Global Lives Global Gala – Come Meet Your Neighbors

Inspiration, San Francisco, World - other travel posts — By on November 5, 2011 6:10 PM


Step out of your world and join me and other globally minded individuals for an exciting evening of global experiences at the Global Lives Global Gala in San Francisco this Thursday, November 1oth!

Global Lives will be celebrating 7 years of engaging, educating and inspiring audiences to rethink what it means to be a global citizen. Come and be introduced to your neighbors near and far!

Featuring large-scale ten-screen video project, a global selection of delicious drinks and tasty hors d’oeuvres, live world music, henna and tea lounge, and more.

Purchase tickets now, while discounted presale supplies last!

I first wrote about the Global Lives project after experiencing the exhibit in 2008. I found the project a brilliant and inspiring portrayal of the diversity and similarity of cultures around the world. I am always happy to support the organization’s mission “to reshape how we as both producers and viewers conceive of cultures, nations and people outside of our own communities.”

David Evan Harris of San Francisco, is the creator of Global Lives and got the idea for the project after he spent months studying and traveling around the world his junior year in college. Specifically his experiences in living with host families in different countries inspired David to develop Global Lives. In an interview at the iSummit in Japan, David talks about how he began to view the world differently after his trip. “When back in US after living in a bamboo hut in the Philippines and having spent time in a former squatter settlement in Mexico city, those people whose lives I had shared so intimately really stuck out in my mind and I couldn’t even do the sort of normal day to day tasks like reading a newspaper or watching a TV news cast and think about those countries in the same abstract way that I use to. I thought about the individuals”. David Evan Harris

Never heard of Global Lives? Watch this short video to better understand what this project is all about …

The Global Lives project is a collective effort of more than 150 volunteer filmmakers, artists, architects, programmers and everyday people from around the world to build and display a video library of human life experience. The projects goal is to record 24 hours in the lives of 10 people that roughly represent the diversity of the planet’s population. The installation gives the viewer a chance to step out of their own reality and into one they never would have known.

The Global Deets …

Thursday, November 10th
6-7pm  //  GVIP Reception
(GVIP = Globally Very Impassioned Person)
7-11pm  //  Global Gala

Attire is Globally Glamorous (aka Cocktail Attire)

Ft. Mason Center
Building A, Conference Center
Enter @ Buchanan St. & Marina Blvd
Parking @ Ft. Mason Center

Purchase tickets now, while discounted presale supplies last!

Ticket proceeds benefit the work of the Global Lives Project and are tax deductible over $25 to the extent of the law.

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