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Recap: GLIDE’s Annual Holiday Jam In San Francisco To Benefit Mo’s Kitchen

On December 4, 2014 GLIDE hosted Legends Live: GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam in San Francisco. The concert benefited Mo’s Kitchen and GLIDE’s many charitable programs. The musical festivity was catered by local decadent vendors, including The Slanted Door, Ala Romana, and Pause Wine Bar.

(Photo Credit: GLIDE)

(Photo Credit: GLIDE)

The Mistress of Ceremonies, Dr. Renel Brooks-Moon, a Bay Area native and the public announcer for the San Francisco Giants hosted the benefit at the historical Warfield Theatre. Phenomenal performance included the talented voices of civil right activist, Joan Baez, multi award-winning, Rita Moreno, recording artist, Paula West, multi-talented, Chinaka Hodge, and the founder of the R&B group Tony!Toni! Toné!, D’wayne Wiggins. The show was closed by the legendary GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band.

Honorary Co-Chairs included the honorable Willie L. Brown, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the late Dr. Maya Angelou, who was honored because her legacy and lives on and still inspires the work at GLIDE. Past GLIDE holiday talent, Robin Williams, was honored by his wife Susan Schneider.

GLIDE is a one of San Francisco’s favorite household names that has been working for decades to provide phenomenal services to San Francisco’s neediest citizens. Founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani transformed the church and the community upon their arrival to San Francisco 50 years ago with a vision to elevate the most impoverished community city with the foundation of unconditional love.

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