In the lead up to Opera Parallele’s production of Harvey Milk by Stewart Wallace, hitting the stage in May 2020, Opera Parallele in partnership with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus present a series of responsive community conversations that elevate LGBTQ voices and inspire civic activism in a new generation of voters and citizens. We take as inspiration the life of Harvey Milk, to explore his legacy, to shine a light on issues that are facing the community today and to celebrate those who are working to address them.

2/4 – Harvey Milk’s vision for the future was based on building hope. ‘Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, Hope that all will be all right.’ In these times where hope is challenged, join us for an inter-generational panel, which will inspire us to embrace civic engagement, envision a better future and ‘give them hope’.

HostMichelle Meow (Host – The Michelle Meow Show – Commonwealth Club)

Musical Performance: Excerpts from Opera Parallele Harvey Milk featuring ‘Young Harvey’

Panelists:
– Gavin Grimm – Member of ACLU Board;
 Jose ‘JoJo’ Ty – San Francisco Youth Commission;
Mark Leno – Former California State Senator
and more to be announced.

Address: National LGBTQ Center for the Arts – 170 Valencia St, San Francisco
Date: March 3rd, 2020

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