What: Opening Reception for I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence
When: Thursday, Dec. 7th from 6-9pm
Where: SF State Associated Students Art Gallery. 1650 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA //
Located in the Cesar Chavez Student Center
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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, collage, and mural illustration by its creator and curator, Jarrel Phillips, photographer Michole “Micholiano” Forks and muralist Sydney “Sage” Cain. Exhibition panels designed by Christine Joy Ferrer. The quotes are excerpts from 40+ film-documented and transcribed conversations between Phillips and his interviewees. And the collages were created by youth so that they may share a piece of their stories as well.

IAMSF will have its FREE opening reception on December 7th from 6-9pm so come through. We have food and a special tap dancing performance by Urban Funk Machine who you’ve probably seen before near Powell Bart where he street performs on the daily. IAMSF will be on exhibit from December 7th, 2017 to February 28th, 2018.

Featured Artists/Storytellers:
Dr. Amos C. Brown; Ahmad Jones; Aliyah Dunn-Salhuddin; Alma Robinson; Dr. Andrew Jolivette; Emory Douglas; Sophie Maxwell; Dr. Joseph Marshall; Thea Matthews; Virginia Jourdan; Kali O’ray; Stewart Shaw; Blanche Brown; Bongo Sidibe; Ras K’dee; Carol Tatum; Edward Jackson; Isiah Ball; Joanna Haigood; Maya Rogers; Liz Jackson-Simpson; Marco Senghor; Megan Dickey; Sydney “Sage” Cain; Sabrina Lawrence; Dr. Toye Moses, Theo Ellington; Thomas Simpson; Wanda Holland-Greene; Jacqueline Francis; Wanda Sabir; William Rhodes; Michael Ross; Rhiannon MacFayden; Devorah Major; Gregory Harden; Virginia Marshall; Xavier “Chavi Lopez” Schmidt; Tania Santiago; Samoel “Urubu Malandro” Domingos; Halima Marshall; Careem Conley; Mohammed Bilal; Kristine Mays; Michole “Micholiano” Forks; Katherine Connell; Mark Harris; Assata Conley; Francine Shakir; Jamila Turalba-Khalil; Malik Turalba-Khalil; Seneca Jackson; Ruby Jasmine; Madison Moody; Kairi Hand; Zylah Coleman; Vievon Coleman; Diyari Vander Linden; Zade Vander Linden; Asha Romesburg; Jess Clarke; Christine Joy Ferrer; Kheven LaGrone