Mark Murphy on BRC and Friends with Bruce Reyes-ChowBRC and Friends is a 30-minute Google Hangout where I chat with friends and adventurers from around the interwebs. Each episode includes conversations about one of my guests passions, projects or area of expertise, a current events or two and we end with five random questions. This is basically an excuse for me to talk with interesting people about interesting things.

Today on BRC and Friends, I spoke with Mark Murphy, Candidate for the San Francisco Board of Education. Enjoy.

October 8, 2014
9:00am PDT

Recap and more info about Mark Murphy are below the video.

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Mark Murphy on BRC and Friends with Bruce Reyes-Chow

Mark Murphy is a 23-year San Franciscan driven by a singular passion, ensuring educational success for all our children. Mark currently serves as Co-Chair of the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF – Proposition H) Community Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the PEEF Community Advisory Committee, Mark served for 5 years on San Francisco’s  Human Rights Commission’s LGBT Advisory Committee.  In 2013 Mark served on the San Francisco Mayor and Superintendent appointed “Our Children, Our City” Stakeholder Engagement Committee.

Mark has tutored students through the “Back on Track” program, actively supports San Francisco’s Argonne Year-Round Elementary School, serves on the Board of Directors of the Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, and is a member of the Harvey Milk LGBT and Noe Valley Democratic Clubs.

Mark is a Communications Consultant, working for the past 20 years with both organizations large and small to improve their overall effectiveness and address complex consensus building.

And now he’s running for the San Francisco Board of Education.

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Episode Recap: Mark Murphy, Candidate for the San Francisco Board of Education


Segment 1:

In this first segment we hear a little bit about what compelled Mark to run for the Board of Education, his thoughts on Common Core, a bit about parental and community involvement, importance of LGBTQ awareness and support and finally how he balances everything in life.

Segment 2:

In the second segment Mark talks about an organization near and dear to his heart, The Positive Resource Center, an local not-for-profit organization that provides and support and training for those with AIDS/HIV. He also talks about his sports-aholic side.

Segment 3: [23:32]

Q1: What was your first concert? 

Depeche Mode in Omaha in the late 80’s [Pause for a broken connection]

Q2: Sound or smell that reminds you of your childhood.


Q3: What was your first or your worst job was?

14yo picking up trash under the bleachers the day after the high school football games.

Q4: Tourists asks you for three things that they MUST do during their visit, what three things would you tell the they must do or see?

Alcatraz with the audio tour, view from the top of Twin Peaks and to walk and then walk some more.

Q5: Paying it forward, one organization that more people should know about

The Spartan Sparkles and the Sparkle Effect and organization that helps to create cheer and dance squads for those with disabilities.

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