Thu, Oct 15|
Speaker Series: Supervisor Shamann Walton and Gwendolyn Westbrook
Supervisor Shamann Walton and Gwendolyn Westbrook, CEO of United Council of Human Services, discuss homelessness in the Bayview
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
Supervisor Shamann Walton was born in San Francisco and lived in public housing at an early age in Bayview and Potrero Hill. He has worked in District 10 neighborhoods for decades and has witnessed firsthand the challenges our community faces from long-time residents being pushed out of the city to losing childhood friends to violence and incarceration. As an accomplished and experienced community leader, Shamann has dedicated his life to improving these realities in our community and is committed to identifying solutions to our pressing issues.
Gwendolyn Westbrook is the CEO of United Council of Human Services, which runs Mother Brown’s, a Black-run non-profit providing food, case management, and housing to unhoused people in the Bayview. One of the few organizations serving the Black community in this under-resourced area, Mother Brown's serves hundreds of people each day. In May 2020, United Council of Human Services set up a socially distanced homeless encampment to provide shelter during the pandemic.