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.
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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.
Dr. Sheryl Evans Davis is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC). Director Davis previously served as Commissioner between 2011 and 2016, including a tenure as Vice Chair of the Commission. Prior to joining the HRC, Director Davis was Executive Director of Collective Impact, a community-based organization in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. During her tenure at Collective Impact, Director Davis forged private and public sector partnerships to provide critical health and social services to historically underserved communities across San Francisco.