Roots & Wings of Rural-Urban Placemaking
Monday, October 30th 6-8 pm
CAAM/ Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Sponsored by Appalshop, The Center for Asian American Media, and The Alliance for Media Arts & Culture
Appalshop is coming to San Francisco as a 2017 YBCA 100 lister “shaping the future of culture”, and we want to connect with YOU — artists, organizers, people with Appalachian or rural roots, cultural workers, activists, journalists, emerging media makers, educators. We live in a time of increasingly divisive rhetoric that seeks to split us geographically into simplistic concepts of “urban” and “rural”. Applashop is nearing our 50th year of spotlighting the complexity of realities, politics of poverty, and the common values and experience of urban and rural working people through cultivating intimate, personal media and performing arts, distributed through cultural programs.
During our Open House, we’ll screen Not a Daughter, the coming out story of a rural trans teenager created as part of Appalshop’s youth media program. Stephen Gong with Center for Asian American Media and Jason Wyman with The Alliance for Media Arts & Culture are co-sponsoring the event and will share perspectives on ongoing collaborations and shared methodologies with Appalshop. Please join us and share this invitation with your friends and networks. See you soon!