Special Events

 

Sacred City: Back to the L's

Saturday, October 28 from 2-7PM and Sunday, October 29 from 2-5PM


Sacred City: Back to the L's 
curated and directed by pearl ubungen
featuring photography of SF's Tenderloin by social documentary street photographer Ken Miller and celebrating the twenty year anniversary of Take Me to the Tenderloin, Now! (1997).

Saturday, October 28 Schedule:

Doors open at 2pm 

Gallery showing - Portraits of Tenderloin Residents 1987 -1997 by social documentary street photographer Ken Miller.ncluding images from pearl ubungen and Ken Miller's collaboration Take Me to the Tenderloin, Now! (1997). 

3pm Ritual Performance Blessing

3:30 Sacred City: Back to the L's curated and led by choreographer/cultural worker pearl ubungen

6-7pm Closing Reception

Sunday, October 29 Schedule: 
2pm to 5pm 

Gallery showing - Portraits of Tenderloin Residents 1987 -1997 by social documentary street photographer Ken Miller Including images from pearl ubungen and Ken Miller's collaboration Take Me to the Tenderloin, Now! (1997). 

ubungen's Sacred City project provocatively brings together activism, the arts and dharma teachings/practices. Sacred City: Back to the L's is the third iteration of ubungen's interdisciplinary project focusing on the struggles of working class communities of San Francisco. Special guests include OG TL residents, community organizers/advocates, filmmakers, performers, musicians, and poets who have deep love for the neighborhood. Sacred City: Back to the L's celebrates the rich cultures of the TL while resisting the forces of gentrification and cultural erasure. 

The first Sacred City took place in the Fall of 2016 at the Shambhala Meditation Center of SF and featured the family of Luis Gongora-Pat who was murdered by SFPD in April 2016. Next came, "Sacred City: On Loss, Betrayal and the Art of Gentrification" which was presented by Occupy Forum at the Black and Brown Social Club in June 2017 and featured pearl ubungen improvising and conducting with percussionist/composer Dave Mihaly.

Sponsored by RAW (resident artist workshop), a residency program of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts.

Photo by Pam Gentile; pictured: pearl ubungen in the former Cohen Alley

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