, you got that. [♪ music playing ] >> miss thomas has that perfect balance between -- strict and
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being able to provide that personal touch. >> she is the person that i want to model my leadership style after. she is a servant leader if anything. she will help out. she will connect to. she will ask if i need anything, asking if everything is going well. if she misses a meeting she checks in. if she is at the meeting we check in afterwards. she will remember stuff, and you know, and say how's it going. >> she actually became my friend first. i joined during a hard time and it was my dad's funeral. her and mr. bass came to my dad's funeral. every sense that, i respected them because they came out for me.
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>> i seen her ask, rather than tell. that is such a great thing for a leader to do. to say, "do you think this is the way we should go? is this the decision we want to make for burton staff and students? ". >> she also leave our positive interventional behavior supports. it's a tiered system. really pushing the tier one approach of how do we reinforce positive behavior with students and with each other as staff members. i think she models how to acknowledge and celebrate when people are meeting community expectations. i just build that into the culture of the school so that can then be translated from staff to student and between students. >> she is loving, she is firm. she is equitable.
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[applause] >> thank you, president cook. that is my announcements for this evening. >> thank you, doctor matthews. number three, student delegates reports. we have nine tonight. number four, recognitions on resolutions of commendations. we have not tonight. >> number five, recognizing all valuable employees, we have not tonight. i'm going to move up to section h, special order of business. number one, import notice regarding public comment on item number two, recommendation to remove from public view the mural at george washington high school. the board of education has already received extensive public comment on this matter and anticipates several additional speakers at tonight's meeting. in an effort to accommodate as many speakers as possible, also reserving the necessary time to address the remaining items on
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the agenda, the board will allow for 30 minutes for public comment regarding the agenda item recommendation to remove from public view, the tran07 at george washington high school. the board will allocate a total of 30 minutes for public comment as follows. fifteen minutes for speakers in favor of keeping the mural and 15 minutes for speakers in favor of removing the mural from public view. the board strongly encourages speakers to collaborate, and coordinate their messages in order to make the most efficient use of their time. in the event speakers do not coordinate their message, the board will call speakers individually, and allow one speaker for up to 15 minutes per position as set forth above. individual speakers will be called, in the order of their speaker cards were issued. the board of education will not accept speaker cards via telephone, or e-mail in advance
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of the meeting on this item. speaker cards on this item must be requested and submitted in person. the speakers must indicate their position on their speaker cards. so, number two, 198-13s01, recommendation to remove from public view, the tran07 at washington high school. -- may have a motion on a second? >> therefore it be resolved, the board authorizes staff to assessing a range of alternatives for the purposes of sql review that removes from public view the arnautoff mural at george washington high school using solid manuals or -- equivalent to means or method.
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they have further resolved, that this action shall supersede the board's action on june 25, 2019 regarding the arnautoff mural at washington high school. >> i'm going to call on the speakers that have signed up. first, the people that have signed up to not cover the mural. when you hear your name called, if you can make your way to the podium. again, 15 minutes total. reverend doctor amos brown, frank driscoll, carol denny, george wright, kristin's will, michael, i apologize for mispronouncing her names, as well. -- your names, as well.
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[reading names]
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again, we have a total of 15 minutes. i don't know if folks have allocated the time accordingly? we won't be doing any more than 15 minutes. >> there's too many people 415 minutes.
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reverend brown you can start whenever you are ready. turn on your microphone. >> my name is brown, president of the san francisco branch of the national association for the advancement of colored people. also, senior pastor of the historic third baptist church of san francisco. it was f scott fitzgerald who said, "the sign of an integrity us mind is to see both sides of
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an issue, and still maintain one's integrity". i have friends on this board, and it had a conversation with the president. i have no friends nor enemies to punish on this issue. i just came tonight to be the truth giver. [inaudible] one of the blacks to finish harvard university, a degree in sociology, and history. share this, and i quote him; " either the united states will destroy ignorance, or ignorance will destroy the united states".
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[applause] i do not use the word "ignorance" as a negative. we were talking about, not to be aware, not to be enlightened, not to be a friend of truth. the first thing i want to do, before i sit down, is recommend that every member of the board get a copy of this book entitled "stamped from the beginning". but abraham asked kennedy. the most definitive history racist ideas, in these united states of america. board members, mr. chairman, it pains me that we have become complicit in a move to do a
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reduction of history. history is history. someone said, if you're going to learn the lessons of history, you will make its mistakes. i hope this board will leave that mural alone. it tells the whole truth about mr. washington being complicit in the slave trade, about what he did to the native americans, with the invasion that is now still alive, in this country, today. please, pretty please --
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somebody else does your thinking for you. whoever does your thinking for you will be our master, new their slavery had san francisco are to be about the business of empowering our students that they may become critical thinkers. my great-great-grandfather was a slave in mississippi. mattie native americans -- many native americans have the pains and aches, it didn't make us better, it made us better. to deal with this evil of racism that is america's original sin. what you are saying, that you will wipe out that slave -- >> doctor brown. >> just a minute, i am not finished when you wipe out native american -- >> you can finish, just letting the group now -- they're only
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ten minutes left for the group. can you stop the time? stop the time, please. just so everyone is aware, you have nine minutes left. >> my name is frank. if i went out to washington high school today, and a the mural i would be arrested for destroying public property. because it doesn't belong to me. it doesn't belong to the loudest people. it doesn't belong to the
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quietest people. it doesn't belong to the widest people. it doesn't belong to the darkest people. it belongs to all of us. to all of the people in this room, all of the people sitting at home having dinner. by the same token it does not belong to you. when you were elected, use or to protect and defend the public trust. not to erase and destroy it. in a recent poll, 75% of people, of all ethnicities, thought the mural only 12% supported your view. assuming a proposition, on the spring ballot, i would support any action you take that would preserve the mural, from destruction, until all of the people have a chance to vote at the ballot box. thank you. [applause] >> my name is george wright, member of the united public workers for action.
