May 14, 2015: Unity in the Community: Coalition Success Stories

A free UrbanIDEA forum

Thursday May 14th, 2015 | 6-8pm

Bayanihan Community Center | 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco


Money can’t buy everything – not when grassroots efforts take a stand together. Fighting big money and entrenched powers takes a unified stance and lots of people power. Come hear stories from three groundbreaking coalitions, featuring:

  • Timmy Lu (APEN Action) on the grassroots coalition in Richmond that took on big oil to elect progressive candidates
  • Paul Kumar (San Francisco H2J2) on the labor and community coalition in San Francisco that won major concessions from healthcare conglomerate CPMC
  • Aracely Mondragón (SFOP/PIA) on the housing advocacy groups in San Mateo that are pushing for rent control against the real estate lobby

What made these coalitions successful, and how can we use these examples to build powerful coalitions in the future?

Moderated by Dyan Ruiz, [people. power. media]

Don’t miss it!  This event is FREE, but pre-registration is appreciated. Please reserve a seat here.


{Photo credit: Joseph Smooke}