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Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Katie Conry on "Any City That Doesn't Have a Tenderloin Isn't a City at All"


Meeting location: Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California (at Webster)



The Tenderloin Museum celebrates the rich history of one of San Francisco's most misunderstood neighborhoods. The 31 blocks of the Tenderloin district are the beating heart of the city peopled by immigrants and iconoclasts, artists and activists, sinners and saints. When you visit the Tenderloin Museum today, you encounter a kaleidoscopic American city in all its grit and glory.

Katie Conry has served as the Tenderloin Museum’s executive director since 2016. When the museum opened its doors in July 2015, Conry served as its program director with a dynamic vision for neighborhood-centric, diverse programs that bring people together from all walks of life, and since becoming executive director, she has cemented the museum's identity as a destination for community-based, historically inspired arts programs. In 2018, she led TLM’s premiere of two major, critically-acclaimed performance projects: the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot play and the Tender aerial dance with Flyaway Productions. Katie has also held positions at the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and American Studies from UC Berkeley.

Copies of the Museum’s latest publication, The Match Book: Vintage Matchbooks from San Francisco’s Tenderloin, will be available for sale.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. There is a $10 admission for nonmembers. Paid parking at CPMC on Webster, one block away, plus a limited amount of street parking. Muni: 1, 2, 3, 10, 22, 24. 


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