Film: The Mission, Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, 12/8/2022
6:30 - 7:30
Koret Auditorium
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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The Mission PosterA not to miss screening of The Mission, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. 


When COVID-19 hit, Valerie Tulier-Laiwa knew her neighborhood would be greatly affected. With the help of several childhood friends, she jumped into action to meet the needs of the Latino community and beyond. Her personal story isn't just what brought her here, it's what keeps her going.


Panelists include Valerie Tulier-Laiwa, community activist and coordinator of the Latino Task Force, Lydia Chávez, artist and executive editor of Mission Local and Hélène Goupill, filmmaker. 


The film is a collaboration with Mission Local, Still I Rise Films, Lydia Chávez, featuring the work of the Latino Task Force. Filmed and edited by Helene Goupil, Illustrations by Molley Olson, music by Javi Jiménez and sound mix by Lemon DeGeorge. 



Hélène Goupill - Website | Hélène Goupill - Twitter | Hélène Goupill - Instagram

Mission Local - Website | Mission Local - Twitter | Mission Local - Instagram

Still I Rise Films - Website | Still I Rise Films - Twitter | Still I Rise Films - Instagram

Lydia Chávez - Website | Lydia Chávez - Twitter | Lydia Chávez- Instagram

Latino Task Force - Website | Latino Task Force - Twitter | Latino Task Force - Instagram


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¡VIVA! at the Library is a celebration of Latinx heritage, cultures and traditions. San Francisco has a rich Latinx heritage that is highlighted in a diverse array of exciting programs for all ages, from Spanish/bilingual storytimes to cooking classes, author talks to art and cultural presentations.

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

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