The People Speak
A documentary film
WHO: Lupe Fiasco and Rich Robinson
WHEN: 2PM on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
WHERE: Jack Adams Hall, SFSU
MORE INFO: Click here
On Wednesday December 2nd at 2 PM, LUPE FIASCO and RICH ROBINSON of THE BLACK CROWES will perform LIVE at Jack Adams Hall in an exclusive "sneak peak" of THE PEOPLE SPEAK for San Francisco State University students and faculty. Visit http://thepeoplespeaksanfranstate.eventbrite.com to reserve your FREE ticket.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK film uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice. Narrated by Howard Zinn and based on his best-selling books A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History, THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted. The film is produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, and features artists such as Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington and SFSU alumni Danny Glover and Benjamin Bratt.
Reserve a FREE ticket today at http://thepeoplespeaksanfranstate.eventbrite.com. All guests will also receive a FREE T-shirt designed by Shepard Fairey.
For more information about the film project itself http://www.thepeoplespeak.com/about.php
College of Ethnic Studies News
Ethnic Studies 40 years later, Race, Resistance and Relevance
An International Conference
WHEN: October 7th to 10th, 2009
WHERE: San Francisco State University
WE ARE STILL HERE, Dedication and Unveiling
Friday, November 20, 2009
11am - 3pm
Cesar Chavez Student Center
San Francisco State University
The Native American Mural was commissioned by the Cesar Chavez Student Center Governing Board and will be dedicated on November 20, 2009. The mural depicts community activism, self determination, resistance and survivance of Native American peoples, and the defense of native lands.
The mural themes include:
* The connection between the SF State Strike of 1968-69 and the occupation of Alcatraz.
* Self-determination and political struggle
* Ohlone tribal nation and other nations indigenous to the Bay Area
* Intertribal council of male and female leadership
* Genocide and Holocaust
* Exploitation and destruction of the land
Speak Out! In Defense of Public Education
A documentary on the impacts of the budget cuts to higher education in California.
The Question of Rights in U.S. Society
San Francisco Rights Conference
WHEN: Sept. 17th -18th
WHERE: San Francisco State University
Smile Foundation of India
A film about how the Smile Foundation promoting education as a means of effecting social change.
WHEN: Oct 1, 7:30 – 9:00p
WHERE: San Francisco State University
Asians and Queers United for Awareness (AQUA)
Weekly Meetings Fall 2009
WHEN: Mondays at 5-8pm
WHERE: SFSU, Rosa Parks F, Lower Conference Level, Cesar Chavez Student Center
2nd Annual Edward Said Distinguished Lecture Series
Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative
WHEN: October 29th, From 7:00pm-10:00pm,
WHERE: SFSU, Jack Adams Hall, Phone: 415.405.2668
Tenth International Conference On Diversity In Organizations, Comunities and Nations
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 19-21 July 2010
The Diversity Conference has a history of bringing together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The Conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society. Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience. The Conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in community. The Conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that 'diversity is good' to a much more nuanced account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalisation.
The tenth anniversary of the Diversity Conference will be marked in Belfast, a city both with a past marked by sectarian conflict and a rich heritage of diversity. In addition, ethnic minority communities have increased in number and size since the expansion of the European Union. Belfast, like many cities, continues to work to overcome old divisions.
As well as impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication.
Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this Conference, we also encourage you to present on the Conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the Conference website for further details.
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 8 October 2009. Future deadlines will be announced on the Conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website - http://www.Diversity-Conference.com/.
We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Belfast in July 2010.
CITY OF SF CULTURAL EVENTS
Kearny Street Workshop presents Apature 2009
Annual multidisciplinary arts festival showcasing works of Asian Pacific American Artists
WHEN: Sept 17 -26th, 2009
WHERE: Goforaloop Gallery, Poleng Lounge, Hotel Rex, VIZ Cinema, Intersection for the Arts.
COST: Most events $10 - $15, sliding scale at the door, Festival pass $30
Yerba Buena Gardens Cultural Events
• Mark Izu and Friends – Sept 17th, 2009, 12:30 to 1:30p - Asian American Jazz played on the acoustic bass and traditional Asian instruments.
• Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, Sept 26th, 1:00 to 2:30p – African-American music from this grammy-nominated percussion ensemble. www.cultu_ritagechoir.com
• Francisco Aguabella Latin Jazz Ensemble and the Bay Area Latin Jazz All-Stars,
Oct 4th, 12:30 -3:30p – Conga drums are featured in this Latin and Afro-Cuban musical.
• Maria Volonte, Latin Grammy nominee Tango Vocalist from Buenos Aires. Oct 1st, 12:30 – 1:30p
WHERE: The Yerba Buena Gardens events are held in the Esplanade.
AfroSolo Theatre Company’s 16th Annual Afro Solo Arts Festival
Featuring theatre, dance, music, spoken word and visual arts.
WHEN: Aug. 1st to Oct. 15th
WHERE: Performances take place in various locations.
