The Can Film Festival is tonight at 1:AM Gallery.  In between the showing of “Style Wars” and “Bomb It!”, there will be an open discussion panel talking about keeping graffiti real and how graffiti influences social changes.  The panel consists of the following five people who are experts in the urban arts:

1. Dr. Susie Lundy:

A graffiti historian, b-girl, deejay, educator, and muralist.

2. Erin Yoshi:

A painter, photographer, muralist and rider with the Trust Your Struggle Collective.  Her artwork is a reflection of the struggle within our neighborhoods, communities, the paradigms of social justice and youth empowerment.

www.erinyoshi.com

3. Kevin Epps:

Creator of the documentary “Straight Outta Hunter’s Point”, which won local and national acclaim, and established him as a leader in digital, independent film and new media.  A boardmember of San Francisco Black Film Festival, and have have partnered with governmental and corporate entities such as: Golden Gate National Parks, Yahoo, Google, Discovery Channel, Boys and Girls Club, City of Richmond, Current TV, and other well known organizations.

http://blackalcatraz.com/

4.  Estria:

He has served the community through his non-profit cultural work for over 28 years.  Estria’s life work has been to build and advance community through mural projects.  He is the co-founder of Estria’s Invitational Graffiti Battle.

www.estria.com

MODERATOR: Jeff Chang

Author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.  The book garnered many honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award.  In 2007, he interviewed Barrack Obama for the cover of Vibe.

www.cantstopwontstop.com

STREET FOOD VENDORS: Adobo Hobo (serving chicken and vegetable adobo) and Brazilian Bites (specializing in moqueca)

The Can Film Festival starts at 5:30pm… If you can’t make it that early, make sure that you don’t miss the panel discussion at 7:30pm!