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Community Songs of the Western Hemisphere: San Francisco to Teotihuacan

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Feathered Serpents and Flowering Trees mural (Feathered Serpent 1), 500–550. Earthen aggregate, stucco, and mineral pigments, 22 1/4 x 160 1/4 in (56.5 x 407 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Bequest of Harald J. Wagner, 1985.104a

Koret Auditorium

Community Songs of the Western Hemisphere: San Francisco to Teotihuacan
Featuring Kim Shuck, with Leticia Hernandez, and Sandra Garcia Rivera

Kim Shuck is a poet, visual artist, and educator. She is the author of four books and has won awards in the US and Britain. Her artwork has been displayed on four continents. She is currently the seventh poet laureate of San Francisco.

Leticia Hernández-Linares, is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and educator, and is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl, and co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the U.S. Widely published, she has performed her poemsongs throughout the country and in El Salvador. A 2017 Library Laureate, she is a three-time San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grantee and serves on the CantoMundo Organizing Committee. An eviction fighter, she lives, works, and writes in the Mission District.

Sandra García Rivera is a Nuyorican spoken word poet and singer who has performed throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and in Europe as a solo artist and alongside Latin Jazz and roots music legends. Her writing and musical projects elevate the voices of women, youth, Puerto Rican & Caribbean culture. She has penned two chapbooks: Divination of the Mistress and Shoulder High, and her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review, and Urban Latino Magazine among other journals and anthologies. Rivera started writing poetry inspired by Piri Thomas who said “Every child is born a poet, every poet is a child.” She is the Host & Curator of the monthly reading series Lunada Literary Lounge at Galería de la Raza, awarded Best Literary Night of the SF Bay Area two years in a row, and she performs regularly in the Bay Area as a vocalist, with La Mixta Criolla. 

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This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. 


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(415) 750-7694