Thu, Nov 03|
Academy Forum: Preserving Queer Spaces in the Castro and Beyond
Join The Academy, local LGBTQ+ business owners, and San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman for mingling and a panel discussion on our vacant storefronts in the Castro and what we can do to address the concern.
Time & Location
Nov 03, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT
The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
About the Event
Join The Academy, local LGBTQ+ business owners, and San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman for mingling and a panel discussion on our vacant storefronts in the Castro and what we can do to address the concern. Our panel includes:
- Dave Karraker, Co-President of the Castro Merchants Association and co-owner of MX3 Fitness
- Levi Maxwell, Chair of the Economic and Workforce Development Committee of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District
- Rafael Mandelman, Supervisor for District 8 that includes the Castro, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, Mission Dolores, and Cole Valley
John T. Hendricks, Esq. — founder of Hendricks Law, P.C., a local LGBT Business Enterprise® certified law firm experienced providing business, employment, and cyber law services — will moderate the discussion.
We’ll address concerns like how to pragmatically start a new business or entity in the current economy. But we’ll also talk about how to preserve the Castro District as a space for the queer community, and how to attract new LGBTQ+ business owners to it.
This free indoor gathering is open to all. We appreciate if you would RSVP your attendance.
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FOOD & BEVERAGE
Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food items are available for purchase. Our menus can be found here. Academy Social Club Members receive certain beverages complimentary. Ask your bartender or host for details.
The Club will also be open during regular hours for Members and their guests not attending this event. The Tasting Room will open at 6pm.
The Academy is a safe space for all—in particular members of our LGBTQ+ community. We encourage you to learn more about our safe space principles & policies by clicking here.
This event will take place in accordance with all currently applicable health guidelines per the City of San Francisco and SFDPH. Our full safety information can be found here. Please contact us if you have any questions.