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I Am San Francisco: Black Past & Presence Opening Reception | SF

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Cesar Chavez Student Art Gallery (SFSU) | 1650 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA

AS Art Gallery/Original photo by Michole "Micholiano" Forks

Submitted by the Event Organizer

I Am San Francisco: Black Past & Presence (IAMSF) explores San Francisco’s social and cultural values and concerns through the lens of its Black natives, residents and leaders. The exhibition is a combination of photography, quotes, and mural illustration by its creator and curator, Jarrel Phillips, photographer Michole “Micholiano” Forks and muralist Sydney “Sage” Cain. The quotes are excerpts from 40+ film-documented and transcribed conversations between Phillips and his interviewees.

Through our conversations we are exchanging more than words. We share our ideas, values and experiences through the stories we tell. Our words have the power to connect us with one another and allow us to articulate our next move as we strive to revitalize and create a space that we all can call home in this microcosm of America.

“The stories we tell showcase what humanity’s all about because we are a part of humanity” – Thomas Simpson, AfroSolo Theater Company, Founder and Artistic Director

Highlighted Interviewees include: Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party; Sophie Maxwell, formerly on Board of Supervisors for District 10 and SF Democratic County Central Committee member; Devorah Major, San Francisco Poet Laureate; Dr. Joseph Marshall, SF Police Commissioner and Founder of Alive and Free.

Complimentary food and drinks will be served. This event is FREE and ALL are welcome!

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: Art & Museums
Address: 1650 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA

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