San Francisco Stories: The Harlem of the West
- EVT 925
- Mar 16
- 7:30 pm
- CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center
No Registration Required
In this presentation, Watts and Silva will bring that lost era back to life, and examine the policy decisions that led to its demise. As San Francisco again undergoes dramatic transformations today, their reflection on a nearly forgotten cultural history can help us to appreciate the glories of San Francisco’s past while also suggesting solutions to its current challenges.
Elizabeth Pepin Silva, Filmmaker; Journalist; Photographer Elizabeth Pepin Silva is an Emmy Award–winning filmmaker, journalist, and photographer who contributed to the PBS documentary The Fillmore and served as the writer for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s Fillmore Sidewalk and Plaza Project as well as the Fillmore Center’s Historical Panel Project. She is the co-author of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era.
Lewis Watts, Professor Emeritus of Art, UC Santa Cruz Lewis Watts’ photographic documentation has focused on African-American migration and has been exhibited at many venues, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. He is the co-author of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era.
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