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Sights & Sounds of Bayview: A Night of Storytelling | SF

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Joseph Lee Recreation Center | 1395 Mendell St, San Francisco, CA

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The remarkable people who live, work, and have a positive impact on San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood will be celebrated at “Sights and Sounds of Bayview” on Friday, June 19, 2015. It’s a free evening of storytelling, live music and performances, and an opportunity to meet the the broad diversity of people that make up Bayview.

Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.

Radio producers, photographers, and videographers have spent much of the last year in the Bayview, learning what brings community together. Their stories will be presented in live performance on stage at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center. The event will take place in conjunction with the monthly 3rd on Third neighborhood arts celebration.

Get there when doors open at 5:45 p.m. You’ll have a chance to check out beautiful photographs from the featured stories, meet the great folks of Bayview and storytellers, and move to the beats DJ X-1 will be dropping. Then settle in for the free, hour-and-half, multimedia storytelling show.


  • 5:45-6:45 pm: DJ X1 dropping beats, photography exhibit, photobooth, and community groups tabling
  • 7-8:30 pm: Sights and Sounds of Bayview live storytelling show


  • A deeply rooted sisterhood thrives in a long standing after-school program called GIRLS 2000. Producer Mwende Hahesy and photographer Astra Brinkmann bring you what they witnessed.
  • San Francisco youth learn to take flight at Bayview’s Zaccho Dance Theatre. Producer Todd Whitney, photographer TaSin Sabir, and videographer Liz Mak captured them in action.
  • Amid rising tensions between the well-established African-American community and the more recent Chinese immigrants in Bayview Hunters Point, local activist Eddy Zheng is organizing a historical tour to explore some common roots and shared characteristics of these two ethnic groups. Producer Kyung Jin Lee and photographer Astra Brinkmann take you on a tour with Eddy.
  • Islais Creek has long been a dumping ground for San Francisco’s industrial waste, sewage and runoff. But a group of activists are trying to turn the backwater into a thriving park and gateway into nature for Bayview residents. Producer Joaquin Palomino and photographer TaSin Sabir get in kayaks to tell you this story.
  • The Idriss Stelley Foundation has worked for more than a decade to not only take political action against police brutality but also to help affected families recover. Producer Rachel Wong and photographer Kevin Jones bring you this transformative story.
  • The Community Youth Center’s Bayview Youth Advocates train young people in the neighborhood to address difficult topics and become future leaders of the community. Producer Liz Mak and photographer Kevin Jones follow these students as they hold their annual Youth Summit.

San Francisco’s KALW (91.7 FM) brings you this program made possible with funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Club / DJ, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Address: 1395 Mendell St, San Francisco, CA