7:00 - 9:00
Animate your imagination with the Bay Area's third annual Night of Ideas!
Gathering Bay Area thinkers, community leaders, artists and visionaries, this year's edition of the festive all-night library takeover will stream to your home. But even as we remain safely apart, how do we close the distance?
After a year that has created or exacerbated so many kinds of distance—physical and metaphorical—among us, we've invited these voices to share ideas and creative visions that can bring us closer together. How do we close the distances we face between each other? How do we close the distance toward a more just and vibrant Bay Area?
Join us to explore a program representing a breadth of the wider Bay Area's diverse thought and expression, including:
- Corrina Gould, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust
- Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project
- Moy Eng, Community Arts Stabilization Trust
- Roberto Hernandez, Latino Task Force
- Naima Dean, San Francisco Public Library & City of Mill Valley DEI Task Force
- Nikiko Masumoto, Masumoto Family Farm
- Amira Yahyaoui, Al Bawsala
Spoken Word and Multimedia
- Chapter 510
- Favianna Rodriguez, artist and activist
- Lycée Français de San Francisco
- Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco Poet Laureate
- Tucker Nichols, artist
- YR Media
- Youth Speaks
- Antoine Hunter and Urban Jazz Dance Company
- Destiny Arts
- Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
- VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! And Work MORE!
For more information and full list of speakers, panelists and performers, visit nightofideassf.com
NIGHT OF IDEAS is produced in connection with LA NUIT DES IDÉES, a project of the Institut Français, Paris. Night of Ideas is an annual event dedicated to the free circulation of ideas and knowledge, initiated and coordinated by the Institut français in Paris.
The event is made possible by the support of the City and County of San Francisco, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, French American Cultural Society, Consulate General of France in San Francisco as well as AbbVie through its ongoing support of KQED. La Nuit des Idées is a project of the Institut Français.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: Captions and American Sign Language interpreters from Bay Area Communication Access will be available during the livestream event.
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