Artistic Presentation

Save the Date: August 20 ‘Remembering 1619’
Artistic Presentation at SFJAZZ Center

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HOST COMMITTEE (in formation): Abdi Soltani; Barbara Rodgers; Bill Wick & Barbara Maco; Celinda Lake;; Cheryl Stevens; Dr. Curtis J. Perry; Rev. Diana McDaniel; Drucilla Ramey & Marvin Stender; Elaine Elinson & Rene CiriaCruz; Dr. George Woods; Gloria Steinem; Henry L. Hecht; Jane & Howard Moore; Karen Bell Francois; Kate Kendell; Lateefah Simon; Leslie Proll; Monika Kalra Varma & Anurag Varma; Pam Moore; Paula & Charles Collins; Renel Brooks-Moon; Robert Harris; Sam Waterston; Sara Campos; Shauna Marshall & Robert Hirsch; Hon. Thelton Henderson; Valerie McGinty; Willie and Robert Demmons.

The Equal Justice Society’s year-long Remembering 1619 observance marks the 400th anniversary of the advent of slavery in the United States.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 pm.
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On August 20, 2019, the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Joanna Haigood and Zaccho Dance Theatre, actor Steven Anthony Jones, The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, directorial consultant and dramaturg Kim Euell, and filmmakers Cheo Tyehimba Taylor and David Goldberg will present the debut of a stirring work about 400 years of struggle, triumph, grief, excellence, and resilience experienced by people of African descent here in the United States.

The performance will cover the 400 years in four acts:
Act I: Arrival
Act II: Chattel Slavery
Act III: Reconstruction and Jim Crow
Act IV: The Modern Age

The talented and brilliant artists are creating an artistic presentation incorporating the pain and triumph of Africans in the United States.

This artistic presentation is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors (in formation):

Logo The Henry L. Hecht Family Fund

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1619 Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock



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Michael Harris

James Finberg & Melanie Piech

David Oppenheimer and Marcy Kates

American Constitution Society

The Impact Fund

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Willie and Robert Demmons

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Learn more about our Remembering 1619 observance at For information about sponsorships, contact Anna Basallaje at