The Tenderloin Museum is excited to host another Skywatchers Movie Night! On Friday, September 21st, members of the Skywatchers arts community invite you to the Tenderloin Museum for a discussion and screening of Agents of Change, a 2016 documentary that chronicles the struggle for the creation of black and ethnic studies programs in colleges and universities. Unfolding in the late 1960s at the intersection of the civil rights movement, black power and anti Vietnam War movement, the film examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to protests. Right here in the Bay, the 1968 Third World Liberation Front strikes at SF State and UC Berkeley directly led to the creation of ethnic studies programs at both universities. Despite the success of these actions for more relevant and meaningful educations, much work remains to be done. Join us to explore how these pivotal efforts in the past can inform and direct our struggle today!
Founded in 2011, Skywatchers brings SRO residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District into partnership with professional artists to create multi-disciplinary, site-specific performance installations that amplify the rich and complex stories, life experiences, and talents of community members. Skywatchers Movie Nights make thought provoking films accessible to Tenderloin residents and participants in the Skywatchers arts programs; all are welcome to join and participate in the discussion.