I’ll tell you, just as there are two kinds of Stanford grads (those who tell you they went to Stanford within 15 seconds of meeting you for the first time and those who don’t), there are two kinds of “native San Franciscans” (those who tell you they were, wait for it, “born and raised in San Francisco” within 15 seconds of meeting you for the first time and those who don’t). I’m seriously.
Anyway, the 7th Annual San Francisco Native Jamboree is a coming to the Sir Francis Drake on October 15, 2010, to help you remember the Good Old Days.*
*How long ago was it that real estate agents thought it was perfectly fine to shut down shop and literally flee the building when they saw Black People coming up the street to look at houses in Saint Francis Wood? And how long ago was it that the union workers at the Golden Gate Bridge went on strike rather than simply acquiesce to the hiring of a Black Person to maintain Our Famous Bridge? Well, Not That Long Ago.
Anyway, they’re saying born or raised in the invite, so keep that in mind. All the deets:
SAN FRANCISCO GENERATIONS, INC.
Bringing Native San Franciscans Together
Presents the 7th Annual San Francisco Native Jamboree October 15th, 2010
Come Celebrate Our Roots!
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday, October 15, 2010
6:30 PM –7:45pm Cocktail Reception (No Host Bar)
7:45 PM – 9:00 PM Sit down Dinner
9:00 PM – 11:30 PM Entertainment & Dancing
Were you born or raised in San Francisco? Did you attend school in “The City?” What are you fondest memories of growing up here? How about turning 21 at the Tonga Room? Taking the ferry to Angel Island for a family picnic? Walking across the rarely trafficless Golden Gate Bridge on Opening Day or the day we celebrated its 50th Anniversary?
The San Francisco Native Jamboree is a chance for us “rare” native San Franciscans to get together! It’s a Homecoming and a great party! Imagine meeting your high school sweetheart, or friends you haven’t seen in years!
This year’s Masters of Ceremonies is comedian and magician, Robert Strong. Also, enjoy a walk through San Francisco through photos with Third Generation Native and Journalist Tom Graham.
This year our silent auction will support Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, whose agency’s mission of delivering nutritious balanced meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco has remained the same since their founding in 1970. Please join us to support the work of this worthy organization!
San Francisco Generations, Inc. offers opportunities for San Francisco Natives to get together and connect or reconnect. In addition to our Annual Gala, The San Francisco Native Jamboree, we also put on other smaller scale events