We promised to take City Hall on May 8 and that is exactly what we did. Eight hundred to a thousand strong, we made our demands loud and clear under the Dome and at the doors of the Mayor and the Supervisors. It was truly an incredible day.
Our chants as we marched through through the halls — No monsters in the Mission! Stop the evictions! — echoed across the country and ’round the world as the event gained national and even international media attention.
The People marching in unity, arm in arm, through the halls of power. Photo by Rick Gerharter
Our first speaker was Michelle Antone of the Tohono O’odham Nation
La Colectiva de Mujeres en la casa! with Idell Wilson of Mission SRO Collaborative, and Laura Guzman of Mission Neighborhood Resource Center. Photo by Rick Gerharter
We collectively recited the poem “Mission Vision” with its author, SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía! Photo by Rick Gerharter
Outside Mayor Lee’s office to deliver our demands. The Mayor was nowhere to be found. Photo by Rick Gerharter.