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Screening & Discussion: The Untold Story of Betty Reid Soskin

Screening & Discussion: The Untold Story of Betty Reid Soskin

Tuesday, February 20 Β· 5 - 7:30pm PST

Betty Reid Soskin is best known as America’s oldest park ranger. But an upcoming film explores her early years as a singer-songwriter.

This free event will showcase a 20-minute work sample for an exciting forthcoming documentary Sign My Name to Freedom, a feature-length film about Betty Reid Soskin that takes her famed work as the country's oldest national park ranger as a jumping off point, and then explores her hidden life as a singer/songwriter in the 1960s, and her family's experiences confronting Jim Crow style workplace and residential housing segregation in the Bay Area.

Though she kept her life as a singer-songwriter hidden for more than 50 years, Betty, 102, wants to share that work, and her autobiographical songs, with the world during her lifetime.

Film director Bryan Gibel and his crew have been working with Betty and her family members for eight years to capture her story and bring this documentary to completion.

In addition to previewing a sample of the film, come for a Q & A with Bryan Gibel and other members of the team. You can also help ensure the project reaches completion through acrowdfunding campaign.

Don't miss this opportunity for a sneak peak at a documentary in progress that sheds light on the struggles and triumphs of iconic Betty Reid Soskin.

It's free, and all happening at our pop-up event space in San Francisco.

πŸ“ 220 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 2 blocks from BART/MUNI
πŸšͺ Doors open at 5
🎀 Event starts at 6
πŸ• Free pizza from Joyride Pizza
🍷 Refreshments for donation β€” cash or Paypal only
πŸ†“ The event is free with an RSVP

KALW @ 220 Montgomery
Free
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM on Tue, 20 Feb 2024
KALW @ 220 Montgomery
220 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94104