A conversation with Pam Tau Lee and Stephen Bingham, moderated by Steve Williams, co-founder of LeftRoots
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Ave, SF
Please join Hospitality House for an evening of reflection and celebration of struggled waged, victories won, and what lays ahead in 2016 and beyond. We'll embrace a future of movement possibilities with a new generation of movement builders.
WHEREAS, Stephen Bingham’s career as a public interest attorney, activist, union organizer, welfare rights advocate and social justice warrior has spanned six decades, AND WHEREAS, Steve’s social justice work has its roots in Mississippi when, along with more than a 1,000 volunteers from around the country, he helped register African-American voters during Freedom Summer in 1964, AND WHEREAS, Steve joined the National Lawyers’ Guild as a young attorney in 1964, eventually serving as a Board Member and local Chapter president, while helping to rejuvenate its economic justice work, AND WHEREAS, Steve befriended prison activist and revolutionary author George Jackson, who was later killed in the San Quentin uprising with five others, including two fellow prisoners and three prison guards, AND WHEREAS, Steve spent nearly 13 years in hiding outside the country, working to clear his name and reputation, returning in 1984 to stand trial, and was eventually acquitted of all charges in 1986, AND WHEREAS, Steve devoted nearly a quarter-century to public interest law, and worked tirelessly on behalf of low-income people, people of color and those with criminal histories to ensure economic justice and workplace fairness, AND WHEREAS, Steve and his wife Francoise founded the Sylvia Bingham Fund in honor of their late daughter who was tragically killed by a truck driver just months after graduating college, NOW RESOLVED THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco presents this Certificate of Honor to Stephen Bingham for more than 50 years of activism to make the law truly represent the people’s interest.