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as a historian, and a political scientist trade i'm always trying to figure out the meaning of social processes and developments. there is an incredible incredible amount to learn in the episode we have been experiencing for the last number of months to get a couple of points stand out strongly to me. one, this episode has exposed opportunism, and the ignorance of democratic party operatives. i must say, i am speaking about the school board. the second thing, it is exposed the bankruptcy of identity politics. this incredible poison that makes us not understand the reality of our society. we need to have a class analysis nevertheless, what this episode has showed me in a very inspiring and optimistic way, how people of all walks of life from all over this country, from around the world can mobilize in a united front to defend principal defense of first
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amendment rights. thank you. [applause] >> and carol denny, it is no compromise and for this to refrain from destroying a priceless new deal work of art. but continued to promote obscuring it from the students are public at large. the school board is entitled to claim to its deliberate misinterpretation of the work, but a wiser national public knows how brave it is, even today, to acknowledge the exploitation upon which our nation was, and is based. the school board and its supporters are entitled to claim, to have a traumatic reaction to the side of anything they please, including the american flag. but constantly describing our high school students, as incapable of distinguishing between exploitation, and the critical observation out -- about exploitation as
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represented by the artwork, or unable to manage critical thought, or or forever forever in need of protection from provocative ideas is more seemed to me than anything you can put up on the wall. please, people here tonight who can run for a seat on the school board, please consider doing so because the school board has made san francisco an international laughingstock, and we as a community have work to do. [applause] >> good evening. i stand alongside, there mural should be utilized as a teaching tool and not removed from public view. just as a radical artist intended, the criticism of the myths that are commonly accepted about the founding fathers of our country. the board's unanimous decision to destroy at a massive financial cost of the district is a detriment to the students they are mandated to. art is a powerful tool for
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social justice. i implore you to use it as the value of these murals, our shared values of the city. and power to bring unique and underrepresented voice, in part in meaningful especially when it is not popular. always push hard towards equity. are these exactly the ideals we and the city want to teach, promote and be an example of. it is imperative that we we confront these people with empathy, not with whitewashing. we all need to be held accountable to that. two for that myself i am running for the board of education. thank you. >> good evening, i am michael, differing my time to the attorney. >> thank you, my name is robert. i was prepared to come tonight to speak in favor of compromise, but this proposal is not compromised. it is a predetermined outcome. a more appropriate compromise would begin a good faith process
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that complies with sql, the brown act, and all other relevant legislation. the murals are historic resources. if you do not follow the sql process in good faith, you will be open to legal challenges that will be expensive, and time-consuming. you cannot blame those who institute legal proceedings if you are not following the law in good faith. your discussions and the resolution speak of the mural. there are 13 separate murals and three separate banners. each of them is a separate historic resource, and each should be separately evaluated. for each marrow is considered objectionable? what is the best way to address
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those concerns with the least change to east -- each historic resource. given the degree of public concern, as well as the brown act, this process should be public, at every step. if you have already determined the outcome, you are not acting in good faith. [applause] >> my name is ben wood. by focuses on a civil approach to creating a discord and acknowledgment of this troubling task by finding a dynamic inclusive and empowering creative response. how might we reverse the colonial narrative so there is a contemporary understanding can be in dialogue with the likes of the washington bureau. i see affirming opportunity to animate and give context to the mural that are proposed, feasible unless costly solution
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projecting outlook onto the mural in relation to the mural itself. you should go down to the young museum right now, there's a great museum by an artist called emissaries and she orchestrates reinterpreting colonial history and bringing them to video and movement. you should definitely check that out. i think that is a feasible solution to this issue. surely we have the tools here, capital here in san francisco to respond in a forward thinking, and inclusive and creative manner. thank you. >> i am an alumnus from the 1974 time. i want to emphasize, everybody should see. they haven't given enough attention, in my mind. there are three murals, the native american mural, the
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asian, they are in the next adjacent room and they show the heroic figures from all of these communities historically, as well as modern eras that are very inspiring. i think we should see them. i do think, when they unveiled these murals, keys were made to show, and identify these heroes. i think plaques should be made of these and placed under the murals so that today's young adults, and i do stress they are young adults, not children, they can see these and see who these people are. who these heroes are. they are inspirational and they can be used as role models. i think we should be empowering our youth and concentrating on creative responses and creative dialogues with the murals, just like the response murals were a creative dialogue with them. in this regard, i note that city college has just started a class, i would like to think

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