Basic Dignity Picnic & Rally
Councilmember Marti Emerald was among many who attended a rally and picnic in Balboa Park on Saturday, May 22nd. The Girls Think Tank, a local non-profit organization which tackles issues related to homelessness, kicked off their Basic Dignity campaign. The day was filled with music, a fashion show, food, and information about the campaign. For more than a year, a coalition of advocates, non-profit groups, religious groups, individuals, and those who are homeless have worked on addressing the lack of access to clean, safe drinking water, and sanitation in the downtown area.
Councilmember Marti Emerald was joined by Councilmember Todd Gloria, Rachel Jensen - Girls Think Tank, Lorena Gonzalez - Labor Council, Scott Silverman - Second Chance, Reverend Madison Shockley – Pilgrim United Church of Christ, and David Ross - the Water Man. Radio host Jon Elliott emceed the event.