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News from the San Francisco Foundation: "The Art of Resistance in the Bay Area"
March 13, 2018

Save the Date - March 28
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The Art of Resistance
In the Bay Area

Join us on Wednesday, March 28, for "The Art of Resistance in the Bay Area," a conversation with four renowned Bay Area artists who have worked in various mediums across social justice movements.

From the beat of the drum to the stroke of the brush to the power of the spoken word, art has been central to the Bay Area’s long history of activism. It’s those movements that have partnered closely with artists that have had some of the strongest ripples–from immigrant rights to the LGBTQ pride movement. In its many forms, art has the power to touch hearts, change minds, and strengthen communities during difficult times.

Today, as we face a new wave of challenges, protest art is experiencing a renaissance in the Bay Area. With the click of a mouse, movement artists are engaging audiences on a whole different set of platforms. Join the San Francisco Foundation, together with some of the Bay Area’s most renowned “artivists,” to discuss the role of art in today’s social justice movements.

Wednesday, March 28

5:30 PM Check-In
6:30 PM Program
7:30 PM Reception

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
(new headquarters!)

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KQED anchor Mina Kim will moderate the conversation, featuring:
  • Cat Brooks, Performer; Activist; Co-founder, Anti Police-Terror Project
  • Hiroshi Kashwagi, 95-year-old Nisei, Incarcerated in U.S. Internment Camp; Actor; Author
  • José Navarrete, Dancer; Activist; Producer, Live Arts in Resistance, Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland
  • Favianna Rodriguez, Interdisciplinary Artist; Political Activist; Executive Director, CultureStrike

This event is the latest in our series on People, Place, and Power,
which is made possible by the Bay Area Leads Fund.
The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400 |  San Francisco, CA 94111 | 415.733.8500 |

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