Farmer, artist and historian LisaRuth Elliott is shaping San Francisco

Painter Deirdre White is among the City College of San Francisco instructors informed just before the holiday that their spring classes would be cut.

“As far as losing 50 percent of my income and our benefits. I know we’ll be ok,” she said of herself and her husband. “But it’s much bigger than me. I feel so angry about what the state and country are doing to public education. There are times I can’t sleep…I have a knot in my stomach all the time.”

SF Lives: Painting under pressure

Artist Deirdre White paints and lives on the Mission/Potrero Hill border, the vortex of over-gentrification and homeless encampments. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Lives: Painting under pressure

Artist Deirdre White touches up a painting in her art studio on Thursday., Dec. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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