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Past Event

Lavender Talks: Racism in the Castro

Join San Francisco Pride and The Commonwealth Club for the latest edition of Lavender Talks, a moderated panel discussion emceed by Michelle Meow (host of "The Michelle Meow Show" and a former president of the SF Pride Board of Directors).

In this program, we'll look at racism and discrimination in the Castro, San Francisco's world-famous LGBTQ district. 


This is a free program; please consider making a donation during registration to support our online program production

This event is online-only; register to receive a link to the live stream program

In association with San Francisco Pride 

Made possible by the generous support of Gilead and Comcast

Gilead Pride Alliance and Comcast

And thanks to San Francisco Pride Legacy Partners:
Bud Light
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
KPIX 5 CBS Bay Area
Kaiser Permanente
GLBT Historical Society
Parc 55 San Francisco

Main image background photo by Max Templeton

September 3, 2020

United States

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Afrika America
Social Justice Activist; San Francisco’s DIVALICIOUS Drag Performer
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Eric Phanngavong
Hospitality Events Manager; Bay Area Native
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Andrea Shorter
Commissioner, Commission on the Status of Women; Co-Founder “...And Castro for All”; Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition; political strategist; Columnist, SF Bay Times
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Stephen Torres
Interim Secretary, Castro LGBTQ Cultural District; Freelance Writer; Bartender, Twin Peaks Tavern
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Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW/KPIX TV and Online Radio; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Twitter @msmichellemeow—Host

noon–1 p.m. (Pacific Time) program