Northern California Wildfire Relief
Yet again, a massive environmental disaster is unfolding in our backyard. Thousands upon thousands of people are going to need our help over the coming weeks and months. Evacuees will need water, diapers, blankets, clothes, toiletries, non perishable foods and much, much more.
Bottom line – our NorCal neighbors need our support.
Reach out to the Red Cross to donate: Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. (Tell them you want your money to go to “Western Wildfires.”)
The Salvation Army is also taking donations. Go to https://goldenstate.salvationarmy.org/golden_state_division/northern-california-wildfires/
Airbnb is helping connect evacuees with people willing to shelter them. (They are also helping connect Afghan refugees to temporary housing options!) Go to https://www.airbnb.com/openhomes/disaster-relief/carrfire
Please – help wherever you can!
Help The People Of Afghanistan
The good people of Afghanistan need your help.
Following the recent suicide bomber attacks by ISIS K in Kabul and the imminent withdrawal of US troops, this country will also now be governed by the Taliban for the foreseeable future.
The civilians that have no choice but to remain there for now, really need our help more than ever before!
For example, this beautiful country with such a diverse culture under this veil of Taliban rule, will more than likely fall victim to an evil & misogynistic ideology that none of us would ever wish to witness in our own communities, nor lifetimes…
Some more info. on that ideology can be learned here.
There are many ways we can contribute to this rescue plan – please help & donate to one of the many good causes below…
KXSF Celebrates PRIDE
KXSF is joining in solidarity with the Bay area LGBTQ community to celebrate PRIDE all during the month of June – focusing on issues impacting different segments of the LGBTQ community. On this page you will find further resources you can use to learn more about each.
Transgender Law Center
“…the largest National trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.”
According to the Human Rights Campaign, last year set a disturbing record for the number of violent incidents reported against trans and gender non-conforming people. Learn more at www.hrc.org. However, the violence against trans people extends beyond the streets and into our local, state and national legislative bodies. The Oakland-based Transgender Law Center is working to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. To find out more or learn what you can do to help – go to TransgenderLawCenter.org, or kxsf.fm/KXSF-ACTS.
LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth
“LYRIC waters the seeds of pride for LGBTQ generations to come”
To build community and inspire positive social change, the San Francisco-based LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth supports young leaders, families, and allies to build a world that honors, respects, and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions. To find out more, visit LYRIC.org.
Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Centers
The Bay area is fortunate to have several LGBTQ Youth Centers providing safe spaces for queer youth and focusing on building a strong, confident LGBTQ youth community through education, creative art and events. While these centers have been closed or otherwise impacted by the pandemic, find out more about their current services by checking their websites at:
Santa Clara County:
WEEKS #4 and #5:
Miss live music at your fave club or venue?
So do we! That’s why KXSF is partnering with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and numerous other national music organizations and venues in the VAX4LIVE campaign. With every hand wash, mask and vaccination effort, we are all one step closer to singing, dancing, screaming and shouting together. Take action so we can safely return to live events again. Learn the facts about the vax at Vax4Live.org.
STOP THE HATE
KXSF is horrified and saddened by acts of violence, bigotry and hate targeting our AAPI brothers and sisters. We condemn these despicable acts and stand with our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in actively combatting the prejudices that fuel it. Together, let’s raise our voices and work to encourage change through collective action.
- Affiliate organizations of APF based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with resources (Santa Clara, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, and Bay Area & Beyond, and “Any”
- Pro bono legal resources with toolkits, and intake forms included
- Reporting AAPI hate crimes, available in multiple languages
- Another opportunity to report AAPI hate crimes, available in multiple languages
Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, racism and bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. NIOT.org is the primary program of The Working Group, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit media production company.
