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Past Event

The Art of Resistance in the Bay Area

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 set of challenges, protest art is experiencing a renaissance in the Bay Area. With the click of a mouse, movement artists are engaging new audiences on a whole new 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.


This program is sold out; no tickets will be sold at the door

This event is the latest in the San Francisco Foundation’s series on People, Place and Power.

This panel is proudly sponsored by the Bay Area Leads Fund of the San Francisco Foundation.

San Francisco Foundation

March 28, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Hiroshi Kashiwagi

95-year-old Nisei, Incarcerated in U.S. Internment Camp; Actor; Author, Starting From Loomis and Other Stories

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Favianna Rodriguez

Interdisciplinary Artist; Political Activist; Executive Director, CultureStrike, a national arts organization advocating for migrants' rights

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Cat Brooks

Performer; Activist; Co-founder, Anti Police-Terror Project

Image - Jose Navarrete

José Navarrete

Dancer; Activist; Producer, Live Arts in Resistance, Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland

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Mina Kim

Anchor and Host, KQED — Moderator


5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program