“Celebrate Ukraine” at SF’s Main Library
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San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Acclaimed photographer Robert Dawson and Ellen Manchester share stories from their travels in Ukraine for their Global Library Project and bring the voices of librarians who are still working amidst the invasion to the Main Library on October 22, 2022 at 1 p.m.
For acclaimed photographer Robert Dawson and his partner in life and work, Ellen Manchester, what began as a study of branch libraries in their hometown of San Francisco has blossomed into The Global Library Project, a photographic exhibition of libraries around the globe, now on view at San Francisco Main Library. On Saturday, October 22 at 1 p.m. at the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, Dawson and Manchester share their experiences in 2016 of photographing Ukrainian libraries in Kyiv and the eastern city of Dnipro. Both cities were attacked by Russian missiles, but despite this, their libraries remain open. Since the start of the war, more than 60 Ukrainian libraries have been destroyed and hundreds more have been damaged. During this presentation, the actual voices of Ukrainian librarians speaking of their experiences during the fighting will be shared. This rare, direct connection with people living through a disaster will reveal the challenges facing Ukraine today.
WHERE: San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, lower level, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Lectures & Workshops, Political Activism