As you all well know, the streets and shelters of San Francisco are full of talented artists who can’t afford safe and decent housing. On Monday, August 21st, the Coalition on Homelessness is co-hosting a special event at the Roxie theater to spotlight and discuss the struggles of unhoused artists in San Francisco, benefitting our organization, and we would love to see you there!
Starting at 6:30pm, we will screen two short documentaries on Jaz Cameron (Jaz) and Ronnie Goodman (He Had Wings), well-known unhoused artists whose lives and work have brought them into many of our hearts. After the films, a panel of three currently or formerly unhoused artists (including Jaz) and an emcee will take the stage to discuss the films, the specific struggles of being an artist while homeless, and how San Francisco can better support low-income and houseless artists. Finally, we will have time for Q&A, where the audience can ask further questions about these topics.
Both Jaz and He Had Wings are powerful films, at times both hopeful and heart-wrenching. The discussion will be thoughtful, raw, and from the heart. We could not be more excited to participate in this event, and you really don’t want to miss it. Given the venue, tickets are quite limited so you’ll want to get your tickets today! Click here to buy them now, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions or access needs. I hope to see you all there on Monday!