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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
6:00 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, The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, directorial consultant and dramaturg Kim Euell, and filmmakers 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:

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
The Henry L. Hecht Family Fund
Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Emily Scott
ACLU of Northern California
California Teachers Association
Leftwich Event Specialists, Inc.
Sheppard Mullin
George and Debora Woods
Altshuler Berzon LLP
James Finberg and Melanie Piech
David Oppenheimer and Marcy Kates
Barry and Sandy Goldstein
Cheryl and Charles Ward
John Crew
Michael Harris
Vanessa Holton
American Constitution Society
The Impact Fund
Willie and Robert Demmons
Lei-Chala Wilson
Hector Preciado and Trina Villanueva
Joyce Hicks and Eric Behrens
Connie Cagampang Heller and Jonathan Heller

HOST COMMITTEE (in formation): Abdi Soltani; Alicia Garza; Amy Everitt; Barbara Rodgers; Bill Wick and Barbara Maco; Celinda Lake; Cheryl and Charles Ward; Cheryl Stevens; Dale Minami; Daniel Tellalian; David Berger; Debbie Lee and Bill Tamayo; Dr. Curtis J. Perry; Dr. George Woods; Drucilla Ramey and Marvin Stender; Elaine Elinson and Rene CiriaCruz; Emily Scott; Gary Greenfield and Reesa Tansey; Gloria Steinem; Hector Preciado and Trina Villanueva; Henry L. Hecht; Hon. Thelton Henderson; Jane and Howard Moore; Karen Bell Francois; Kate Kendell; Kelly McCreary and Pete Chatmon; Lateefah Simon; Lei-Chala Wilson; Leslie Proll; Monika Kalra Varma and Anurag Varma; Pam Moore; Paula and Charles Collins; Renel Brooks-Moon; Rev. Diana McDaniel; Robert Harris; Sam Waterston; Sara Campos; Sergio Garcia; Shauna Marshall and Robert Hirsch; Valerie McGinty; Willie and Robert Demmons.

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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