Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Hilton Hotel, hosted by the Chinese Culture Center (CCC)
750 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
VIP Dinner and Dessert Program $50 | $40 (early bird): 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Meet the artists, dinner prepared by Sita Bhaumik of People's Kitchen Collective, KSW award presentation. Reception included.
Dessert Program $30 | $25 (early bird): 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Jessica Hagedorn in discussion with Bernice Yeung, special performance by Ruby Ibarra
A limited number of early bird tickets are available until February 28, 2018.
KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP CELEBRATES 45 YEARS OF COMMUNITY, ART, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
VIP DINNER | WINE + DESSERT | A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA HAGEDORN |45 YEARS OF COMMUNITY & ART
Come celebrate 45 years of radical history with the Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), the oldest Asian Pacific American (APA) multidisciplinary arts organization in the country.
Building Legacies: 45 Years of Art and Resistance will include a VIP dinner, a reception where all attendees can enjoy dessert and a conversation between renowned novelist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn and award-winning journalist Bernice Yeung, plus a special performance by Bay Area rising star, rapper and poet, Ruby Ibarra. During the evening, we will also be honoring a contemporary APA artist who has contributed to KSW and exemplifies our core values rooted in social justice and cultural activism. This unique evening event is hosted by the Chinese Culture Foundation 750 Kearny Street, just a block away from the International Hotel, where KSW started.
During these politically charged times, KSW’s work remains more critical than ever. We continue to support a diverse range of powerful voices within the APA community. Over the years, we have supported emerging and established artists, including MacArthur-award-winning musician Vijay Iyer, San Francisco Poet Laureate Janice Mirikitani, and celebrated comedian Ali Wong. KSW’s history is rooted in the post-civil rights, women’s, counter-culture, and Third World liberation movements of the 1960s and ‘70s. Come support and just us for this special evening, and help us shape what the next 45 years will look like for KSW.