Cici Gaven

Cici Gaven

Youth artist and participant filmmaker

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
HALL C | St. Mary's Cathedral - Event Center

JUST FREE: System Impacted Youth Surviving San Francisco

PANEL MODERATOR:
Krista DeNio
Associate Director of Arts and Education, Larkin Street Academy, Larkin Street Youth Services


∎ PANELISTS:

Mayela Hidalgo
Youth artist and central storyteller
Cici Gaven
Youth artist and participant filmmaker
Gabriel Singer C.H.W.C.
Program Manager of HSRC/Outreach Larkin Street Youth Services
Jane Fa'alatina
Case Manager, Young Adult Court; film participant
Spencer Wilkinson
Recovery Advocate and Founder Pacific Alliance for Prevention and Recovery


 ∎ PANEL DESCRIPTION:

Larkin Street Youth Service's Art Program in collaboration with Felton Institute and the Young Adult Court worked with Filmmaker Spencer Wilkinson and systems impacted young adults to co-create a documentary short. The film features young adults and adults, who share their personal journeys of navigating the criminal Justice System. The film addresses the many barriers young people are facing in San Francisco, as one of the most vulnerable populations in the city and includes events surrounding the murder of a young trans youth Banko Brown, which occurred during the project filming. The film screening will be followed by a Panel Discussion, moderated by Krista DeNio, Associate Director of Arts and Education, Larkin Street Youth Services and film producer.