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Summer 2019 Events


June 29: Priced Out

When: Wed June 19, 7 – 8:30 PM

Where: Bernal Branch Library500 Cortland Ave.

Q&A with Directors/Writers/Exec. Producers Joseph Smooke & Dyan Ruiz

Priced Out, a 6-part animated series produced by [], is in response to the increasingly polarized debate about why nearly everyone is struggling to afford the price of housing.

Communities and organizations fighting displacement have been asking for years for a simple story that will help turn the tide. Priced Out is engaging, comprehensive and will change how people understand solutions to housing affordability.

Co-presented with Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema.

July 10: Sidewalk Cinema in Fern Alley

When: Wed July 10, 6:30 – 9 PM

Where: Fern Alley, San Francisco

Featuring: Live spinet piano performance and Q&A with Mauro Ffortissimo and Dean Mermell of Sunset Piano

An afterparty at Lush Lounge will immediately follow the event.

Sidewalk Cinema is a pilot collaboration with the Lower Polk Community Benefit District to bring free, public outdoor cinema to the newly renovated Fern Alley in the Lower Polk neighborhood of SF.

Check out the writeup about this event in Hoodline!

July 14: Livable City’s 2019 Livability Summit

When: Sun July 1410 AM – 3 PM

Where: The Chapel at 777 Valencia Street

Taking place during Sunday Streets Mission, Livable City’s 2019 Livability Awards Brunch & Summit is your chance to see Sunday Streets from the inside out, socialize, savor a cocktail, experience thought-provoking discussions, and enjoy 1+ miles of car-free fun all in the same day!

SFUFF Founder Fay Darmawi is on the board of Livable City and will be moderating a panel on shared mobility from 12:15 – 1 PM.

This panel is part of the FREE public program. RSVP via Eventbrite, where you can also purchase tickets for the VIP experience, including entrance to the VIP Brunch Reception with delicious brunch bites, hosted mimosa bar, and private lounge access all day.

July 16: 50 Years of Whitney Young Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

When: Tues July 16, 6 – 8 PM 

Where: AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

Followed by filmmaker Q&A with Taylor Hamilton, Director / Producer. Moderated by Fay Darmawi, Founder and Executive Producer, SFUFF

Join us for this film screening of “The Power Broker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights” (2013; 55 min) as part of the ongoing programs during the “50 Years After Whitney Young Jr.” exhibition. During the 1960s, as the executive director of the National Urban League, Whitney Young was one of the few African Americans who had the ear of those who controlled the levers of power: Fortune 500 CEOs, governors, senators, and presidents. He used these relationships to gain better access to employment, education, housing, and healthcare for African Americans, other minorities, and those in need.

His unique position and approach earned him praise, but also scorn from the Black Power movement for being too close to the white establishment. While he is less known today than other leaders of the era because of the behind-the-scenes nature of his work, Young’s legacy and influence are still felt profoundly.

Co-presenters: SF Urban Film Fest, American Institute of Architects – San Francisco Chapter (AIASF), National Organization of Minority Architects – Bay Area Chapter (SFNOMA) 

RSVP and view more on the AIASF website.

Check back for more schedule updates, and save the date for our next season in February 2020!

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