Add Your Voice to help our Veterans community.
Attend the Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
on the Renovation plans for the Veterans Building
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 11:30-4:30pm
(note beginning time change is 11:30 not 12:30)
San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
Download our flyer
Help us create a place to grow and heal. Make sure redesign plans include space for the returning Veterans and a place to go for services and programs for Vets and their families.
Help create A New Community the building can be the new heart of the Veterans Community—a place of healing and growth — a new community of voices, artist, writers, poets, filmmakers — to share the Veterans’ stories.
A newly renovated Veterans Building should continue to serve the San Francisco Veterans community. We need your support to ensure the use of this historic building for the wave of returning Veterans who are expected to settle in the Bay Area.
Current plans by the War Memorial Board of Trustees will give away current office space from American Legion Posts and Veterans organizations and construct a museum/gallery for the San Francisco Arts Commission, a new ticket sales center for the theater and a public café.
If you can’t attend email or write the Commissioners with your support.
Some of the Commissioners are listening to us!!!
There is still time to change minds.
We need more supporters…
You can help by
- Attending the Historic Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, July 18, 12:30 – 4:30pm, City Hall
- Passing the Word along—send the attached flyer to a friend
* - Sending emails in support of Veterans and the Veterans Building
- Write in support of Veterans
* Mayor Ed Lee:
Historic Preservation Commission:
* Commission General contact: Linda Avery, 415-558-6407
* SEAT 1 Historic Architect Commissioner ALAN MARTINEZ
* SEAT 2 Historic Architect Commissioner AIA, LEED® AP ANDREW WOLFRAM
* SEAT 3 Architectural Historian AIA President CHARLES EDWIN CHASE
* SEAT 4 Historian Commissioner RICHARD S. E. JOHNS RSE
* SEAT 5 Preservation Professional Vice President COURTNEY DAMKROGER
* SEAT 6 General Contractor Commissioner KARL HASZ
* SEAT 7 At Large Commissioner DIANE MATSUDA
Agenda for July 18 meeting The Veterans Building items are 14a and 14b
FYI, complete audio recording of the previous June 20 meeting: HPC MP3 ARC MP3
07/26/2012: Veterans Telling Their Stories &
A Celebration of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Art and exhibition and literary reading.
Thursday July 26, 2012, 5:30–8:30pm
Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., Rooms 207 & 212
Open to the public.
An evening art exhibition and literary works celebrating the creative spirit and talent of our military Veterans with disabilities. The evening also celebrates the 22nd birthday of the American with Disabilities Act’s (ADA), June 26, 1990, and is hosted in the Veterans Building — a space created to memorialize military service and service to the nation.
In addition to the exhibition and reading—the Independent Living Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is announcing the grantees of the 2012 Herb Levine Legacy Fund, named after the ILRCSF’s former Executive Director who retired in 2011.
Real time captioning and ASL service will be available for attendees and participants from the Deaf community.
There are an estimated 3.4 American military veterans living with disabilities related to their service for our country. Many Veterans live with disabilities that are not clearly evident to us, including post-traumatic stress disorder, and other psychological disabilities. Unfortunately, it is all too common for military Veterans be be disenfranchised from the wider community and, too often, their stories go untold.
Veterans Telling Their Stories is a collaborative project of the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF), American Legion Post 315, and the Veteran’s Art Guild, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.
Honor our creative Veterans… Start your Independence Day celebrations early and support the talents of local Veterans. Watercolors, oil paintings, photographs and quilts will be on display and some Veterans will share their comedic talents and personal journeys. Light refreshments will be served. Event Flyer (pdf)
Plans for a newly renovated Veterans Building should continue to serve the San Francisco Veterans community. We need your support to ensure the use of this historic building for the wave of returning Veterans who are expected to settle in the Bay Area. See vfpsf.wordpress.com for more information.