Virtual Premiere: Dear Homeland

KQED presents Dear Homeland, a new documentary about formerly undocumented singer-songwriter Diana Gameros, her music and her journey home. Join us for the virtual world-premiere screening of KQED-produced documentary Dear Homeland by award-winning Colombian documentary filmmaker Claudia Escobar. The screening will be followed by a special livestream, featuring a poem by nationally-acclaimed poet and undocumented activist Yosimar Reyes and a live conversation with the director and the film's captivating subject, Diana Gameros, who will share a live musical performance.Our live broadcast will take place on Twitch.TV/kqedlive at 6 PM PST. Please RSVP to receive event communications.Dear Homeland tells the story of Bay Area-based singer-songwriter Diana Gameros as she finds her voice as an artist and fights to define home for herself as an undocumented immigrant. Told in part through Diana’s hauntingly beautiful music, we learn of her nearly 20-year journey that takes her from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to San Francisco, California, where we watch Diana assert herself not only as a musician, but as an immigrant seeking citizenship and as an advocate for immigrant rights.It is through song and finding a community of artists and immigrants that she finds the courage to share her own story of being undocumented. She channels her fears and the weight of her separation from her family into powerful songs and activism — navigating the world she left behind in Mexico while finding a home in the United States.This lyrical and poetic film gives audiences a unique look into the challenges, aspirations and opportunities Diana experiences, providing a counter-narrative to the ... Read More

On Common Ground: Voices Without Votes

Youth under 18 may not have a vote, but they're making their voices heard. Participating in a democracy is about much more than standing alone in a booth or mailing in a piece of paper. Whether it’s trying to solve problems created by previous generations, tackling issues unique to the future, or fighting to lower the voting age, Americans under 18 are fueling discourse, and making real change across the republic. The Bay Area’s tradition of activism is alive and well in the hearts and minds of youth leaders whose voices speak for a generation wrought with crises from climate change to gun violence to economic inequality. Listening to the voices at the intersection of these emergencies, you’ll find a common theme: The time to act is now! Three bay area youth activists will join Mindshift host Katrina Schwartz and education reporter Vanessa Rancaño for a discussion of their generation’s concerns and the responsibilities of older Americans for shaping the future they’ll leave behind.Co-presented with SPUR, this event is part of KQED On Common Ground, an initiative bringing people together for civil discourse, featuring KQED journalists hosting provocative conversations about politics and policy, art and culture, and science and technology. Reckoning with the force of disagreement among us about how to face a future of economic, cultural, and environmental uncertainty, this series asks what are our shared responsibilities to the common good.

KQED’s Check, Please! Taste & Sip

San Francisco Design Center Galleria 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco

***EVENT POSTPONED*** Due to the City of San Francisco's shelter-in-place order, KQED's annual Taste & Sip event with Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco has been postponed.We will announce a new date following guidance from public officials. Please check back for updates about the event.In the meantime, please consider supporting local restaurants featured on Check, Please! Bay Area by ordering takeout or delivery and by purchasing gift certificates or merchandise. You can find more information about this season's featured restaurants here. Check back soon for updates with similar information about restaurants featured at previous Taste & Sip events.Special thanks to our Check, Please! Bay Area Season 15 sponsors: Oakland International Airport, Sutter Health CPMC, Integrated Resources Group, Redwood Credit Union, Oceania Cruises, Total Wine & More. Thanks to our Taste & Sip event sponsor Glassybaby.