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Skylight Gallery Shows at the SF Public Library

Daily, through October

Featuring a rotation of exhibits on the sixth floor of the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library, currently on view in the Skylight Gallery are two exhibits: Votes for Women (through October 31) and When the Conference Heard From the Street (through October 10).

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, with the ratification of the 19th amendment, Votes for Women features posters of the suffrage movement. From the San Francisco Public Library: “Presented both by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Archives, these posters tell the story of the woman’s struggle to gain the right to vote from the mid-19th Century to ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 to how it affects life today.”

Featuring the photographs of Rick Gerharter, who photographed the thousands of activists who had taken to the streets of San Francisco during the 6th International Conference on Aids in 1990, to demand that the government, healthcare and drug companies do more in the fight against AIDS. From the San Francisco Public Library: “Text by veteran HIV journalists Liz Highleyman and Tim Kingston sets the stage for the protests, with comments from participants and conference organizers.”