*Celebrating Fabulous/Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities: A 40 Year Retrospective – For the past 40 years, San Francisco Bay Area lesbians with disabilities have been at the forefront of political, artistic and cultural change. Despite these significant accomplishments, most of this history has not been documented in any archive and is in danger of being lost. This exhibition will feature photographs, a memorial quilt, archival materials and more that demonstrate the innovative contributions by disabled lesbians in the areas of art, dance, politics, civil rights and access.
Exhibition: Through Nov. 23, 2010, Main Library, Sixth Floor, Skylight Gallery
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Related Programs: Women of the Quilt and our Lineages, Oct. 7, Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6 p.m.
Writing our Word, Speaking our Minds, Telling our Stories, Oct 14, Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6 p.m.
*Singgalot (The Ties that Bind) –
Celebrating 100 years of the Filipino American experience through a panel exhibition that includes over 100 photographs, images, and historical documents drawn from the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and personal collections, in order to tell the story of Filipino Americans. Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance and the Smithsonian Institution.
Exhibition: Through Oct. 24, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)Related Displays:
Black and Brown Images – Political cartoons of African Americans and Filipinos during the Philippine American War. Presented by the Library’s African American and Filipino American centers, Through Oct. 31, Main Library, Third Floor, International Center
Filipinos in San Francisco – The history of Filipinos in San Francisco, depicted in photographs dating back to the early 1900s. Presented by the Filipino American Center, Through Oct. 31, Main Library, Third Floor, International Center. Related Programs:
Author Reading of Shadow of Doubt, Oct. 13, Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Theatre Performance, Oct 16, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 3-5:30 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippine American War, Oct 23, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 2-4 p.m.
Soul Shadows: Buffalo Soldiers and Jazz in the Philippines, Oct. 23, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 12-1:30 p.m.
Other Exhibition Areas in the Library
*Iris Chang and her Unfinished Dream
- At the age of 26, Iris Chang set out to discover the long-buried truth of the events leading up to and during the Rape of Nanking, a six-week period in World War II during which the Japanese Imperial Army captured the old Chinese capital and sought to establish control of the city. At the six-year anniversary of Iris Chang’s death, the San Francisco Public Library and the Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition invite the public to learn about this young woman’s life and examine the moral courage it takes for one person to seek out the truth.
Exhibit: Oct. 2, 2010 through Dec. 2, 2010, Main Library, Third Floor, Chinese Center100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Related Program: Film Screening: Iris Chang--The Rape of Nanking, Oct 17, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
*AfroSolo Arts Festival 17 Presents: United in Peace – Artists Leading the Way – A mixed media group show exploring the theme of peace in its many facets. In a world that is increasingly in conflict, the goal is to use the exhibit to uplift, inform and inspire. The overall intention of the exhibit expresses the belief in visual artists’ ability to envision, promote and celebrate peace.
Exhibit: Through Oct. 15, 2010, Main Library, Third Floor, African American Center100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
California Delta: Rural Charms and Natural Beauty - Photos by Rich Turner - Award-winning photographer Rich Turner is known for his long-term commitment to documenting the Delta area for more than 30 years. He has captured the Delta in both color and black & white images and memorialized its diversity and breathtaking beauty. This is a Green Stacks exhibit.Exhibit: Through Oct. 7, 2010, Main Library, Fifth Floor, Wallace Stegner Environmental Center100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
*Bahâ – Stylized paintings by Bren Bataclan depict the severe flood that hit Manila and other provinces in the Philippines in September 2009. Baha portrays the heroism, resilience and compassion of the Filipino people during this seemingly insurmountable ordeal. Display: Through Oct. 28, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Library Café Display Cases100 Larkin Street (at Grove)