12:00 - 1:00
Renowned writer Alice Walker and Dr. Sheryl Davis, Executive Director of San Francisco Human Rights Commission, discuss Sweet People Are Everywhere, Walker’s new illustrated children’s book celebrating community, humanity and globalism. Program includes a reading of the book and conversation with two inspiring voices of hope and creativity.
Alice Walker is a distinguished author and activist who has written dozens of books, including novels, poems, essays, short stories and children’s books. She was the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Color Purple, which also won The National Book Award in 1983. More than fifteen million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages. As an activist, Walker focuses on inequality, poverty and injustice.
Appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee, Dr. Sheryl Davis is Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Previously, Dr. Davis was Executive Director of Collective Impact, a community-based nonprofit organization in San Francisco's Western Addition, where she oversaw Mo’MAGIC, Magic Zone and the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. Director Davis is a passionate advocate for radical racial equity and educational opportunities, and is the creator of the Everybody Reads program.