"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
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
One Kearny Club23 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94108
Join us in San Francisco for a humanities-infused celebration.
We’ll be wishing a fond farewell to our President & CEO Julie Fry who, after eight years leading California Humanities, approaches her finale to open a new chapter in Paris, France. In recognition of her passion for music and her dedication to the humanities, the evening’s program will highlight a distinctive piece of California’s rock ‘n roll history.
Filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart will share portions of her documentary Fanny: The Right to Rock.
This film, funded in part by a California Humanities California Documentary Project grant, tells the story of a 1960s all-female Sacramento garage band — including Filipina American bandmates — that became the incomparable Fanny, the first band of women to release an LP with a major record label and who David Bowie deemed “one of the most important female bands in American rock.” Featuring candid conversations with band members, archival concert footage, and interviews with a multitude of rock and roll legends, this documentary is a love-letter to these talented, tenacious, and trailblazing women.
The event will culminate with a rare live performance by Fanny band-mates June Millington, Jean Millington, and Brie Darling, joined by Jean’s son Lee John. They are sure to bring the house down with an electrifying short concert.
San Francisco’s Les COOK’ettes will provide exquisite French-inspired hors d’oeuvres and sweet bites along with boutique French wines and Champagnes.
Proceeds from this event benefit California Humanities’ programs and a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible as a donation to California Humanities.