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Action Event to Challenge How We Interpret Social Media


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

2pm to 4pm

The Intersection of Market and Powell Streets,
San Francisco, CA

For the action, #LifeHasNoFilter, About-Face and supporters will challenge how we interpret everything on social media, from selfies to profile pictures. The event will also raise awareness about social media’s impact on self-esteem through discussions, photographs, and questions (such as “What activities would you exclude from social media?”).

About-Face’s message is that social media portrays a filtered, and often glorified, segment of people’s lives – and that individuals can utilize social media in a way that promotes connection, not dissatisfaction. The public is invited to participate in this event.

For this action, #LifeHasNoFilter, we will ask passers-by and all About-Face supporters to take part in a Facebook and Twitter campaign. The campaign will portray the non-glorified, daily actions that remain obscure from social media. About-Face will also provide cellphone-sized decals with the #LifeHasNoFilter logo so participants can remember the event as they use social media.

If supporters can’t attend the event, they can follow the action on Twitter with the handle @aboutfacesf and #LifeHasNoFilter.

Teen Media Literacy Workshop



RSVPs are required – Click here to RSVP


About-Face at Sunday Streets

sunday-streets-bike-for-siteSundays in 2014
11am – 3pm
Locations throughout San Francisco, listed on Sunday Streets web site.

Walk, skate, or ride on up to our table during Sunday Streets, San Francisco’s open-street days!

Past events

Kjerstin Gruys’ Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall Book Benefit
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, San Francisco

Drinks For About-Face
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Tonic, San Francisco

Catfight Comebacks action
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco

Pisco Latin Lounge Happy Hour Fundraiser
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Pisco Latin Lounge, San Francisco

Patxi’s Pizza Fundraiser
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Patxi’s Pizza, Hayes Valley, San Francisco

About-Face booth at SF Bazaar
Saturday/Sunday, December 7-8-2013
Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco

2013 About-Face Embody Awards honoring Thick Dumpling Skin
Thursday, November 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA
To see the invitation, click here.

Real Size, Not Lies! — Action to End Vanity Sizing
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Market Street at Powell Street, San Francisco

About-Face Halloween Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
John Colins Cocktails, San Francisco

Yoga for Body Peace
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
ACLU of Northern California (39 Drumm St., San Francisco)

Operation All Bodies Real Love
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Abercrombie & Fitch store on Market Street and Victoria’s Secret in Union Square, San Francisco

Operation Real Bodies Real Love
View details
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Victoria’s Secret, Union Square, San Francisco

About-Face Update Meeting and Hangout
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sticker-Bombing Action
Saturday, March 23, 2013

About-Face booth at Bazaar Bizarre
Concourse Exhibition Center (East Hall), San Francisco
Saturday/Sunday, December 1-2, 2012

Panel to discuss Miss Representation, Oasis For Girls benefit screening
Delancey Street Screening Room, San Francisco, CA
November 14, 2012

Table at Brandi Carlile Concert
August 2012

About-Face tables at Sunday Streets San Francisco, 2012
October 21 (Excelsior), September 9 (Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square), August 26 (Chinatown), August 5 (Mission), July 22 (Bayview/Dogpatch), July 1 (Mission), June 3 (Mission), May 6 (Mission), April 15 (Great Highway/Golden Gate Park), March 11 (Embarcadero)

Q&A with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director of Miss Representation, moderated by Jennifer Berger, Executive Director
The Hamlin School, July 2012

Panel to discuss Miss Representation, Oshman JCC, Palo Alto CA
May 2012

About-Face Embody Award Event Honoring Peggy Orenstein, Spring 2012
May 10, 2012 View invitation

An Evening with the Author: Reading with Peggy Orenstein
February 2012 View details

Panel to discuss the film Miss Representation
Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
May 2012

About-Face Open House with Cupcakes and Champagne
June 2011

Embody Award Event Honoring Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Fall 2010
November 2010

About-Face Media-Literacy Workshop Demonstration
The Hamlin School, San Francisco, CA
August 2010