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Sunday, September 12 – 10am
San Francisco Lives / Live Talks
Denise Sullivan in conversation with
Kathy Zarur, art historian

Join San Francisco columnist Denise Sullivan for a series of morning discussions with The City’s arts and cultural leaders and lesser-known workers, the everyday people who help make this place we call home, every second Sunday at 10 am, live streamed from Bird & Beckett Books in Glen Park.

Find the stream on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

This morning, Sunday, September 12 at 10 a.m., Denise’s guest is Kathy Zarur, Associate Professor of Art History at Skyline College, a curator and conference organizer with an eye on land and place, belonging, indigeneity, diaspora, migration and alliance-building.  

Kathy’s recently curated exhibitions include Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes (Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco and Holding House, Detroit, 2019-2020); side by side/in the world (San Francisco Arts Commission, 2019), Betweenscapes (SOMArts for Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and Kearny Street Workshop, 2018), and Where Is Here (Museum of the African Diaspora, 2016-2017). She has organized conferences about pedagogy and holes in the art historical record such as Chinese Painting Here, Then and Now (San Francisco State University/Asian Art Museum, 2020), Teaching Art of the Middle East and Islamic World (San Francisco State University/de Young, 2017), and Zones of Representation (SF Camerawork, 2016). She has published articles in Art in America and Broadsheet. Her essay on Palestinian photographer Yazan Khalili appears in the edited volume Why Are They So Afraid of the Lotus, published by the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and Sternberg Press in 2021. Zarur holds a PhD in Art History and certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan.

Denise Sullivan is an author, a cultural worker and independent reporter. She conceived the Examiner’s San Francisco Lives column in 2018 to document the city and its people under pressure of extremes. Throughout the pandemic, she continued to bring on-the-ground and often personal reports celebrating locals who are surviving, serving and flourishing, the stories often underscoring the interconnected nature of our lives.

Read Denise Sullivan’s 2019 interview with Kathy Zarur


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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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