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Night of Ideas: (Re)Building Together

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:00 PM (PT)

Night of Ideas is roaring back with another free celebration of critical thought and creative expression!

In partnership with the French Consulate's Villa San Francisco, California Humanities, SFMOMA and the SF Public Library, KQED hosts the in-person return of Night of Ideas at our new community media center and studio headquarters in the Mission.

Exploring the theme "(Re)building Together: Where Are We Going?", this unforgettable evening of talks, art, music and community invites us to consider a world that is still reeling from pandemic, global conflict, and climate disruptions, while daring us to find hope in the future. How do we heal ourselves and our communities from this collective trauma? How can we dismantle systems of oppression and (re)build our institutions to meet the pressing needs of our time? How do we fortify our democracies and stave off authoritarianism? What ideas will carry us forward to a brighter tomorrow?


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The event will also feature a sampling of SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby cars created by local artists and a bar in the station’s lobby for those who want to watch on the lobby media wall and imbibe at the same time. Before the main program, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., join Creativity Explored for tours of artwork installed at KQED featuring neurodiverse and disabled artists working in their San Francisco studios. Be sure to drop by the Creativity Explored table in the lobby to meet an artist, shop for art, and learn more about their life-changing programs. 


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