Episode #7: 'Building Movements' with Lily Ho

Ben Kaplan
Ben Kaplan
min running time
December 18, 2023

In this episode of "We Are San Francisco," host Ben Kaplan sits down with Lily Ho, a dynamic force in the community and a key figure in the historic recall of three members of the San Francisco Board of Education. Dive into a tale of grassroots activism, as Lily shares her journey from observing the impact of school closures on vulnerable youth to spearheading a citywide movement for change. This episode unveils the intricate tapestry of community mobilization, revealing how ordinary residents transformed their frustration into a powerful campaign for educational reform and civic engagement. Discover the role of the Asian American community in rallying support, the strategic use of social media and local events, and the unyielding spirit of San Franciscans in challenging the status quo. It's a story of hope, resilience, and the belief that every voice counts in shaping the future of a city renowned for its diversity and innovation. Join us for an inspiring exploration of what it truly means to be part of the San Francisco community.

Episode Insights:

• Community-led movements in San Francisco

• School closures and child abuse during pandemic

• SF school system, Lowell High School, and Asian community

• Recalling San Francisco Board of Education members

• Recalling San Francisco school board members

• Vaccine signatures collection and organization

• Recalling San Francisco DA Alison Collins

• Recalling San Francisco school board members

• Asian American political representation in San Francisco

• San Francisco politics and community engagement

• Grassroots activism and civility in San Francisco politics

• Community, values, and making San Francisco better

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