by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at 6259 AA (November 2019 J-PG)
Black San Franciscans are over seven times more likely to be arrested than their White counterparts, and they are 11 times more likely to be booked into county jail.
Jeff Adachi has left a lasting impact on our communities and deserves to be recognized for his legacy and decades of public service. Supporting the creation of Jeff Adachi Way is an excellent way for San Francisco to preserve, honor and carry on his legacy.
The San Francisco Black Film Festival’s 21st anniversary season runs June 13-16, kicking off with a media preview, briefing and tribute to the late Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender and filmmaker, on June 12, 4-6 p.m. Kali O’Ray and Katera Crossley, SFBFF Festival co-directors want to honor a friend to the festival, whose work, “America Needs a Racial Facial,” debuted in 2016.
“When he passed away, a powerful voice fell silent. Jeff exposed and attacked pervasive racial injustice. He has inspired legions of public defenders – a justice warriors – to fight, to speak out and speak up, and in the process he transformed our country.”