Shared Spaces: Addressing San Francisco's Homeless Crisis through the Arts

Event has passed (Fri Nov 16, 2018 - Fri Nov 16, 2018)
ODC Theater
07:00 PM
Activism / Cause, Art
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San Francisco Opera, Compass Family Services, & Community Housing Partnership present a community conversation on the application of civic practices to address the homelessness crisis in San Francisco, led and moderated by Melissa Ngan from Chicago's 5th House Ensemble. In honor of National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week, this community conversation will feature voices from the arts, social services, and public service community and take a look at how arts organizations in San Francisco can work collectively and in partnership with social services and governmental organizations to address the homelessness crisis in San Francisco.

Confirmed Panelists (subject to change) include:
Roberto Bedoya, Manager, Cultural Affairs, City of Oakland
Gail Gilman, CEO, Community Housing Partnership
Erica Kisch, Executive Director, Compass Family Services
Jeremy Jolley, Artistic Collaborations Manager, Seattle Symphony
Gene Scheer, librettist
Melissa Ngan, Executive Director, Fifth House Ensemble [moderator]

This community conversation is a part of “Earn Your Wings,” a civic partnership program between San Francisco Opera, Compass Family Services, and Community Housing Partnership, in conjunction with San Francisco Opera’s presentation of Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life at the War Memorial Opera House (November 17-December 9).  For more info, please see


  1. ODC Theater 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA