Can the Mission Save Itself from Commercial Gentrification?

Posted on September 16, 2020
Picture of the New Mission Theater marquee with a modern, colorful building behind it

SF Weekly / February 13, 2019 / Nuala Sawyer Bishari

“SF Jazz has a youth education department there, and right next to that you have an activist organization called SF Rising, and Plaza 16,” he says. “Altogether, you have these different organizations that would never have known of each other otherwise. Coworking spaces remind me of college — there are cliques. But here, they seek each other out and share space, and it’s eye-opening for a lot of people who come to that block to do work. It gives them an opportunity to better understand and contextualize the issues that face the Mission in a positive way.”

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