- June 2, 2018
- 7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Franchesca Ramsey didn't set out to be an activist. Or a comedian. Or a commentator on identity, race, and culture. But then her YouTube video What White Girls Say . . . to Black Girls went viral. Twelve million views viral. Faced with an avalanche of media requests, fan letters, and hate mail, she had two choices: Jump in and make her voice heard, or step back and let others frame the conversation.
MTV's Decoded star Francesca Ramsey is joined by Bay Area author and comedian Sarah Cooper for a conversation on her experiences as an accidental activist to explore the many ways we communicate with each other—from the highs of bridging gaps and making connections, to the many pitfalls that accompany talking about race, power, sexuality, and gender in an unpredictable public space—the internet.
Plan to arrive early and stay late to enjoy the Marines' Memorial Bar and meet Francesca for a book signing after the conversation!
Franchesca Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actress, writer, video blogger, sought-after speaker, and the host of the award-winning web series Decoded on MTV. With videos topping 12 million views, she has been featured on NPR, Anderson Cooper, CNN, MTV, the BBC, and in the New York Times. A former writer and correspondent for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she now has a major late-night television show in development with Comedy Central. She lives in New York City and Well, That Escalated Quickly is her first book. Photo credit: Erin Patrice O'Brien
Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian, speaker, and drawer. Originally from Jamaica, she grew up in Washington DC, and now live in San Francisco. You might know her as the former-Google employee-turned-satirist who wrote 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. In 2017, she was on the writing team for SOMA The Musical, a comedy musical about Silicon Valley, and named as one of the 20 Hottest Bay Area Innovators by 7×7 Magazine. In 2018, she will be speaking all over the country, performing at SF Sketchfest, and releasing her third book, How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings.