Join us for a celebration of global consciousness as we hop together across the perilous fault lines of nationality, ethnicity, culture, religion and class. Global Wednesdays take place at the historic Folsom Street Foundry, inside of a 17-screen video installation that showcases day-in-the-life videos of individuals around the world that represent the diversity of human experience.
What: Global video immersion, conversations, music, dancing, food and an incredible beer & wine selection
When: ~5-9pm, the fourth Wednesday of the month, and then some (dates & times below, time varies based upon event)
Who: You and everyone you know, free to the public (21 & over)
Wednesday, February 26: Community Nights, 5-9pm
Are you interested in joining forces with the Global Wednesday team? We’re looking for co-hosts and partner organizations to help us spread the word and enjoy the space. Come check out the venue and discuss what we can do together!
Wednesday, March 26, 5-9pm: Work Locally, Act Globally
We’ll be hosting a happy-hour and panel focused on how you can live in the Bay Area and build a career working on global issues that matter, like human rights, international relations, fair trade, social justice and more.
Wednesday, June 25: Global Wednesday: Asia Edition
More than 60% of the world’s population lives in the enormously diverse region that we call Asia. Global Lives will be doing a special video showcase for this event, featuring our twelve, 24-hour videos set in Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam. Join us for a panel discussion about representations of Asia in film, food and culture.
Support the exhibit
We welcome presenting sponsors to make this event possible and community partners to get the word out. Benefits include co-hosting an evening or the whole series, recognition in print and online media, and networking and photo opportunities at the exhibit.
For more information about field trips, professional training for educators, sponsorship or partnership, or for media inquiries, contact David Harris at (415) 347-6735 or outreach [at] globallives [dot] org.
This engagement builds on a successful January 9th celebration and sneak preview for Lives in Transit, a video series following 24 hours in the life of 10 transit workers around the world. Surrounded by flat-screen televisions and projections on the walls, over 400 guests viewed new footage of Lara, a witty traveling circus performer in Spain, and Mingmar, a proud seasonal caterpillar fungus harvester in Nepal. Live entertainment included Japanese taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, Lives in Transit story booths, and conversations with producers. The free event was made possible by sponsorship from the Institute for the Future, community partners including Facing History and Ourselves, Creative Commons, 826 Valencia, Change.org, and The Asia Society, as well as individual donors.
Please note that this is a 21+ event, except on school field trip days.
Q: Can I see the exhibit other days?
A: Yes! For the time being, the exhibit runs from 5pm-midnight, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through Feb 18.
Q: I’m a teacher—can I bring my students to see the exhibit?
Teachers can also participate in professional development workshops based on our Unheard Stories curriculum. Our first professional development day will be on February 17th at the Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA.
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