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Solidarity SF aims to empower and strengthen communities throughout San Francisco to promote inclusion and end all harassment through grassroots organizing, awareness, education, and provision of supportive resources.

Be a Part of the Solidarity SF Network

Solidarity SF was formed in March 2021 in response to the increase in hate against AAPI older adults, specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area of California during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was clear that the community was coming together through organizing, advocacy, and centering the stories of survivors, so we wanted to galvanize that energy and encourage further action against targeted harassment and hate with this project. Solidarity SF builds on and unites efforts promoting pedestrian and community safety, bystander intervention tactics, and data collection, giving an opportunity for the community to come together to support San Franciscans experiencing harassment or feeling unsafe.

Solidarity SF is enlisting merchants, nonprofit agencies, and other community organizations (including libraries, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, etc.) to be part of a network of establishments that commit to provide shelter and support to anyone experiencing hate or harassment while walking in San Francisco. Solidarity SF participants agree to place a sticker in their window indicating that they are part of the Solidarity SF network.

Solidarity SF partners include the Institute on Aging, the Outer Sunset Merchant and Professional Association, the San Francisco Human Services Agency, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the Victim Services Division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco Police Department, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, and others.

Responsibility of Partners

By signing on as a member of the Solidarity SF network, you agree to:

  1. Place the Solidarity SF sticker in a window or door that people can see clearly from the street and/or sidewalk;
  2. Review the materials in the Solidarity SF toolkit with your staff;
  3. Treat all people who come to you for assistance with respect, compassion, and honesty;
  4. Focus your attention on the person being harassed; ask them what they would like you to do before taking action, and make sure any action you take is focused on supporting them.

Although participation in Solidarity SF is free and voluntary, it is important that you educate yourself and your staff about your and their responsibilities.

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