This is a short conversation about the need for volunteer-run neighborhood support centers after a major earthquake, and what are some of the supplies and services the neighborhood support center could give to San Franciscans. This is episode 2 of a 10 part series which illustrate easy steps to take before an earthquake to stay safe in your home after a major earthquake.
The next phase of the project occured on Saturday, December 15th where residents convened at a local elementary school auditorium and conducted a traditional neighborhood planning session using the innovative methods of Crowdbrite, a locally owned company which is revolutionizing how communities discuss land use opportunities.
On a Saturday, November 18th the project team and Neighborland convened in front of the Java Beach Coffee Shop and set up a large billboard that allowed people to answer the question “I want BLANK at the N Judah Turnaround”. For four hours residents gathered around the billboard and shared their ideas, goals and dreams for an area long considered a let down by the people who visited there every day. The Neighborhood Empowerment Network media team captured the activities on video.
Join Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell, the pick for this year’s One City One Book by the San Francisco Public Library as she describes her work and how it relates to disaster recovery efforts across the globe.
Lower Polk Neighbors, in collaboration with MOEWD, focus on establishing a positive street identity, supporting the arts and the artistic revitalization of the the area between Bush and Geary off Polk Street.
Join the NEN for a visual tour of the first quarterly art walk and be sure to catch the upcoming walk on
October 20th, 2011 from 6-10pm.
LaToya Cantrell, President of the Broadmoor Improvement Association, on the anniversary of the levees flooding New Orleans in 2005, shares with NENtv an update on the process of restoring her community and the Andrew H. Wilson School. Specifically she thanks the City and County of San Francisco for all of its support in helping secure funds and resources for her neighborhood.
See more images from the NEN’s trip(s) to New Orleans here.
Join NERT Program Coordinator Lt. Erica Arteseros and Advisory Board Member Lynn Jacklevich as they guide us through the 2012 City Wide Nert Activation Drill held at Everett Middle School in San Francisco.