A love note for Black Lives

[image from unknown source] To our Beloved Community, CUAV continues to celebrate and honor Black Hxstory Month on this day of love! Our hope is that you join us in uplifting our national and international black community beyond the short twenty eight days recognized in the U.S. As we continue to refine and carry out […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Every November 20th, CUAV stands with all our trans and gender non conforming members and participants. We believe this is a heartbreaking time to remember and honor lives who have been taken by violence. As we envision what safety for our community looks like, we also denounce all forms of violence that affect LGBTQI communities […]

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CUAV Speaks Out Against S-Comm

A Note About Orlando

In the early hours of Sunday, June 12th, 49 members of our LGBT community lost their lives and 53 more were injured after a mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the largest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the survivors, and all the loved ones of […]

Revolution of Love: A Farewell Event for Carolina Morales

We invite you to join us for a farewell celebration of Carolina Morales, our former Programs Co-Director and founding member of our staff collective. Carolina Morales worked at CUAV for ten years, and has been a vital part of our work. From the implementation of language justice to SafetyFest, participating in May Day marches to […]

Immigrant women hope Sheriff Hennessy will uphold due process

The historic inauguration of Vicki Hennessy as San Francisco’s first female sheriff opens a new era in city law enforcement history. But what kind of era will it be? For immigrant women in particular, the stakes have never been higher. Just after New Year’s Day, awful scenes of deportation raids rounding up mothers and young […]

All Eyes on San Francisco- No New Plantation (Jail) in San Francisco

All eyes are on San Francisco next Tuesday, December 15th as the Board of Supervisors prepare to take a historic vote on whether or not to approve the construction of a new $240 million jail. They will vote on accepting the $80 million loan from the Board of State Community Corrections and an additional $215 […]

Domestic Violence Victims Urge SF To Opt Out Of Undocumented Immigrant Custody Program

Immigrant survivors of domestic violence and their supporters gathered in San Francisco Tuesday to urge the city to opt out of a federal program that could lead to the transfer of immigrants with criminal records from local law enforcement custody to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) prioritizes individuals […]

Consider victims if policy changes

The tragic shooting of Kathryn Steinle has shaken San Francisco. In this painful time, we extend our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. As advocates for domestic violence survivors, we abhor violence in all of its forms. We call upon our leaders – from Capitol Hill to City Hall – to join the […]