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Sights and Sounds of Bayview event on Sept. 19!


KALW is proud to partner with the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) to present the Sights and Sounds of Bayview: a live radio event hosted by Crosscurrents’ own Hana Baba and featuring stories about the remarkable people who live, work, and make a positive impact in the neighborhood. Join us on Thursday, September 19th at 7pm at the beautiful and historic Bayview Opera House for an evening of storytelling, live music, and local food and drink. KALW reporters have spent the past several months documenting eight of these stories with both recorders and cameras. Here’s a brief glimpse of who you’ll meet:

- A congregation of former gang members turned clergymen who feel called by Christ to help young men leave violent street life, by independent producer Christopher Johnson.

- Bayview native Raquel Miller, who transformed herself from street-fighting teen to Olympic hopeful, by independent producer and Snap Judgment contributor Mitzi Mock.

- A neighborhood organization pushing for safer streets and stronger community that has blossomed into the Quesada Gardens Initiative, by KALW reporter Jen Chien.

- A group of Bayview seniors who find support, friendship, and a healthy dose of movement at their weekly dance class, by KALW reporter Leila Day.

- Juana Tello follows in her parents’ footsteps by organizing working class communities of color as a youth organizer with People Organized to Win Employment Rights, by SFAC arts administrator and producer Cristal Fiel.

- Food Guardian Kenneth Hill, who helps ensure Bayview residents have access to healthy foods, and the knowledge to live happy lives, by KALW reporter NinnaGaensler-Debs.

-“Toxic Tour” guide Tracy Zhu, who will give you a lesson in San Francisco’s history, sustainable development, and environmental justice, all from her bicycle, by KALW reporter and independent reporter Laura Flynn.

- The Bayview YMCA’S James Martin, who launched the Fatherhood Program to empower young men to become the best parent they can be, by Laura Flynn.


This event is made possible  with funding from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which is part of a two-year funding commitment from the SFPUC for arts enrichment in the community generated by the City’s Arts Enrichment Ordinance.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater

4705 3rd Street at Oakdale Ave.

5:30-7 p.m. Soulful blues musician Pat Wilder and the Serious Business, local food and drink vendors

7-8:30 p.m. Live radio stories about Bayview residents

Parking: Limited parking behind the Bayview Opera House and secure parking at Super Save Market at 3rd Street and McKinnon Ave. with a FREE trolley to the Bayview Opera House.

RSVP on our Facebook event page here!