The historical San Francisco African American Art and Culture Complex hosted its annual Open House Nov. 13th, 2018 from 6-9pm and the entire community was in attendance to not only support the center but to Welcome the past Executive Director now Mayor London Breed. It was an amazing night full of motivational speeches, youth performances, libations to the ancestors, great food and music. The highlight of the evening was honoring Mayor Breed who shared her story of living in the Fillmore/Hayes Valley community, growing up in the AAACC and making sure it stayed a resource for the community by saving it from gentrification when she was the executive director. She made lots of changes to the building and brought it up to date so it would be safe for the children and families who use the space daily. The current Executive Directors Meloni and Melorra Green honored Mayor Breed with a heart warming speech and presented her with flowers after thanking her for believing in their ability to keep the AAACC open and thriving. Resident Companies who are housed in the AAACC were also in attendance represented by Thomas Simpson of AfroSolo Theater Company, Sherry Young of African American Shakespeare Theater Company and Rhodessa Jones of Cultural Oddessy. Project Level is the award winning youth dance resident company in our center who provided an amazing Hip-Hop dance and Rap performance. Ruth Saswa School provided an African Dance Performance. Samba Funk did an amazing drum procession that had the everyone including Mayor Breed in a conga line dancing Black Fraternities and Sororities we in attendance from SF State to support and celebrate with us.