Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Medicine

Reports from Standing Rock: Concussion grenades, hypothermia & the fight for clean water

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal member JoBeth Brownotter still hears the screams from the front line where she was tear-gassed and sprayed with cold water in freezing temperatures. “I am...

‘Moonlight’ electrifies

SCREEN GRABS In 2008, the SF International Film Festival premiered then-local resident Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy, a stylish surprise in which a one-night-stand between two attractive young African-American people...

Must-sees from Mill Valley

SCREEN GRABS The 39th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival came to a close this weekend and showcased one of the best lineups of upcoming films in recent Bay Area...

The open, festering wound of injustice

Yesterday I was called by the SF Human Rights Commission to receive an award on behalf of the UCSF Do No Harm Coalition for the work we are doing...

The right to remain

Seven years ago, on a weekend like this past one, we would be sitting at The Revolution Cafe in the Mission district. All day. Until about 3am. It was...

Why we disrupted the Police Commission

On Wednesday May 18th, members of UCSF’s Do No Harm Coalition and White Coats 4 Black Lives chapter interrupted the San Francisco Police Commission meeting with a simple request....

Healthcare professionals demand police brutality be declared a health crisis

Students and healthcare professionals from the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University argued yesterday that police brutality should be seen as a public health issue. The...

Feeling ‘Trapped’

As US abortion clinics fight to survive, a new documentary by a San Francisco filmmaker tells the compelling story of clinic providers and doctors -- including those who recently...

Some data about homeless people in SF

We’ve talked about the big myths around homelessness in San Francisco. We’ve discussed the problem of sweeping people off the streets when there’s nowhere for them to go. So...

Gather the Nations

If you haven't attended a Bay Area powwow, you're in for a treat Sat/20, when the Fifth Annual BAAITS Powwow comes to Fort Mason, 10am-10pm. I've attended three of...