Andrea Shorter, Alice Board member and Commissioner on the Status of Women joins in a re-enactment of Harvey Milk’s famous Hope Speech in the Castro to celebrate Harvey Milk Day, 2013.

Harvey Milk Day

Harvey Milk Day


To mark what would have been Harvey Milk’s 83rd birthday, San Francisco city officials organized a reenactment of his famous “You’ve Got To Have Hope” speech on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Milk gave the speech on June 24, 1977 at the San Francisco Gay Community Center at the campaign kick-off to announce his third bid for supervisor. Five people helped recite a portion of the speech, including:

– Courtney Walsh and Aaron Wimmer, two actors from Dear Harvey, the recent New Conservatory Theater play about Milk’s life
– Randall Mann, local poet and winner of the 2003 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry
– Sister Roma, 20-year member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
– Andrea Shorter, lesbian political consultant who serves on the city’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Music: “Only Hope” by Yuri Sazonoff.

Video produced by Sean Chapin

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