"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
Photo Credit: Ron Moultrie Saunders SAN FRANCISCO–Join us for a community meal inspired by the Vanishing Point exhibition at the JCCSF Katz Snyder Gallery. Members of the 3.9 Art Collective will reflect on San Francisco’s Black communities, past and present. Bay Area chefs – including Fernay McPherson, a San Francisco native and owner of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement – will collaborate on the menu, creating dishes from their own family recipes and the historical legacy of African diaspora food traditions. The 3.9 Art Collective is an association of African American artists, curators, and art writers who live in San Francisco, and who came together to draw attention to the city’s dwindling black population. The 3.9 Art Collective bears witness to this phenomenon and seeks to reverse it by drawing attention to the historical and ongoing presence of black artists in the city and creative expression in its black communities. Through multiple forms of presentation and outreach, we create and claim spaces to display our art work; nurture young artists and develop educational programs for students; and write about and curate exhibitions meant to generate productive, cross-cultural dialogues. https://openspace.sfmoma.org/2015/10/3-9collective-responds/ Sunday, September 17th at 6pm Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California St To purchase tickets, go to JCCSF site. Parking is available in our garage, conveniently located on site. Visit our directions page for driving directions and public transportation options. For more information, or any ADA accessibility needs, contact the JCCSF Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.292.1233. VANISHING POINT: THE 3.9 ART COLLECTIVE REFLECTS ON BLACK COMMUNITIES IN SAN FRANCISCO is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Quick Grants, please visit our webpage here. VANISHING POINT: THE 3.9 ART COLLECTIVE REFLECTS ON BLACK COMMUNITIES IN SAN FRANCISCO Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco (Bay Area) Project Director: Thuy Tran With increasing gentrification in the twenty-first century, the African-American population of San Francisco is increasingly marginalized and invisible. Vanishing Point is an exhibition that explores proposals for the survival of black people and artists in the city and seeks to open a public conversation about black history and the future of its black populations. A series of dinners with members of Black communities encouraging them to share their memories, stories, and recipes will engage residents of Bayview/Hunter’s Point, The Fillmore/Western Addition, culminating in a final event at the JCCSF