NATIONAL LGBTQ CENTER FOR THE ARTS
170 Valencia St, San Francisco
In the lead up to Opera Parallèle’s production of Harvey Milk by Stewart Wallace, hitting the stage in May 2020, Opera Parallèle in partnership with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus present a series of responsive community conversations that elevate LGBTQ voices and inspire civic activism in a new generation of voters and citizens. We take as inspiration the life of Harvey Milk, to explore his legacy, to shine a light on issues that are facing the community today and to celebrate those who are working to address them.
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The Bullhorn Series is generously supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation, Horzions Foundation, Bill Graham Foundation, & the GLBT Historical Society.
PLEASE NOTE: According to the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC), the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts is a 1930’s-era building that has not yet undergone renovations that meet contemporary ADA standards. SFGMC is committed to being transparent and accessible to all patrons. Please contact San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Patron Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-792-2647 if you have any questions or concerns related to ADA access so that they can ensure you are informed of the building’s limitations and accommodations can be arranged.
YOU GOT TO GIVE THEM HOPE
Tuesday March 3, 2020 | 7pm
Harvey Milk’s vision for the future was based on building hope. ‘Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, Hope that all will be all right.’ In these times where hope is challenged, join us for an intergenerational panel, which will inspire us to embrace civic engagement, envision a better future and ‘give them hope’.
Host: Michelle Meow (Host – The Michelle Meow Show – Commonwealth Club)
Musical Performance: Excerpts from Harvey Milk featuring ‘Young Harvey’
NEVER TAKE AN ELEVATOR IN CITY HALL
Tuesday April 14, 2020 | 7pm
Harvey Milk was known for his theatrical flair, once telling his staff to always use City Hall’s marble staircase as it afforded a grander entrance. From the great protest songs of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s to Harvey’s windows at Castro Camera, art and music have always been at the center of social change in San Francisco. Join us for a showcase of art and activism to ignite your creative spirit.
Host: Honey Mahogany (Activist, Drag Queen, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Matt Haney)
Musical Performance: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus with special appearance by Holly Near
I’M HERE TO RECRUIT YOU
Tuesday May 5, 2020 | 7pm
Who was Harvey Milk? Discover the man behind the movement. Explore the man, the myth, the martyr – through the stories of those who knew him well. Discover the many facets of Milk as we capture the oral histories of key San Francisco figures who were part of Milk’s inner circle.
Host: Eric Marcus (Host of podcast & author of Making Gay History)
Musical Performance: Excerpts from Harvey Milk featuring Matthew Worth.
Panellists: Anne Kronenberg – Former Campaign Manager to Harvey Milk; Gwenn Craig – Activist – Worked with Harvey on 1978 ‘No on 6 Campaign’; Carol Ruth Silver – Former City Supervisor with Harvey Milk.
THE AMERICAN DREAM STARTS WITH THE NEIGHBORHOODS
Tuesday February 11, 2020 | 7pm
Harvey Milk was known as ‘The Mayor of Castro Street’. He galvanized a community by uniting disparate groups, registering new voters and motivating the grassroots to address local issues. What can we learn from how Harvey activated his community to create change? Who is doing this now? Why is this important?
Host: Cat Brooks (Community Activist, Playwright)
Musical Performance: New Voices Bay Area – Transgender, Intersex, & Gender Queer Chorus – Community Music Center
Panellists: Rafael Mandelman – Supervisor District 8, Ani Rivera – Galeria de la Raza, Aria Sa’id – Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, Manny Yekutiel – Founder of ‘Manny’s’ Civic Gathering Space.