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  • Women's March in NYC - Duration: 81 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 20 views
    Sadie Rose Zavgren discusses her skepticism of the Women's March in New York City and how it felt lifeless and quiet because the chants would not pick up.
  • FARC is killing millions of civilians - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 15 views
    Luz Gonzales recounts the endless killings by the FARC, and other paramilitary groups in Colombia. She explains the 50 years of war between the FARC and the Colombian army. She stresses how she is ...
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  • Life as a Colombian Refugee - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 43 views
    Cristina Smith explains why she had to leave Colombia in the 1990s as there was a war between the FARC and the government that made her feel unsafe in her homeland. She discusses the difficulties i...
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  • Obamacare was not a success - Duration: 98 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 26 views
    Alyson Crowst discusses the positive and negatives aspects of Obama's administration underlining how he was a good person who cared for the Latino community but Obamacare was a let down as it isn't...
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  • Obama is a decent human being - Duration: 34 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 29 views
    Danyel Bilenkis talks about Obama's legacy, describing him as human being who was family oriented and had great policies compared to some of the new candidates for president.
  • Tyler Sage - Duration: 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 8 views
  • Artur Casas - Duration: 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 30 views
  • My spouse was regognized - it changed my options in life - Duration: 93 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 11 views
    What was the defining moment of the Obama Administration? Antje Lewis spent years living abroad in Europe because her wife wouldn't qualify as a spouse under US immigration law. This changed in 201...
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  • The whole world celebrated Obama's 2008 election victory - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 47 views
    Katie Solon, the International Chair of Democrats Abroad, remembers the overwhelmingly positive response in Vienna, Austria for Obama the day after he won the 2008 elections. This was a massive tur...
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  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 36 views
    Spencer Wollman explains how The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was one of the best domestic policies president Obama passed because it created jobs after the economic crisis that O...
  • The Obama Legacy: Same Sex Marriage - Duration: 35 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 20 views
    Mega Valentine discusses how thrilled she was when same sex marriage was legalized.
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  • Limitations of the Obama Administration's Accomplishments - Duration: 42 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 15 views
    Kate McGuire talks about Obamacare and drone strikes in Iraq during Obama's administration. Ultimately, believing that there was a lot of hope, but her expectations for the Obama administration wer...
  • He was the voice for the people - Duration: 67 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 10 views
    Olivia Pellegrini talks about how President Obama's charisma created hope and has supported citizens. She distinguishes how Obama's domestic policies have helped Americans.
  • Increased Deportation under the Obama Administration - Duration: 72 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 9 views
    Emily Ptak-Pressman talks about the positive and negative aspects of Obama's eight year presidency and explains that immigrants are being deported and targeted more than any other past administration.
  • The Crisis of Unaccompanied Minors - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 13 views
    Shannon Sullivan discusses Obama's input in funding money to Mexico and Guatemala in order to stop the crisis of unaccompanied minors. She explains how unhappy she is about this policy because he i...
  • Obama offered false hope - Duration: 13 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 17 views
    What was your defining memory of the Obama Administration? Peter Cardena says that Obama failed to bring lasting change, calling him a "used car salesman."
  • Obama accomplishments: LGBT Family Immigration Rights - Duration: 104 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 11 views
    What is your defining memory of the Obama Administration? Katie Solon, the International Chair of Democrats Abroad, talks about the sweeping implications of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the D...
  • Obama's healthcare reform was a critical first step - Duration: 27 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 26 views
    Sheeva Seyfi tells us about what she considers to be the most important improvement that the Obama administration brought to the American system, Obamacare.
  • How a chance meeting changed my life - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 20 views
    On a school trip to Windsor, Chris happened to meet an American couple. Their subsequent correspondence, his reading of Life Magazine and National Geographic changed his life and his outlook.
  • Belonging in Saudi Arabia - Duration: 107 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 68 views
    Clarisse Boy talks about belonging in Saudi Arabia during her childhood however, once she got older, she came to the United States for college, and saw that women have more opportunities in the U.S...
  • Women are not safe in Saudi Arabia - Duration: 99 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 88 views
    Clarisse Boy explains how unsafe she feels as a woman in her own home of Saudi Arabia. She emphasizes how women are always supposed to be with male guardians if not women will be followed by men.
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  • Can't be homeless in Texas - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 25 views
    Troy Adams describes how he became homeless in 2012, and describes why he moved to San Francisco.
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  • No one has stood up to the real estate industry - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 15 views
    Dean Preston says that despite some important achievements like instituting rent control in 1979, San Francisco government hasn't done enough to protect residents from real estate speculation. He w...
  • Ellis Act evictions devastating to seniors and disabled - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 26 views
    Dean Preston has spent his career fighting for tenants rights, and says that the 1985 Ellis Act, which allows California landlords to evict residents to “go out of the rental business”, has hit the...
  • Evictions of senior citizens in San Francisco - Duration: 111 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 36 views
    Dean Preston, founder of Tenants Together, a California tenants' rights organization, explains that he has fought for rent control and against evictions of San Francisco's senior citizens since 200...
  • Gentrification continues even after 'Whitewashing' - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 56 views
    Peter Cohen, an activist with the Council of Community Housing Organizations, talks about how white communities have displaced Latino and Black communities in neighborhoods like The Mission, Duboce...
