We are reaching out to you today because you have expressed interest regarding the future of Harvey Milk Plaza. If you share our mission to see that Harvey Milk is properly honored at the plaza that bears his name, your continued participation in the process is critical to its success.
FHMP has begun the process of hosting four community meetings that will enable you to communicate directly to FHMP and representatives from Perkins Eastman, the firm that won the competition to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza. Content from the first Community Meeting held on January 27th can be found here - www.friendsofharveymilkplaza.o...
These meetings are your opportunity to speak directly to members of the design team that will design the plaza, and to provide feedback that will propel the design process forward. The meetings will be held at Most Holy Redeemer – Parish Hall at 100 Diamond Street in San Francisco on the following dates:
Saturday, March 3rd 3:00-4:30 p.m.
If you were unable to join the meeting on January 27th, please contribute your input regarding the questions presented here.
We hope you can attend the upcoming meeting on March 3rd. Please invite others who support the effort to recognize Harvey’s contribution to our neighborhood and to our community.
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us, your input is critically important! Tell your friends and neighbors too!
Also, we invite you to stay connected with the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza online at www.friendsofharveymilkplaza.org and facebook (www.facebook.com/friendsofharv...) and Twitter (twitter.com/FHMP_SF).
FHMP is entering the next phase of the project to re-imagine Harvey Milk Plaza as a tribute to Harvey Milk and the LGBT civil rights movement. This phase of the process will begin with community input by providing opportunities for interactive community engagement.
The purpose of these meetings will enable FHMP and Perkins Eastman to listen and navigate a design process that is propelled forward by community feedback. These community meetings will allow community members to explore and share their thoughts and work collaboratively with other interested members of the community.
All are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition to the four planned community meetings, various mediums for public engagement, including online participation are planned. Details can be found on our website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages:
Thank you to everyone who participated on the competition - we received over 20,000 responses from 9,645 people. Congratulations to Team Perkins Eastman, selected as the winner to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza!
Please sign-up on our web site to receive regular project updates, and to donate to the fundraising effort to build the New Harvey Milk Plaza - www.friendsofharveymilkplaza.o...
November 8th is the 40th Anniversary of Harvey Milk's historic 1977 election as California's first openly gay elected official. That night Milk returned to the Castro where he received a "tumultuous and moving welcome" home.
This November 8th, people will gather again at the famed intersection of Castro and Market streets to honor the life and legacy of Harvey Milk and reaffirm our commitment to equality for all. In addition to speakers and performers, the 100% peaceful and positive gathering will feature the grand lighting of two signature works of public art.
We invite you to honor Harvey Milk's life and legacy by helping fund the cost of installing the artwork. HARVEY'S HALO raises a colorful beacon of equality into the sky above Harvey Milk Plaza for seven nights over two weekends. HOPE WILL NEVER BE SILENT immortalizes Milk's words in neon over Harvey Milk Plaza as a permanent greeting to all those who call Castro home, be they San Francisco residents or not.
Learn more and donate here: www.youcaring.com/illuminatefr...
We also invite you to find your way to the hallowed ground of Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco on the evening of November 8 to stand united, once again, in the name of equality.
Illuminate is the San Francisco-based non-profit arts organization behind The Bay Lights and the illumination of the Conservatory of Flowers for the Summer of Love. Our mission is to rally large groups of people together to create impossible works of public art that, thought awe, free humanity's better nature.
The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza's mission to build a public space that inspires generations to come about Harvey Milk and his message of hope and equality for all disenfranchised communities.