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‘Remembering 1619’ Artistic Presentation: EJS's 19th Anniversary Event

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SFJAZZ

201 Franklin St

San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Equal Justice Society’s year-long Remembering 1619 observance marks the 400th anniversary of the advent of slavery in the United States.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 pm.
SFJAZZ Center

On August 20, 2019, the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Joanna Haigood and Zaccho Dance Theatre, actor Steven Anthony Jones, vocalist Faye Carol, directorial consultant and dramaturg Kim Euell, and film producers Cheo Tyehimba Taylor and David Goldberg will present the debut of a stirring work about 400 years of struggle, triumph, grief, excellence, and resilience experienced by people of African descent here in the United States.

The performance will cover the 400 years in four acts:
Act I: Arrival
Act II: Chattel Slavery
Act III: Reconstruction and Jim Crow
Act IV: The Modern Age

This artistic presentation is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

Henry L. Hecht Family Fund
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
ACLU of Northern California
Sheppard Mullin
Altshuler Berzon LLP
James Finberg & Melanie Piech
David Oppenheimer and Marcy Kates
Michael Harris
American Constitution Society
The Impact Fund
Vanessa Holton

Learn more about our Remembering 1619 observance at https://remembering1619.org. For information about sponsorships, contact Anna Basallaje at abasallaje@equaljusticesociety.org.


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