Through talks and performances, YBCA 100 honorees share the urgent questions that drive their work. In turn, we create space and time for YOU to respond to these questions and engage in dialogue with our honorees and each other. Not in the mood for conversation? Feel free to simply soak in the inspiration, knowledge, and energy of the day! Stay for the full day, or see the lineup for each session below.
What is the YBCA 100 list?
The YBCA 100 is an annual compilation of the 100 people, organizations, and movements that inspire us most. It celebrates the creative leaders and provocateurs who are using their platform to create cultural movement. See the full list of 2017 honorees.››
Featuring talks and performances by fifteen YBCA 100 honorees, including:
writer, director of Transparent and I Love Dick
journalist, filmmaker, CEO of Define American
executive director of ACLU of Northern California
poet, musician, actor
President of Akonadi Foundation, Bart Board of Directors
performer, producer, community organizer
founder and executive director of Center for Media Justice
jazz pianist, composer
spoken-word poet, LGBTQ activist
Comedy by Zahra Noorbakhsh
Instigation by Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, CEO of Define American
Instigation by Malkia Cyril, founder and executive director of Center for Media Justice
Performance by Lil Buck
& Samora Pinderhughes
Moderator: Liz Lerman
Keynote instigation by Jill Soloway, writer and director of Transparent and I Love Dick
Jill Soloway in conversation with Deborah Cullinan, Executive Director of YBCA and Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of ACLU Northern California
Performance by Lil Buck, Staceyann Chin, Samora Pinderhughes &
By Session: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Student, Senior, Teacher: $18 in advance / $23 at the door
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.
Full Day: $45 in advance / $50 at the door
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YBCA’s Engagement Programming is made possible by The James Irvine Foundation.
The Creative Ecosystem in 17-18 is supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lead Image: Drew Altzier