This program serves as part of the culmination of the work SFUFF has been doing as Artists-In-Residence at YBCA.
As powerful forces continually reshape cities and uproot communities, there are pockets of resiliency where people continue to pass on traditions, preserve culture, maintain roots, and simultaneously inspire and cultivate youth to create new art and participate in grass roots movements.
The Bayview Hunters-Point neighborhood and Bahama Village in Key West, Florida may seem about as different as two neighborhoods can get. But as we will uncover together, the connection between the two places illuminates the urgent race against time that we see in historically Black communities across the country. The other key similarity is both communities are utilizing the power of intergenerational art strategies to successfully cultivate resiliency and staying power.
This program will examine how arts programs that engage youth and elders create resilient institutions that prevail even as neighborhood dynamics change. We will highlight the important and innovative work of two organizations, the Bahama Village Music Program and the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center, in sustaining places where generations come home – and ask can these models be replicated elsewhere and what would it take?
To join in-person in San Francisco at the Dr. George Davis Senior Center, register for an in-person ticket on this page. Arrive at 3:15 for a pre-show reception. This event takes place outdoors, so make sure to dress accordingly. Masks are required at all times indoors, and outdoors while not eating or drinking.
To protect the health and safety of our senior residents at the Center, who will be given priority to attend this event, a limited amount of in-person tickets are available to the public. We’d love to have you join in person, and please cancel your registration if you’re unable to make it. Virtual tickets are available as an alternative.
To join in-person in Key West at Tropic Cinema, please register HERE.
To join the event virtually, register for a virtual ticket on this page.
Curation by Fay Darmawi, Kristal Çelik, and Susie Smith
Executive Director, Bahama Village Music Program
Artist and Director of Intergenerational Program, Bayview Senior Services
Mini docs about several murals located in Bayview Hunters Point SF that depict the neighborhoods everyday heroes.
Southernmost – Celebrating Key West’s Black History
A video corrugating some of the voices still remaining in Bahama village (in 2019).
A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.