FAITH, HOPE and HEALING | Celebrating the impact of authentic collaboration and community-led initiatives

June 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for a discussion on tools, supports and resources that have positively impacted peoples lives: faith, in both the spiritual and cultural sense; hope, investing in our youth; and healing, ways we can address the challenges of violence, police brutality, poverty and mental and physical well-bring in our communities.

The program will begin at 5:30pm with a performance from Sangin’ Sara, followed by a panel discussion at 6:00 p.m. on faith, hope and healing.

Light refreshments provided.


Keisha Bentley-Edwards (@Keisha_Bentley): an Assistant Professor and developmental psychologist at the Duke University School of Medicine whose work examines how race, culture and racism stress influence how the world responds to Black Americans and how this influences health and social disparities. She is also the Associate Director of Research & Director of the Health Equity Working Group at Duke University’s Cook Center on Social Equity.

John Burris (#JohnBurris): among the the top lawyers in California. The Law Offices of John L. Burris was formed in 1985 and serves as a powerful voice for victims of discrimination, abuse of power, and negligence.

Leah Cher Pump (#LadyLikeFdn): founder of the LadyLike Foundation, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate, empower and inspire young women living in underprivileged inner city communities.

Sheryl Davis (@SherylDavisSF): Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

Estela Garcia (@IFRSF): Executive Director of Instituto Familiar de la Raza.

Darrick Hamilton (@DarrickHamilton): Director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy, and jointly appointed as professor of economics and urban policy at The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and the Department of Economics, The New School for Social Researchat The New School in New York.

Belinda Hernandez Arriaga (@BelindaHArriaga): Assistant Professor and Marriage and Family Therapy Program Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of San Francisco, San Jose Campus.

This program is supported by San Francisco Human Rights Commission, The San Francisco Foundation, MoAD, LinkedIn, Sangin’ Sara, University of San Francisco School of Education and My Brothers and Sisters Keeper San Francisco