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Last Black Man in San Francisco

Joe Talbot is a fifth-generation San Franciscan who began developing The Last Black Man in San Francisco with his childhood friend and star Jimmie Fails after leaving high school early to pursue film. Talbot, a Sundance Institute fellow, wrote and directed the short American Paradise, which was shown at Sundance and SXSW. His feature-length debut was The Last Black Man in San Francisco, a movie that captures the past and present of this fast-changing city through the tale of Jimmie and his best friend Mont who set out to reclaim the house Jimmie grew up in. Tune in!

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L-R: Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot


UCSF Black Caucus 2020 Gala!

Titled "Ancestry, Identity, Legacy," the UCSF Black Caucus held its Black Heritage Month Annual Gala on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel located on San Francisco's historic Union Square. It featured a silent auction, performances, acknowledgements, awards, dinner, raffle, and dancing for the 500+ attendees. Attire was black-tie or African/Ancestral. Keynote speaker was Rick Kittles, Ph.D. The Gala was captured in pictures. Tune in!

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Third from left: Genentech Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Quita Highsmith

L-R: Myleka Johnson; Rick Kittles, Ph.D.; LaMisha Hill

Member of the year Laura Camp with her daughter Danyce Camp

Laura Camp, Member of the Year

L-R: Myleka Johnson, Vice Chair, Black Caucus Gala Planning Committee; Renée Navarro, PharmD, MD, Vice Chancellor, Office of Diversity & Outreach; Levi Garraway, MD, Ph.D., Executive President, Head of Product Development and Chief Medical Officer; Sam Hawgood, MBBS, Chancellor and the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor; LaMisha Hill, Ph.D., Chair, Black Caucus

Keynote speaker: Rick Kittles, Ph.D., Professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope. Co-Founder, African Ancestry.


Stephen & Ayesha Curry! Eat. Learn. Play

Three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry and entrepreneur, host and best-selling author Ayesha Curry want to make sure that everyone has a chance to succeed. That's the mission of their new Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, which focuses on youth in underserved communities and works to ensure every child has access to nutritious food, a quality education, and a healthy and active lifestyle. Tune in!

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