City Hall To Hold Virtual Community Meeting About New Invest Black Initiative

City Hall will hold a community meeting about the future of the Invest Black initiative on July 16, 2020.

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — Mayor London Breed and District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai will hold a virtual community meeting about the budding Invest Black initiative, a grassroots effort to lift up the neighborhood’s Black small businesses and organizations while seeking racial justice in the vain of the movement for Black Lives.

The meeting, which will be facilitated by Human Rights Commission Executive Director Sheryl Evans-Davis, will allow the community to “hold city departments accountable and hear directly from the community about their desired needs,” according to an announcement. 

“The Ocean View Merced Heights Ingleside Cultural Participation Project, like many District 11 community members, is happy to see city agencies responding with real solutions and feedback,” OMICPP Executive Director Maurice Rivers told The Ingleside Light.

The meeting was organized days after a Public Works crew responded to a complaint about the new and expansive Invest Black mural on the asphalt of Broad Street and removed it in part until Safai was alerted to the destruction by a number of members of community. The department, which has since restored the mural, is examining its policy around art on city streets.

“We as residents of District 11 look forward to meeting with Mayor Breed and other leaders to begin moving the Invest Black action forward, and appreciate Supervisor Ahsha Safai for setting the wheels in motion,” Invest Black organizer Gale Rosboro told The Ingleside Light.

Meeting Details

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuce6tqz8vGdev4EmwcFGNyCWesyo5i5IO

A survey about the the Invest Black initiative is open to the community: https://forms.gle/iK1JZumadvj8BEcx5

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