Join host San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC) for a special forum discussing affordable housing issues affecting the Bay Area, as well as the successful campaign to rally African American and women voters in last year’s Alabama special Senate election. The event is presented by SFHDC, along with the San Francisco Business & Professional Women, Inc.
Scheduled guests for the “Get Out the Vote” panel include Benard H. Simelton, President of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP; Perman Hardy, community leader of Alabama’s “get-out-the-vote;” and Sophie Maxwell, member of the San Francisco Democratic Party’s Executive Committee and former District 10 Supervisor.
Panelists for the program’s affordable housing segment will include Deven Richardson, director of real estate development at SFHDC; Randy Shaw, executive director and co-founder of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic; Fernando Marti, co-director of the Council of Community Housing Organizations; and Michael Lane, policy director for the Non-profit Housing Association of Northern California.
Dwayne Jones, founder and president of RDJ Enterprises – a professional services company specializing in the development and administration of public engagement campaigns, business diversity and workforce development programs – will serve as moderator for the “Get Out the Vote” segment of the panel. Erika Aguilar, housing reporter for KQED News, will moderate the segment on affordable housing, which will address differing perspectives on upcoming ballot initiatives among other issues.
The forums will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Admission includes complimentary appetizers and wine.