Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF) Law Enforcement Accountability Direct Services 2941 16th Street, Rm# 209, SF CA 94110 REPORT POLICE MISCONDUCT (415) 595-8251Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2008View Source
Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF)
Law Enforcement Accountability Direct Services
2941 16th Street, Rm# 209, SF CA 94110
REPORT POLICE MISCONDUCT
(415) 595-8251 24HR Bilingual Crisis line
iolmisha@... (ISF general email box)
We are excited to announce that Idriss Stelley Foundation, starting Feb 15, 2008. is relocating to the SF Mission District, in the historical landmark/grassroots Redstone Building at 2941 16th Street, corner of Capp Street, room #209.
(Please see attachment #1, ISF Mission Statement and description of services)
Since ISF officially opened its doors in SF Bayview in August 03, we have served (close to 1090) families & survivors of Law enforcement misconduct and community activists, as well as unjustly incarcerated individuals.
We receive over 400 calls a month on our bilingual hotline, locally and nationally, and ISF provides technical assistance to newly forming Law Enforcement Accountability grassroots centers.
ISF runs grassroots campaigns to influence policy changeand provides peer counseling and referrals to victims and families of victims.
Some of you might have attended our community events, such as
"Shape up or Ship Out SFPD",
"Bang4Change 2006 Civil Rights Revival Fests",
"Turn up the heat against Racism",
our regular Civil Rights Cookouts in the Bayview,
Police accountability press conferences,
or rallies and protests for grieving families to support their demands for Justice.
ISF has also offered Stolen Lives Community altars at special events, such as
Youth Empowerment conferences,
yearly Spiral Dance at Kezar Stadium,
October 22 ,
Power to the Peaceful on 911,
Earth International Day by the Metreon,
only to cite a few.
We regularly publish in the SF Bayview National Black Newspaper and Indybay, under Police State or Racial Justice, around Law Enforcement incidents and news impacting our community.
As of today, we manage 84 yahoogroups for families, survivors and other community activists nationwide
We also provide fast, reliable, professional , low cost translation services (Spa/Eng/French) (see attachment #2, ISF Translation Services)
At this point, one of our most imperative goal is to develop a strong, dynamic Board of Directors,
to increase our sustainability,
and towards the obtention of our 501-c3 nonprofit status.
We are especially seeking Latino Members for our Board, to reflect the substantial number of Latino(a)s in our client base.
Please forward to your contacts and associates who you think might be interested !
If you would like to join ISF Board of Directors, please complete the following and copy & paste in an email to iolmisha@...:
Organization (if applicable):
Phone # w/ best time to reach you:
website (if applicable):
Potential Board Member Questionnaire, ISF
(People of Color, Youth, Disabled, LGBT
Strongly Encouraged to Apply)
1) Do feel you can commit to the Mission, Philosophy and Goals of ISF?
2) How much time per month do you feel is needed to be an effective board director?
3) Please describe your key skills, knowledge , experience and other assets that match ISF's vision, mission statement and programmatic needs:
4) Do you feel that you could place ISF’s purposes and interests above your own professional and personal interests when making decisions as a board director? What would constitute a conflict of interests?
5) In which special commitee do you feel your skills and expertize would be most useful on ISF Board?
* Program Development
* Special Events
* Families of Police Victims
* Survivors of Police Violence
* Legal consultant
* Speakers Bureau
* Corporate ally
* Board development
* Coalitions Building
* web design and maintenance
* Media liaison
* Conflict Mediation
* Cultural competency consultant
* Other ?
6) What does “Diversity” mean to you?
7) What do you feel are the barriers and obstacles to achieve diversity? What are the root causes?
8) What strategies do you feel are effective to overcome these barriers?
9) any additional comments?
Hoping to hear from you very soon !
* In Unity & Respect *