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With colorful street art, 100 Days of Action represents essential workers

When artist Christo Oropeza was asked to create a painting for a storefront as part of Art for Essential Workers (a program by local artist collective 100 Days of Action), he first...

A bright story behind the city’s new mural wave

Artist Vida Kuang grew up in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The anti-Asian racism that ramped up at the beginning of the year followed by the lockdown due to the COVID-19...

In ‘The Niceties,’ deep-rooted academic bias vividly on display

In The Niceties, playing online from Shotgun Theater, a Black student, Zoe (Regina Monique) at an unnamed elite Northeast university (clearly Yale given it’s in Connecticut) visits her white...

A display of belonging and hope in Chinatown (and on Instagram)

For the last few years, the Chinese Culture Center (CCC), has been working to democratize how art is experienced, says curator Hoi Leung. The Center opened a gallery in...

A laser, a dog, and grape gum lead to feminist superpower in ‘Equality Girls’

Aya de León, author and lecturer in the African American Studies department at UC Berkeley, reads a lot of books to her 10-year-old daughter. Even in ones she liked,...

In Phuc Tran’s memoir: grammar, tattoos, and the refugee experience

When Phuc Tran, who will be in conversation with author Viet Thanh Nguyen this Fri/26 evening, was asked to do a TEDx talk a few years ago, he decided...

Reviving Pride’s protest origins, with ‘The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot’

Last year, the Tenderloin Museum hosted 22 sold-out performances of The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. One of the writers, Donna Personna, saw about half of them, and she says she...

How teachers leapt inequity hurdles when COVID shut schools

Reynaldo Dulaney, who teaches Ethnic Studies, Leadership, and Advanced Placement US History at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, says the quick switch from teaching in the classroom to online...

See Black Women emphasizes ‘who gets counted,’ in Census and beyond

A two-part conversation called See Black Women, part of Art+Action’s  Come to Your Census campaign, is calling attention to Black women's often overlooked contributions to the arts, and who "counts"...

Asian American women artists on creativity, activism—and COVID racism

While the Asian Art Museum, like other arts institutions, is closed during the COVID crisis, the staff is stepping up its museuming from home, offering many digital programs, including...