Sanctuary Rising

Event has passed (Tue Apr 24, 2018 - Tue Apr 24, 2018)
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Film / Television, Lecture / Discussion


film and panel
Sanctuary Rising
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, Koret Auditorium

Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Event Starts: 6:00 p.m.

Organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission in partnership with the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs, Sanctuary Rising features a film screening by documentary film Director Theo Rigby followed by an expert panel addressing the history of the Sanctuary movement in San Francisco. The film and panelists will speak to the dramatic story of how San Francisco became a Sanctuary City in the 1980s and how faith-based Sanctuary work is being enacted today in the Bay Area and throughout the country. Panelists include: Art Agnos, former Mayor of San Francisco; Jose Artiga, Executive Director, SHARE El Salvador; Deborah Lee, Executive Director, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity; Michael Pappas (moderator), Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council; and Eileen Purcell, Labor organizer and SF sanctuary movement co-founder; and Theo Rigby.

This program is organized as part of Sanctuary City, a multiyear series of exhibitions and public programs featuring artists exploring San Francisco’s status as a Sanctuary City.