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Panel: Changemakers: African Americans in San Francisco Who Made a Difference

Sunday, 9/18/2022
2:00 - 3:30
Koret Auditorium
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This is a hybrid event. Registration is required for Zoom attendance. Registration is recommended for in-person attendance, but seats are available first come, first served.

Celebrate the legacy of African American heroes highlighted in the book Changemakers: Biographies of African Americans Who Made a Difference.  

Researched, written and edited by the University of San Francisco’s Martín-Baró Scholars and Esther Madríz Diversity Scholars from 2015-2019, the book is based on the “Inspiration” murals of 95 inspiring African Americans on the five exterior walls of the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the Western Addition. The murals were painted by Josef Norris in 1999. 

Hear from a panel of special guest Changemakers who exemplify Black excellence, plus organizers and former students from Engage San Francisco, part of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and Common Good at the University of San Francisco, who initiated and supported the project.  

Learn more about the project on the Changemakers Blog.

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Presented in partnership with the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and Common Good at the University of San Francisco and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.


Engage with your favorite writers and discover your next read.

Learn more about local history.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Black community.


This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.


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