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SF Gay Men's Chorus: Memory Keepers Initiative

The first of four Memory Keepers Initiative programs from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus was moderated by Donna Sachet, who is affectionately known as the First Lady of the Castro. Donna was joined by Derek Barnes, a local activist, media columnist and member of several LGBTQ+ Boards of Directors; Selisse Berry, the lesbian activist and founder of Out and Equal; and SF Empress Alexis Miranda, the entertainer and Latino activist.

The talk was recorded on January 11, 2024 at the Chan National Queer Arts Center, the home of SFGMC.

The Memory Keepers Initiative is an oral history project intended to uplift and preserve the stories of our visionary LGBTQ+ elders. By doing so, we hope to foster intergenerational connection among LGBTQ+ communities and our allies, as well as inspire a bigger, brighter future by learning and understanding our history.

Memory Keepers Initiative is produced by The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Christopher Verdugo, CEO and Jacob Stensberg, Artistic Director. The producer of Memory Keepers Initiative is Scott Walton.