Archives 2015

No Clear-Cutting Our Community, September 15, 2015:

On September 15, 2015 the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) held a community gathering on Clarion Alley to celebrate the mural – No Clear-Cutting Our Community – painted by Christopher Statton with words by Tony Robles created to bring attention to the negative impact that the 5M development is going to have on the South of Market neighborhood, and primarily on the low-income communities of color in the area, as well as San Francisco as a whole.

Christopher Statton, "No Clear-Cutting Our Community," Clarion Alley, 2015
Christopher Statton, “No Clear-Cutting Our Community,” Clarion Alley, 2015

Video by Joseph Smooke


Forest City Enterprises, a $9B publicly traded real estate management and development corporation based in Ohio, is buillding the 5M project, a 4-acre development project between 5th and 6th Streets and Mission and Howard Streets in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. Currently, Forest City Enterprises’ proposed 5M Project includes:

  • 630 market rate luxury condo units
  • 4 towers (2 towers connected by a bridge) with heights from 200′ feet to 470′ feet
  • The 470′ feet tower is taller than the InterContinental Hotel (the hotel is 350′ feet) and will cast a shadow over Market St. to Eddy St. to Boedekker Park to the Yerba Buena Carousel

Read about how SoMa, Tenderloin Activists Suing San Francisco Over 5M Project Approvals in Hoodline.

Get updates and learn more about the overall project and the community’s efforts to work with City Hall HERE!


Narratives of Displacement & Resistance, May 16 2015

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) and Clarion Alley Mural Project presented the Mural and Map Launch for AEMP’s Narratives of Displacement Oral History Project in Clarion Alley.  AEMP also released its new zine project, We Are Here. On Saturday May 16th, 2015 CAMP and AEMP held the mural dedication on Clarion Alley, honoring the amazing mural painters, oral historians, and tenants fighting eviction that have co-created the AEMP narrative map in Clarion Alley. The event also included music by Adelante and Sin Nombre!

View the video from the mural dedication!

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Clarion Alley, 2015

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Narratives of Displacement & Resistance, Clarion Alley, 2015


Forough Farrokhzad, Simin Behbahani, and Simin Daneshvar, July 9 2015

Opening celebration for Shaghayegh Cyrous and CK1’s  new mural in memory of three female Iranian literary figures, poet Forough Farrokhzad, poet Simin Behbahani, and author Simin Daneshvar. This wonderful event was organized and hosted by Nazy Kaviani and the Diaspora Arts Connection.

Community celebration for Shaghayegh Cyrous & CK1's "Forough Farrokhzad, Simin Behbahani, and Simin Daneshvar," Clarion Alley, 2015
Community celebration for Shaghayegh Cyrous & CK1’s “Forough Farrokhzad, Simin Behbahani, and Simin Daneshvar,” Clarion Alley, 2015