Wed, Jul 01|
Speaker Series: David Faigman, UC Hastings Dean
Hastings Dean to discuss Hastings’s lawsuit to force the city of San Francisco to clean the streets and house the homeless in the Tenderloin
Time & Location
Jul 01, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
Chancellor and Dean David Faigman is the John F. Digardi Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Dean Faigman also holds an appointment as Professor in the School of Medicine (Dept. of Psychiatry) at the University of California, San Francisco. On May 4, 2020, UC Hastings, along with residents and business owners in the Tenderloin, sued the city of San Francisco to clean the streets and find housing for the homeless.
In an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dean Faigman wrote: “The city has long used our neighborhood as its containment zone, concentrating on our doorsteps homelessness, illegal drug sales and use, untreated mental illness and crime that no other neighborhood would tolerate. Now, with the pandemic sweeping through, this festering mix threatens suffering and destruction at a previously unseen scale. We have no faith that city government can muster the will to address this desperate situation. We need the federal courts to step in.”