Past Event

Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani

Wed, Feb 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani

Rev. Cecil Williams, Founder and Minister, Liberation, Glide Memorial United Methodist Church; Co-author, Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide
Janice Mirikitani, Founding President, Glide Foundation; Co-author, Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide
Belva Davis, Emmy Award-winning TV Journalist and Anchor; Host, "This Week in Northern California," KQED TV - Moderator

Williams and Mirikitani have been working since 1967 to make Glide Memorial United Methodist Church the spiritual soul of San Francisco, fighting for its poor and disenfranchised. Reverend Williams’s preaching calls for congregants to accept all those around them, including groups traditionally left outside the church door. He is determined to bring real life, in all its forms, into Glide by serving almost one million free meals to the homeless every year and through more unorthodox ideas, such as HIV-testing during services. In his book Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide, Reverend Williams’s lays out the lessons he’s learned from events, including the civil rights movement, the Harvey Milk assassination and the Patty Hearst kidnapping, and encourages readers to embrace their true selves, accept all those around them, and fully live day to day through social change as worship.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the Good Lit Series. Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation