POWER IN PLACE PARTY! Thursday, Sept 22, 5:00 - 7:30 pm City College

Official Release Party for the new issue of Race, Poverty & the Environment.

Thursday, Sept 22,
5:00 - 7:30 pm
City College
50 Phelan Avenue

San Francisco

I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence Exhibition Reception + Release Party for Race, Poverty and Environment (RP&E), “Power in Place”
AT: City College of San Francisco—Rosenberg Library: 3rd Floor Atrium and Room 305—50 Phelan Avenue


Enjoy conversation and refreshments  while viewing the exhibition. Email rsvp@reimaginerpe.org.



Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco Ocean Ave. campus. Room 305 for panel, presentations, and performances. 3rd floor atrium display area for refreshments and socializing. Hosted by the City College Library Exhibition Program, sponsored by the African American Studies Department and Black Student Union at CCSF, with the collaboration of Reimagine! Movements Making Media, publisher of RP&E; Save City College; AVE (Access Via Exposure). The “I Am San Francisco” exhibit is a recipient of Southern Exposure Gallery’s 2016 “Alternate Exposure” grant.

The City College of San Francisco Rosenberg Library (CCSF) will host a joint reception for the mixed media exhibition I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence and a release party for “Power in Place” the latest issue of Race, Poverty and Environment (RP&E)—the national journal for social and environmental justice published by Reimagine!. This event will take place at the 3rd floor atrium and room 305 of CCSF’s Rosenberg Library at 50 Phelan Avenue from 5 PM to 7:30 PM on September 22, 2016.

The public is invited to join us for exhibition viewing, refreshments, presentations and performances. San Francisco Poet Laureate, Devorah Major and many other artists and contributors to the project will perform.

About the Exhibit

Created and curated by Jarrel Phillips, founder of AVE, the exhibit explores how black life in San Francisco presents itself through culture, art and organization, both historically and currently, using visual art, commentary and personal reflections from city residents and community leaders. It features art from the Three Point Nine Collective, an association of black artists, curators, and art writers based in San Francisco of which Phillips is also a member. CCSF also commissioned, Three Point Nine member, Sydney “Sage” Cain to do a site-specific window installation for the exhibition installed on the atrium windows.

The exhibit is a continuation of I AM SAN FRANCISCO: (Re)collecting the Homes of Native Black San Franciscans curated by Kheven LaGrone, which was presented earlier this year at the San Francisco Main Public Library and featured in Alive! the previous issue of RP&E.

Reimagine!’s latest RP&E issue Power in Place features excerpts from I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence.  Together the exhibits seek to make visible the significance, depth and diversity of black life and culture in San Francisco in response to the overwhelming impression that it has faded away. In the words of James Baldwin, “We are the San Francisco that no one talks about.”

Featured Artists/Storytellers include:

Ahmad Jones, Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, Alma Robinson, Assata Conley, Blanche Brown, Bongo Sidibe, Careem Conley, Carol Tatum, Christine Joy Ferrer, Devorah Major, Dr. Amos C. Brown, Dr. Andrew Jolivette, Dr. Joseph Marshall, Dr. Toye Moses, Theo Ellington, Edward Jackson, Emory Douglas, Gregory Harden, Halima Marshall, Isiah Ball, Jacqueline Francis, Jamila Turalba-Khalil, Jess Clarke, Joanna Haigood, Kali O’ray, Katherine Connell, Kheven LaGrone, Kristine Mays, Liz Jackson-Simpson, Madison Moody, Malik Turalba-Khalil, Marco Senghor, Mark Harris, Maya Rodgers, Megan Dickey, Michael Ross, Michole “Micholiano” Forks, Mohammed Bilal, Ras K’dee, Rhiannon MacFadyen, Ruby Jasmine, Sabrina Lawrence, Samoel “Urubu Malandro” Domingos, Seneca Jackson, Sophie Maxwell, Stewart Shaw, Sydney “Sage” Cain, Tania Santiago, Thea Matthews, Thomas Simpson, Virginia Jourdan, Virginia Marshall, Wanda Holland-Greene, Wanda Sabir, William Rhodes, Xavier “Chavi Lopez” Schmidt,

The reception is sponsored by the African American Studies Department and Black Student Union at CCSF and Save City College.

I AM SAN FRANCISCO, a recipient of Southern Exposure’s 2016 Alternate Exposure grant, is presented by the social justice-focused City College Library Exhibition Program, which addresses the interests and concerns of the CCSF community.  The exhibit is currently on display on the 3rd and 4th floor atrium galleries of the Rosenberg Library of CCSF through November 3, 2016. 

For further detail, contact Jarrelp@gmail.com, editor@friendsofrpe.org or visit www.ccsf.edu/en/library/library-services/exhibitions.html