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OAKLAND―You Are More: Youth Sketch and Snack

October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am12:00 pm


Excerpt from La Matriarca by Breena Nuñez.

  Youth and young adults are invited to join this interactive event where they can enjoy some hands-on sketching while they learn about how art can be a part of their future. California Humanities hosts a “Sketch and Snack” session in conjunction with  current exhibit, We are More: Stories by Queer Comics Artists. Two of the featured artists, Ajuan Mance and Breena Nunez, will sketch with participants while they share their journey to becoming professional artists.  We will also screen AFTER THE STORM, by Ava Vessali, Jasmine Moretz, Truly Edison and Grace Patterson, young filmmakers from Reel Stories. AFTER THE STORM tells the story of a gay artist whose ability to pursue her passion in art is jeopardized by a homophobic hate crime. The film was selected for the Bay Area Children’s Film Festival, and features an original song in the credits, composed and performed by Anna Morris and Ava Vessali. Reel Stories creates a path for young women and gender non-conforming youth to make their own content and enter media careers. Sketching skills or experience not required. Young people and their families and adults are invited to connect with the exhibit, get inspired, sketch, and snack. Enter into a drawing for chances to win one of three prize packs from FLAX art & design! Basic sketching supplies will be provided. Register here. We Are More highlights the connections between queer identity and other lived experiences, through the artwork and storytelling of four queer-identified comic artists. Forthcoming film NO STRAIGHT LINES, supported by a California Documentary Project grant, tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today. Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:30–7 pm California Humanities @ Swan’s Market 538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, California Register here. With questions, contact John Nguyen-Yap, or 415-391-1474 x301. This event is free and open to the public. California Humanities is conveniently located three blocks from the 12th Street/City Center BART station, on the corner of 9th Street and Clay Street. Multiple AC Transit lines and metered street parking is located within the surrounding blocks. An elevator is available to the second floor, and wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms are available inside Suite 210. For other access needs, please contact well in advance of your visit.


October 10, 2019
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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California Humanities Oakland Office
538 9th Street Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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