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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Sunday, December 11 – 10am
SF Lives Live Talk – live streamed only
Mabel Jimenez, journalist and photo documentarian
in conversation with journalist Denise Sullivan

San Francisco journalist Denise Sullivan conducts a monthly series of conversations (the second Sunday of each month from 10-11 a.m.) with The City’s activists, educators, arts and cultural leaders and lesser-known workers, the everyday people who help make this place we call home, live streamed from Bird & Beckett Books.

December 11 at 10 a.m., Denise and photojournalist Mabel Jiménez will have a conversation from our stage in a live stream viewable on the Bird & Beckett Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Mabel Jiménez is an award-winning journalist and documentary photographer with over 15 years of experience in nonprofit local media. She worked for over a decade at El Tecolote bilingual newspaper, most notably as the publication’s Photo Editor.

During the Trump era, Jiménez documented the refugee crisis at the U.S./Mexico border, receiving awards for reporting and photography. In 2021, she documented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on San Francisco’s Latino community as an artist in residence embedded at the City’s COVID Command Center. That work is now part of the San Francisco Public Library’s historic photo archive. She works as the California Visual Desk Editor fo rCatchLight, a nonprofit media and photography organization, supporting community newsrooms throughout and mentoring its Journalism Fellows.  She is at work on her first photography book, Tiempos de Pandemia. For more information visit sflives.com


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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

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