On Saturday, February 24, if you are under 18*, you are welcome to drop by The Indie Alley anytime between 11 am and 1 pm to participate in Anna's year-long project If I Were the President. You'll be invited to write or draw what you would change if you were the President of the United States.
We hear endless opinions about politics from adults, but the voices of our youth are often missing.
Let’s change that.
In December 2018, Anna will deliver these messages and all those gathered throughout the course of this project to the White House in the hope of making a strong, poetic statement about a future worth fighting for together.
Illustration by Fei Xiao.
About the artist: Anna Sergeeva is an artist based in San Francisco. Her previous work includes The Compliment Project which spread nearly half a million compliments in eight languages across the world. For Anna, art is a way to bring people closer together and can infuse a little magic into mundane aspects of daily life. Anna is a 2017-2018 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow in the Public Imagination and her work has been featured in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC News and more.
Looking through her childhood drawings, Anna found a worksheet from when she was seven years old. Prompted by "If I were the President of the United States, I would change...", she wrote, "that every family has a home." Anna is currently fundraising for a short-film of this nationwide project that will be shown at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this summer. You can support this campaign here.
We'll host a Q&A with Anna at 1 pm, immediately following the workshop. All are welcome to attend.
*This isn't a drop-off event, so caregivers will need to stay with young children.
We'd love it if you'd RSVP that you are planning to drop-in at some point over the two-hour workshop, so we can be clear on numbers and prep ahead.