Architecture and the City Film Series
Faubourge Treme – the Untold story of Black New Orleans
Faubourg Treme is the oldest black neighborhood in the U.S., birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and Jazz in the South.
WHEN: Sept 16th at 6pm,
WHERE: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, 415-362-7397
Encuentamiento: A night of Storytelling,
Stories, tales and anecdotes in the Latin American oral Tradition.
WHEN: Sept 17th at 7pm
WHERE: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, 415-821-1155
WHEN:Sept 19th & 20th, 11am -3pm.
WHERE: Four Seasons Restaurant, 731 Grant Avenue, 415-982-6303
19th Annual Autumn Moon Festival,
Pedestrian only Bazaar with multi-cultural entertainment, arts and crafts, moon cakes and more
WHEN: Sept 19th & 20th, 11am -6pm,
WHERE: Chinatown between Grant and Sutter Streets
2009 San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival,
One of the largest Dragon Boat Races in the world with 100 Boats and over 2,000 participants. The Festival also features entertainment, food and more.
WHEN: Sept 26th to 27th, 8am -5pm
WHERE: Treasure Island, 415-262-0155
The 15th Annual Arab Cultural Festival,
Numerous performers and visual artists along with food, crafts and other entertainment will be available at the festival. This is the largest Arab Cultural Festival in Northern California.
WHEN: Oct 11th, 12 noon -6p,
WHERE: Golden Gate Park County Fair Building at 9th and Lincoln.
Many different types of ships and boats dock in San Francisco Bay for viewing. The Blue Angels perform an aerial show each afternoon.
WHEN: Oct. 10th – 11th
WHERE: Viewing along the Piers, 415-705-5500
Castro Street Fair,
One of San Francisco’s largest and most original street fair. Crafts, food, entertainment and more to see at the Castro Street Fair.
WHEN: Oct 4th,
WHERE: Castro Street from Market to 18th.
San Francisco Jazz Festival,
The premier Jazz event in San Francisco with many International Jazz Artists.
WHEN: Oct. 31st – Nov. 21st,
WHERE: various venues, 415-398-5655
San Francisco Symphony,
The World Famous San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tillson Thomas will host the Mahler Festival from Sept. 16th –Oct. 3rd.
WHEN: Dates vary, check the website for actual dates and programs.
WHERE: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness, 415-552-8000
San Francisco Opera,
Operas performed this season include, Il Travatore, Salome, Daughter of the Regiment, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Il Trittico.
WHEN: Check the website for dates and programs
WHERE: San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness, 415-861-4008.
Folsom Street Fair,
Fun and Funky are words that describe the Folsom Street Fair. Food, entertainment, crafts and more can be found at the Folsom Street Fair.
WHEN: Sept. 27th,
WHERE: Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets, 510-861-3247.
34th Annual American Indian Film Festival,
The American Indian Film Institute is currently seeking film and video entries for the 34th annual American Indian Film Festival. As the nation's oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment, the American Indian Film Festival has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity.
WHEN: Nov 6th – 14th
WHERE: various venues,
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUMS
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Cross street: Civic Center Plaza
District: Civic Center
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. The museum's new home (the former SF Main Library) at Civic Center opened in 2003.
But we are more than just an art museum--we are your ticket to Asia. Here, you will travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.
Mission District Murals
Along 24th St
San Francisco, CA
About Mission District Murals
The Mission District is famous for its murals, huge painted scenes on the walls and facades of buildings, which are part of a long established tradition in our city. There are nearly 600 murals in San Francisco, with the richest concentration in this neighborhood.
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Cross street: 3rd Street
District: Union Square/San Francisco Centre
An international museum, based in San Francisco, MoAD is committed to showcasing the "best of the best" from the African Diaspora. To facilitate this, MoAD reaches out and initiates collaborative ventures with institutions of similar vision from around the world. Already, the museum has forged rich relationships with the British Museum, the Museum of African Art (NY), Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton, and the University of California Berkeley, amongst others.
San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society
Fort Mason Center, Building C
SF African American Historical & Cultural Society presents selected exhibits on African and/or African American artists and supports the expression of black culture through the visual arts. The African American Historical & Cultural Society operates the museum and gift shop at Fort Mason and the library and archives at the Center for African and African American Art and Culture.
762 Fulton St.
(Fulton @ Webster)
San Francisco, CA 94123
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Museum and its Mission
Since its founding in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. Throughout its history, the Museum has distinguished itself as a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts.
M.H. de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
Now through March 28, 2010 is the special exhibit on King Tut. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 am. - 6:30 pm. Contact The deYoung Museum for ticket information.
Special Walking Tour of Chinatown
The Tour will offer an overview of Chinese Culture, history and traditions, while walking through one of the oldest Chinatowns on the west coast. Sites visited will include temples, historical sites and of course, the Fortune Cookie Factory. The two hour tour starts at the Red Gate in Portsmouth Square at 10 am, on Saturday, October 10th.
Tour Presented by Janice Hom, she is a Docent for the Chinese Cultural Center, price per person $15.00, cash only
Contact Janice Hom at firstname.lastname@example.org