  • Rise of cities has brought class struggle - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 16 views
    Peter Cohen, an activist with the Council of Community Housing Organizations, says that the reurbanization of America has brought class struggle to cities like San Francisco, where urban areas with...
  • Losing the culture of political activism - Duration: 94 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 8 views
    Peter Cohen, an activist with the Council of Community Housing Organizations, has been involved in San Francisco land use politics and neighborhood activism since he moved to the city in 1992. He s...
  • The Harlem of the West: Jazz and supper clubs on Fillmore - Duration: 5 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 97 views
    Fred Jordan, San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce, talks about how he loved to go to jazz and supper clubs in The Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1970s. At the time there we...
  • Housing speculation is predatory - Duration: 4 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 21 views
    Fred Jordan, San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce, says that the real estate speculation in San Francisco is predatory, driving out the African American population.
  • "We looked after one another": the gay community in the 1950s+1960s - Duration: 106 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 98 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson reveals why he loved San Francisco of the late 1950s and early 1960s more than subsequent decades living there.
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  • Watching The Castro transform in the 1970s - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 63 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson talks about moving into The Castro in 1970, going into business with a friend at a barbershop there. The neighborhood was not yet the mecca of LGBT culture that it is today,...
  • Dianne Feinstein was 1st to speak to a gay group - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 21 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson says that a huge turning point for LGBT rights in San Francisco was when Dianne Feinstein spoke to a gay group, making her the first person in the city running for public of...
  • Formation of the Tavern Guild in San Francisco - Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 19 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson helped build the Tavern Guild, an association formed by bar employees in response to harassment of gay small businesses by San Francisco authorities in the early 1960s.
  • José Sarria and the Black Cat in North Beach - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 19 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson talks about José Sarria, who did a popular one-man opera at the Black Cat bar in North Beach, which saw a budding gay scene beginning in the late 1950s.
  • The Tenderloin was wonderful in the late 1950s-early 1960s - Duration: 67 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 48 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson talks about how The Tenderloin neighborhood, now known as a center for crime in San Francisco, was a welcoming, nice place to be in the 1950s and early 1960s. This began to ...
  • The rivalry between LA and SF in the 1960s gay community - Duration: 51 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 48 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson talks about one of his favorite gay bars, The Hideaway, which was run by a man from Los Angeles. Robinson says that The Tenderloin neighborhood at that time was the center o...
  • With acceptance, San Francisco's gay community opened up - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 15 views
    James "Robbie" Robinson says he's delighted that now there is more 'blending' between gay and straight communities in San Francisco. This has been a result, he believes, of mainstream acceptance of...
  • It's politically incorrect to stop erosion of black community - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 12 views
    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown says that the city of San Francisco must intentionally recruit more African Americans to come to the city, otherwise it risks losing the black community altogether.
  • "Urban renewal" was black removal - Duration: 5 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 78 views
    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown talks about the founding of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency in 1948, which began a process that displaced many of the black residents of the Fillmore district, among ...
  • WWII brought black laborers to San Francisco - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 9 views
    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown says that the African American population grew in San Francisco when local shipyards recruited black laborers from the South. He says the school system did not prepare the l...
  • The Third Baptist Church: a pillar of the African American community in SF - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 110 views
    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown talks about the origins of the Third Baptist Church, a majority black congregation church that has held services in San Francisco for 164 years. It is the oldest predominant...
  • San Francisco's black population first left San Francisco in 1858 - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

    • 1 year ago
    • 54 views
    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown points out that a large number of San Francisco's black residents first left San Francisco to settle in Canada due to hostility from white residents, citing the racist polic...
  • "Build, build, build!" lacks nuance - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 6 views
    Supervisor David Campos says that disagreeing with "build, build, build" isn't ignoring economics; it would take 100,000 new units in order to reduce rents according to supply-demand. He claims thi...
  • Will San Francisco have a middle class? - Duration: 3 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 37 views
    Supervisor David Campos talks how people of color, such as Latino and black communities, the gay community, and the middle class as a whole in San Francisco have suffered due to the ongoing housing...
  • The ghost of Ronald Reagan is alive in San Francisco - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 26 views
    Supervisor David Campos sets himself apart from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and fellow supervisor (and former law school classmate) Scott Wiener, whom he believes have unleashed trickle-down economi...
  • San Francisco's diversity under threat - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 33 views
    Supervisor David Campos says that he feels San Francisco's diversity is under threat because housing is increasingly unaffordable across the city. As a gay man who had immigrated from Guatemala, he...
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  • "The New Fillmore" vs the old - Duration: 2 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 38 views
    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown says that the renaming of The Fillmore district as "The New Fillmore" betrays an underlying hostility to the African American community which thrived there from WWII through...
  • Where have San Francisco's African Americans gone? - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 239 views
    Reverend Dr. Amos Brown explains where displaced members of the African American community in San Francisco have gone.
  • The best landlords were elderly black homeowners - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 18 views
    Reverend Arnold Townshend talks about his experience renting in a spacious apartment in San Francisco for $1000 a month from an elderly black couple, who he says make the best landlords because th...
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