Remembering 1619

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August 20 ‘Remembering 1619’
at SFJAZZ Center


The Equal Justice Society presents Remembering 1619, marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans at Jamestown, Virginia.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm.

The special presentation that evening will be brought to you by The Marcus Shelby Quintet, Joanna Haigood and Zaccho Dance Theatre, Actor Steven Anthony Jones, The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Pianist Joe Warner, Directorial Consultant and Dramaturg Kim Euell, Set Designer Wayne Campbell, Filmmakers Cheo Tyehimba Taylor and David Goldberg, and Executive Producer Eva Paterson.

This stirring work about 400 years of struggle, triumph, grief, excellence, and resilience experienced by people of African descent here in the United States will be presented in four acts:

Act I — Arrival (1619 to 1644)
Act II — Chattel Slavery (1645 to 1865)
Act III — Reconstruction and Jim Crow (1865 to 1879 to 1956)
Act IV — The Modern Era (1957 to Present)

This artistic presentation is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

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Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
The Henry L. Hecht Family Fund
Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Emily Scott
ACLU of Northern California
California Teachers Association
The California Wellness Foundation
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Perkins Coie LLP
Leftwich Event Specialists, Inc.
Sheppard Mullin
George & Deborah Woods
Adler & Colvin
Minami Tamaki LLP
Arlene Mayerson
Altshuler Berzon LLP
James Finberg & Melanie Piech
David Oppenheimer & Marcy Kates
Barry & Sandy Goldstein
Cheryl & Charles Ward
John Crew
Connie Cagampang Heller & Jonathan Heller
Steve Zieff & Elaine Leitner
Robert Hirsch and Shauna Marshall
Kaiser Permanente
Hon. John M. True & Hon. Claudia Wilken
Michael Harris
Vanessa Holton
American Constitution Society
The Impact Fund
Willie & Robert Demmons
Lei-Chala Wilson
Hector Preciado & Trina Villanueva
Joyce Hicks & Eric Behrens
NARAL Pro-Choice California
Joseph M. Sellers
Legal Aid at Work

Host Committee (in formation):
Abdi Soltani
Aldore Collier
Alicia Garza
Amy Everitt
Barbara Rodgers
Bill Wick and Barbara Maco
Celinda Lake
Cheryl and Charles Ward
Cheryl Stevens
Dale Minami
Daniel Tellalian
David Berger
Debbie Lee and Bill Tamayo
Dolores Huerta
Dr. Curtis J. Perry
Dr. George Woods
Drucilla Ramey and Marvin Stender
Elaine Elinson and Rene CiriaCruz
Emily Scott
Gary Greenfield and Reesa Tansey
Gloria Steinem
Hector Preciado and Trina Villanueva
Henry L. Hecht
Hon. Thelton Henderson
Jane and Howard Moore
Karen Bell Francois
Kate Kendell
Kelly McCreary and Pete Chatmon
Lateefah Simon
Lei-Chala Wilson
Leslie Proll
Monika Kalra Varma and Anurag Varma
Pam Moore
Paula and Charles Collins
Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan
Renel Brooks-Moon
Rev. Diana McDaniel
Robert Harris
Rosemary E. Fei
Sam Waterston
Sara Campos
Sergio Garcia
Shauna Marshall and Robert Hirsch
Valerie McGinty
Willie and Robert Demmons

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