SF Bay Area

29 Apr 2020

The 2020 Census is Out & It’s Important

The 2020 Census is happening now.  You can respond online, by phone, or by mail:  https://www.2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html This is the first census in history you can complete online here! The Census is really important to our Democracy.  The more we know about our communities, the better decisions we can make as

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28 Apr 2020

EDD Site Crashes as CA Self-Employed Try to File

Unemployment benefits have not been available self-employed people since the pandemic started. Naturally millions of Californians are poor, panicked, and pissed-off. Not just because it took 2 months to offer them help, but because the EDD site keeps crashing, now at the eleventh hour. Rent is due at the end of the month.

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26 Apr 2020

Oakland Educators Discuss Joining Upcoming Rent Strike

Educators in Oakland met in an electronic town hall on Saturday, April 25, to discuss a raft of problems caused in large measure by the novel coronavirus. Around 80 faculty, staff and community members chatted via Zoom in a conference organized by the Oakland Education Association to organize participation in

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26 Apr 2020

How to Make a Face Mask Out of a Bra

You can make a protective mask out of a bra, which DJ Justin Credible is making available via her Instagram where she can also give you a tutorial. “They make sense as a mask. They have the perfect amount of this foam padding in each cup. And you can take

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24 Apr 2020

Bay Area Artists: Sources for Emergency Grants

Most grant giving organizations are overwhelmed right now.  Many have already given away all their money and are looking for more donors to second or third rounds of grants & loans.  So, artists, realize that some of these organizations may be maxed out, and all will have different timelines, guidelines

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24 Apr 2020

COVID Resources for SF Bay Area Residents & Workers

Links to all COVID related information sites for residents and workers in the Bay Area
Data, laws, safety, housing, homeless, grants/loans, unemployment, groceries, food banks

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22 Apr 2020

Artists Around the World Create Dope PSAs for the “Erase COVID” Campaign

Legendary Bay Area poster artist Lil Tuffy reached out to me the other day about this awesome campaign that’s using art to raise awareness, and money, to support folks during COVID. Fifty-two artists from seven countries are creating work for the Erase COVID campaign, and the profits of each piece sold

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21 Apr 2020

Artists are Painting the Boarded up Businesses in SF

Street artists are used to wearing face coverings and spending long hours alone.   In San Francisco, not even a pandemic is enough to stop artists from beautifying our city. Arts organizations Building 180 and Art for Civil Discourse, are reaching out to SF businesses and SF artists to turn all

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