I've been working on several projects celebrating the life of Bill Sorro. Bill is an activist who integrates his values and politics into every aspect of his life. He grew up in San Francisco's Fillmore District, danced with the Performing Arts Workshop, visited Cuba on the Venceremos Brigade, organized to bring more people of color into the ironworking trade, worked in the Mission District for low income housing, and helped rebuild the new International Hotel.
Throughout this all, he raised seven kids and turned opened his home to countless people for dinner.
We opened a gallery show of photographs, artifacts, and a refurbished version of Fireside Chat on August 4th during the 30th anniversary commemoration of the I-Hotel eviction. It's called A Serving of Love: The Passion of Bill Sorro.
The gallery is open until the beginning of October. Still to come is a Talk Story of people sharing stories about Bill on September 8, the DVD release, and a website.