Aaron Peskin Talks Tenderloin

by on April 26, 2016

Aaron Peskin, whose return to the Board of Supervisors has rejuvenated San Francisco politics, speaks at noon at the Tenderloin Museum on Monday May 2nd as part of the museum’s Lunch Time Speaker Series. The Series was inaugurated by an acclaimed talk by former Mayor Willie Brown and was followed by D6 Supervisor Jane Kim sharing her views of the Tenderloin and San Francisco policies.

Both those events were well attended and any event with Aaron Peskin is a likely sellout so buying advance tickets is recommended.

Who better to follow Brown and Kim than the always illuminating and sometimes controversial D3 Supervisor and former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin? And with Peskin now moving forward to strengthen laws protecting SRO hotels from short-term rentals, the timing of his museum talk could not be better.

Peskin forged deep bonds with the Tenderloin during his first two terms on the Board. He has always been a strong advocate for SRO tenants, and D3 is second to D6 in the number of SRO hotels. Peskin’s top ally on the Board during his first two terms was D6 Supervisor Chris Daly, and since returning to the Board he has built a strong alliance with Jane Kim.

Peskin is known for telling it like it is, which is why we are so excited to have him as our May speaker.  In addition to SRO issues he will address housing, small business preservation and other issues impacting both the Tenderloin and the entire city.

Ample time will be available for questions from the audience. The Tenderloin Museum is a nonprofit venue and no questions about elections or candidate endorsements are allowed.

I have known Peskin for nearly two decades and look forward to interviewing him at the event. Agree with him or not, Aaron Peskin is never boring and this is a great opportunity to hear him speak outside of his district.

Admission is $10, which is the standard charge for Museum admission. Doors open at 11:30 and the interview will begin promptly at noon and end at 1pm so it fits into schedules. Bring your lunch!

Event Details: Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St (@ Leavenworth)
Monday May 2nd, $10
RSVP, here. Buy tickets, here

Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

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