NBA All-Star Baron Davis Brings Black Santa, Icon Coloring Book to BCAF2017 During MLK Weekend in San Francisco
FREE – Join Baron Monday, January 16, 12PM at the Black Comix Arts Festival, City View at Metreon, San Francisco
Baron Davis, former NBA great/Golden State Warriors star and the founder of a new media company, The Black Santa Company, is coming to BCAF2017. Baron will introduce his new coloring book, “Icons of Black History” (preview edition), in an exclusive 30 minute on stage interview hosted by Shawn Taylor at 12:10pm on Monday, January 16, at City View at Metreon in San Francisco.
A native of Los Angeles, Baron Davis is a 13-year NBA veteran and a two-time All-Star. He was drafted 3rd overall in the 1999 NBA draft after an All-American season at UCLA. A true renaissance man off the court, Davis has been an investor, entrepreneur and advisor in a variety of entertainment, technology and consumer product endeavors, including Vitaminwater, popchips, and Songza. He has made a name for himself in the world of film and television, as the producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary Crips and Bloods: Made In America, and most recently as producer/director of the upcoming documentary The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce. A true champion of the youth, Baron has supported charitable endeavors across Los Angeles from the Boys and Girls Club of Venice to his childhood elementary school South Park.
In 2016 Baron founded The Black Santa Company, a new media company that creates new characters, contemporary and engaging content, and high quality products celebrating diversity, fun, and positivity. His mission is to inspire the world by building diverse characters and telling stories that reflect the change in culture.
Separately, immediately following the BCAF interview, Baron joins Dolores Huerta – activist, Erika Alexander – actor, Clay Carson-academic, John Jennings – artist, Yolanda Jackson – attorney SFBAR pres. (to be confirmed) and Justin Steele – corporate activist (to be confirmed) for the marquee event of the MLK celebration day. This year’s theme, Justice in the Beloved Community comes to life with the Grade-A Social Justice panel in the YBCA Theater across the plaza from City View.
Check out Baron’s complete BCAF2017 schedule below.
BCAF EXPO Monday, Jan 16 – City View @ Metreon
- BCAF Stage
- 1:1 Interview with Baron Davis, hosted by Shawn Taylor
- 12:10pm – 12:40PM
- BCAF Expo Floor (merchandise, photos and autographs)
- 2:30PM – 3:00PM
- BCAF Press Space (open to public)
- 1:1 Interview with Baron Davis, hosted by Stanford Carpenter
- 3:10PM – 3:25PM
MLK2017 Celebration Program, Monday, Jan 16 – YBCA Theater
- YBCA Theater Stage
- Grade A Social Justice Panel
- 1:00PM – 2:15PM
The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. The two-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.
A partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, BCAF is a festival of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and is part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in San Francisco. In 2015 USA Today’s editors and readers selected BCAF as one of the ten best art festivals in the U.S. So, join us in San Francisco, and experience BCAF2017!