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And the Community Will Rise
And the Community Will Rise

Sun, May 14


Kapwa Gardens, CAAM Fest

And the Community Will Rise

World Premiere screening of Lenora Lee Dance's "And the Community Will Rise" at CAAMFest 2023

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Time & Location

May 14, 2023, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kapwa Gardens, CAAM Fest, 967 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

About the event

Join us for the World Premiere screening of And the Community Will Rise, a dance film by Lenora Lee Dance presented at CAAMFest 2023 in collaboration with API Cultural Center. 

And the Community Will Rise embodies the significant role that residents and advocates for public housing play in ensuring the social, political, and cultural integrity of San Francisco in the face of the current housing crisis, gentrification and displacement threatening the city. Chinatown’s Ping Yuen buildings were the first high-rise public housing in the U.S. built in 1952, and provide crucial affordable housing for the community.  Chinatown Community Development Center, as well as other service and advocacy organizations, have provided the organizing base for Chinatown’s role as fertile ground for movements across issues such as affordable housing, exclusionary immigration policies, low wage workers’ rights, bilingual education, environmental justice, and the survival of community-based economies. Timing is crucial as San Francisco is witnessing growing evictions of low-income residents, and as neighborhoods inhabited for decades by generations of communities of color face displacement.

World Premiere of “And the Community Will Rise”

📅 May 14, 2023 @ 2 PM 

📍 Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St., between 5th and 6th St, SF, CA 

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📸 Photo of: Chloe Luo (@chloe_luo_ ) by Robbie Sweeney (@robbiesweeny)  

Made in collaboration between Lenora Lee Dance (@lenoraleedance), Asian Improv aRts (@asian.improvarts), and Chinatown Community Development Center (@chinatowncdc). Presented in collaboration with API Cultural Center (@apicc_sf)  

Made possible by The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation Open Spaces Program, California Arts Council Creative California Communities, by Asian Improv aRts, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Chinatown Community Development Center, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and by Generous Individuals.

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