Tarana Burke’s founding of the ‘me too.’ movement, Janet Mock’s fight for transgender rights, and Charles M. Blow's outspoken reporting have empowered people to come together against injustices that often go ignored or unnoticed.

Join Burke and Mock in conversation with special guest, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, to reimagine political power and re-envision who can elicit cultural change. By bringing voice to the voiceless, these influencers demonstrate that power should never be reserved for a privileged few, and that a political platform is not required to instigate a critical mass.

Moderated by poet, writer, and educator Chinaka Hodge, the session begins with a performance by Jo Kreiter’s aerial dance company Flyaway Productions. An electrifying jam session with Sacramento-based soul-inspired band Mino’ Yanci’, opera diva John Holiday, poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Oakland youth arts group Young Gifted and Black wraps up this thought-provoking session.

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YBCA 100 is supported in part by Meyer Sound. Special thanks to our media partners The New York Times and KQED .

The Creative Ecosystem is supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation, with additional funding by National Endowment for the Arts, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.