San Francisco journalist Denise Sullivan conducts a monthly series of conversations (the second Sunday of each month from 10-11 a.m.) with The Cityâ€™s activists, educators, arts and cultural leaders and community workers, the everyday people who help make this place we call home, live streamed from Bird & Beckett Books.
This month’s guest is designer, educator, musician and founder of Demonstration Gardens, Kasey Rios. As a public gardener, Rios has a vision for a greener city. But beyond gardening and fair use of public space, Rios is an advocate ofÂ resilience work, community engagement and fair wages for all.
From the Bright Sounds Apprenticeship Program, training future sound and recording engineers at Hyde Street Studios to the annual Grace Notes Community Festival activating venues, artists and workers in the Tenderloin from July through October, Rios has joined the Independent Musicians Alliance in seeking fair wages and working conditions for music professionals.
Read more on Kasey RiosÂ
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
[Read More ]
Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site