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San Francisco

Addressing Youth Mental Health: An Equitable Path Forward

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Join us for an end-of-year discussion with youth activists about mental health.

We'll discuss how youth mental heath experiences can lead to mental health advocacy, specifically state-level advocacy and philanthropic funding. Only 2 percent of philanthropic dollars currently goes toward mental health funding, and many youth advocates are calling for more equitable use of philanthropic contributions in mental health initiatives. We'll also discuss how many youth have personal experiences with mental health that fuels their current passions.

So reserve your free tickets now for this important program. Following the discussion, we'll have a reception on our beautiful rooftop deck with food and art.


This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

This program is free for all thanks to generous supporters of "The Michelle Meow Show" at The Commonwealth Club. The Club is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

See more  Michelle Meow Show programs at The Commonwealth Club of California.

This program is generously supported by Blue Shield of California.

Blue Shield of California
Fri, Dec 9 / 6:00 pm PST

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium & Kaiser Permanente Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Samuel Bass

Lead Youth Organizer and Community Outreach Specialist, Youth Alliance

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David W. Bond

Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Board-Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress; Director of Behavioral Health, Blue Shield of California—Promise Health Plan

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Youth Leader, Youth Power Fund Fellow, Yo!Cali

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Sabrina Kinslow

Vice President, Programming and Impact, DoSomething

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Zitlalli Ordonez

Community Outreach Worker, CHALK SF; Land Steward, Hummingbird Farm

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-host


5:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
6–7 p.m. program
7–8 p.m. rooftop reception
(all times PST)


In-person & online: