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NightLife: Says Who? Vol. 2 Experience

Each person has a unique lived experience shaped by their upbringing, beliefs, and cultural background. While some experiences may be more visible or valued in society, it is important to recognize that all lived experiences have value, and each person's perspective is a piece of a larger story. In the second volume of the NightLife: Says Who? series, we invite you to explore how different lived experiences allow us to learn from one another and create deeper understanding and connection.

Featured partners and events*:

  • Find space, create space, make space. Hear from Bay Area community caregivers featuring folks from BAYCAT, La Cocina, and El/La Para TransLatinas, moderated by SF activist, Honey Mahogany. Learn how these leaders leverage their lived experiences to find gaps in the community and create spaces to fill them.
  • How can the intersection of identities help us better understand and appreciate the world around us? Explore this and more with the Academy’s Community Science Coordinator/poet Olivia VanDamme and neuroscientist/tattoo artist Dr. Christine Liu as they share their unique experiences and insights as polymaths navigating the worlds of art, science, and beyond.

Says Who? Series Essentials

While partners and panels will change with each event, every Says Who? will feature these activations:

  • Tell: Grab the narrative by the horns and record your own story with Sarah Shimazaki, host of the podcast, Outside Voices.
  • Craft: Get hands-on with take-home MakeArt Kits from the Museum of Craft and Design created to help you rewrite old narratives by infusing personal experience with artistic expression.
  • Capture: Snap your story with a portrait from film photographer Holiday Hagan.
  • Design: Immerse yourself in the world of zines with Rock Paper Scissors Collective, create your own, and explore zines from other local creators.
  • Listen: Gather ‘round to hear Drag Story Hour readers Panda Dulce, VERA!, and Jota Mercury read all about standout moments from the Academy’s history as one of the oldest scientific institutions in the West.


Thursday, 06/01/23


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California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 379-8000
Website: Click to Visit