Check out this guide to how to respond to everyday bigotry, published by the: Southern Poverty Law Center
Learn more about local organizations combating Anti-Asian discrimination: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Find new ways to take action: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19
– Infographic on the disbursement of vaccines based off of tier systems within the state: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines
– Vaccine administration by county of residence (updates every minute, every hour) : https://public.tableau.com/
profile/ca.open.data#!/ vizhome/COVID- 19VaccineDashboardPublic/ Vaccine
– COVID0-19 Vaccinations in the United States: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-
– UC San Francisco is featuring members of its community in a series of public service announcements to help build confidence in the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVLbDUiGesPzeJNududfZY75BHvp2RtxP
– COVID-19 Resources Created by State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Health Departments Search: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/open-america/hd-search/index.html
– San Francisco County link, which has a “get notified” link so they can automate messages when your tier is called: https://sf.gov/covid-19-vaccine-san-francisco
– Alameda County Resident Vaccine Notification Form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/44974350ffd14f288b03b029f2486ba8
– Contra Costa Vaccine Appointment Request For: https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3tkgKC3cY0OGJvKwA0OMRRd1QfIVjtpAkM-cYiio35ZUM0hIWVpaOTJHSDBTM0ZLSU5SNUM3NEo0OCQlQCN0PWcu
– Marin County COVID Vaccine Interest Form: https://marincountyhc.jotform.com/210187732830049
– County by County Vaccine Sign Up: https://abc7news.com/register-for-covid-vaccine-65-and-older-california-how-to-sign-up/9629963/
Note: All articles shared below have been peer reviewed and are part of concurrent studies that monitor the vaccine’s protective capabilities.
Also, for clarity on the below articles:
– BNT162b2 = Pfizer
– mRNA-1273 = Moderna
“Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Personnel, First Responders, and Other Essential and Frontline Workers — Eight U.S. Locations, December 2020-March 2021”
- Published March 29, 2021 via the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report through the CDC.
“Vaccine efficacy probable against COVID-19 variants”
- Published March 12, 2021 via the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) journal
“BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting”
- Published February 24, 2021 via The New England Journal of Medicine
“Efficacy and Safety of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine”
- Published February 4th, 2021 via The New England Journal of Medicine
“Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine”
- Published December 31, 2020 via The New England Journal of Medicine
KXSF Safe Streets Campaign
On New Years Eve, KXSF veteran volunteer and DJ Elizabeth Platt was one of two people killed in a tragic hit and run South of Market. Elizabeth and 27-year old Hanako Abe were in the crosswalk at 2nd and Mission when the incident occured.
As heartbreaking as this is, unfortunately it is not uncommon in San Francisco. On average, 3 people are stuck by vehicles every day in our city while walking. In honor of Elizabeth and others like her, KXSF is teaming up with Walk San Francisco to promote safer streets in our community.
Walk San Francisco is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 by a group of people committed to making San Francisco the most pedestrian-friendly city in the United States. To achieve this, Walk San Francisco has a three-tiered plan:
Campaigns to fix the city’s most dangerous streets
Safe Routes for All focusing on safer streets for children, seniors, people with disabilities, and transit riders
Protecting Pedestrians in San Francisco by advocating bold city and state policies
Please join KXSF in supporting the work of Walk San Francisco. Find out how you can help promote safer streets in our city by going to WalkSF.org
Rest in power, Elizabeth.
At KXSF we believe that food is not only a need but a human right. Before COVID-19 hit, over one in four people in the Bay Area were hungry. Now folks are experiencing hunger at even more alarming rates. The good news is there are so many ways to help. Donating, volunteering, organizing.
Food Aid Resources
Mission Meals (SF)
SF Community Fridge (SF – affiliated with Mission Meals)
The SF Market (SF)
Mission Food Hub (SF)
Food Shift (SF)
Town Fridge (Oakland)
Black and Queer Groceries (Bay Area)
Project Open Hand (SF & Oakland)
People’s Breakfast Oakland (Oakland)
Punks With Lunch (Oakland)
SF/Marin Food Bank (SF/Marin)
Alameda County Food Bank (Alameda County)
Nourish California (California State-wide)
Did you know that more than 2,000 Bay Area small businesses have closed permanently since March? Now more than ever, small businesses need our support. So, as we move into the holiday season and about our lives, remember to shop local.
Shop Local Resources
San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance (SFLOMA)
Shop & Dine in the 49
Local Woman Owned Bay Area Businesses
Yelp’s Collection of LGBTQ Owned Businesses in the SF Bay Area
Castro Merchants Business Directory
7×7’s List of Queer Owned Restaurants
San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development List of Black-Owned Businesses
The Bay Area Black Market
Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB)