Reading for Representation
EVENT DATE: Jun 15, 2017
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Aug 30, 2017
Only 2 of the 87 statues in San Francisco are female. What?!? Not cool!
To improve upon these embarrassing figures, Supervisor Mark Farrell's office has introduced legislation to make San Francisco the first city in the nation to establish a goal of 30% female representation in city public spaces, Boards, Commissions and publications by 2020. The first major step will be to put a statue of Dr. Maya Angelou, a great poet, lover of books and SF’s first African American female cable car conductor, in front of San Francisco's Main Library.
The city has created a fund to help with this effort and they need our help. This summer we are encouraging every girl AND boy in San Francisco to Read for Representation!
All you need to do is sign up here and then get your friends and family to sponsor your reading efforts and then just read, read, read!