Fri April 16th
The Summit centered and uplifted those who are at the forefront of radical change. Taking inspiration from the dynamic change agents on the YBCA 100 list, the Summit served as a trusted space to spur creative solutions, resiliency, and action in a pivotal time.
Performers and presenters included activist adrienne maree brown; YBCA’s CEO Deborah Cullinan; YBCA’s new Chief of Program, vocalist, singer-songwriter, and composer Meklit; the legendary Rita Moreno; blink!LAB architecture design principal June Grant; Rise founder and CEO Amanda Nguyen; rapper Ruby Ibarra; SF Urban Film Fest’s Fay Darmawi; arts funder and strategist Ted Russell; visual artist and performer Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; poet, educator, and activist Terisa Siagatonu; spoken word poet and writer Samuel Getachew; pioneers of dance and disability Axis Dance Company and more.
See the full list of 2019 YBCA honorees →