As President Donald Trump gives his speech to Americans this evening, the Rev. Jesse Jackson will be watching in San Francisco, alongside the staff and clients of Hamilton Family Services, a leading local organization in fighting family homelessness.
Sam Dodge, deputy director of the city's Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing, gave Hoodline the tip just moments ago.
“The reverend will be at Hamilton Family Services’ shelter at 6:10pm to watch the Trump speech,” Dodge said. "This is a longtime issue for him: inequality.”
Jackson had already been in the Bay Area this morning to attend Apple's Cupertino shareholders meeting, where he encouraged CEO Tim Cook to "hire black." (A referendum at the meeting that would tie the compensation of Cook and other executives to meeting diversity goals was overwhelmingly defeated.)
Jesse Jackson at the Apple shareholders meeting in Cupertino this morning pic.twitter.com/Ec8b5aSyev— James Martin (@Jamesco) February 28, 2017
Dodge told us that Jackson reached out to the shelter because he’s been in the Bay Area to talk with tech firms about inequality, and that he plans to connect with Hamilton staff and clients about the issues they face during his visit.
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