Tag Archives: The women’s building

A woman represents Circulo Cultural and holding a sign explaining the history of the Women's Building at its 45th anniversary celebration.

At 45, Women’s Building Shows No Signs of Slowing

With 45 years of advancing feminism under its belt, the Women’s Building has more work ahead, but owning its own building has given it a stability that will allow it to continue. “It‘s an anchor of our community, it’s a village tree,” said Erin Sink, a member of the board of directors, who emphasized the organization’s support for nonprofits in...
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Why We March: SF’s March Against Rape

On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. some 300 to 400 supporters for the March Against Rape gathered at the Women’s Building to march up 18th Street through the Castro and then circling back into the Mission. We talked to some of the marchers along the route. The march is sponsored by San Francisco Women Against Rape, known by its acronym, SFWAR.  Among other services,...
Diana Oliva Aroche of the Mayor's Office of Violence Prevention celebrates the One Billion Rising movement at the Women's Building. Photo by Cristiano Valli

Mission Women Join One Billion Rising Against Gender Based Violence

Women and girls from Mission nonprofits met at the Women’s Building Friday evening to join in the international movement “One Billion Rising,” and to accept a proclamation honoring local organizations from state senator Mark Leno.   The name “One Billion Rising” is drawn from the statistic that one in three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, an estimate...
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Women’s Building Turns 35

Thirty-five years ago this fall, a small group of women wanted a room of their own. Instead, they got a building. Fifteen years later, they added the iconic MaestraPeace mural, which begins on the façade with the faces of luminaries such as Audre Lorde and Rigoberta Menchú and now continues inside the door, with the image of an indigenous weaver....
People tying up their skates at the Roller Disco Friday night. The party was for SF Indiefest.

Roller Disco in the Mission Benefits SF Indiefest

Furry skate boots and fully sequined outfits were on display Friday night at the annual Roller Disco party, a benefit for SF Indiefest, a film festival that screens at the Roxie Theater on 16th Street. SF Indiefest is currently in the middle of its run; the last day is Feb. 21. About 100 skaters rolled around the wooden floors of...
Eight female panelists spoke at the Green Party-sponsored forum at the Women's Building Saturday night. From left to right: Marie Harrison, Nicole Derse, Kim-Shree Maufas, Sandra Lee Fewer and Christina Olague.

Forum Sheds Light on Women, Politics and Activism in San Francisco

A community forum on women, politics and activism brought together a panel of eight female leaders and about 30 community members at the historic Women’s Building on a rainy Saturday night. The panelists, split among two back-to-back sessions, were asked to “speak their mind” and draw from personal experiences to address the status of women in politics and activism. The...
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First Film Festival Draws a Crowd

Mission Loc@l hosted its first film festival last night at the Women’s Building. For much of the first part of the show we had to keep adding rows of chairs, because more people turned out than expected. We had an eclectic mix of short films running from 30 seconds to 12 minutes, each either produced by a Mission filmmaker or...