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Courageous Vulnerability: A #MeToo Literary Salon

  • 111 Minna Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

A Non-Profit Fundraiser in Honor of #metoo#hertoo#timesup and Women's History Month

A Performance and Conference Panel with Poetry, World Music, Dance, Discourse, Light Appetizers and Dessert, Featuring an Expert Panel with Audience Q & A

presented by Cafe de la Culture, Musical Ambassadors for Peace, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, and 111 Minna Gallery

Proceeds will support Musical Ambassadors for Peace, and our efforts to bring you nonprofit world class, multi-sensory salons that promote women's empowerment, diversity and social change.

The Evening Includes:

  • A Literary Salon and Conference Panel with Experts in a Wide Range of Domains
  • A Live Ensemble Theater Performance of The Alchemy of Imperfection by Cara Cruickshank
  • Light Appetizers and Desserts
  • Full Service Bar Available


With allegations pouring out of the entertainment industry and beyond, more female politicians on the world stage than ever before, Oprah's stirring Golden Globes speech, and the word "feminism" named as Merriam-Webster's word of the year, The Women's Movement is now more diverse and mainstream. 
Men are increasingly becoming more vocal and aware of gender issues and finding ways to be active allies. "Women's issues" are finally being seen as human issues that we need to address together.


Women are Rising.

"We hope that men will start to understand that they are the solution. We have an opportunity to educate men about how our collective socialization results in a culture that devalues women and ultimately allows many forms of violence and discrimination to persist and harms all of us." -Ted Bunch, co-founder of A Call To Men

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth...a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women...and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again." -Oprah Winfrey

Musical Ambassadors of Peace travels the world to build cross-cultural bridges, honor and preserve indigenous musical traditions and help heal those traumatized by war. We sent 40 drums with our Musical Ambassador to Iraqi Kurdistan to provide healing energy for Yazidi women recently liberated from 2 years of enforced sexual slavery under ISIL. The neighbouring Refugee Camps were inquiring: "Where are our drums? Where is our Musical Ambassador?" We are Fund-Raising Now to send our Musical Ambassador back to Northern Iraq for musical healing for liberated Yazidi women. "I had the privilege to work with amazing Yazidi women on the second anniversary of their genocide and help heal the wounds of war. "Dilkhwaz Ahmad, Musical Ambassador of Peace

Café de la Culture is an international venue which brings multimedia literary salons, live performances, and meaningful conversations to audiences hungry to create and incubate vital ideas and new vision. We work with luminary thinkers and creators to inspire and transform those ideas into action. 

111 Minna Gallery was established in 1993 in downtown San Francisco, 111 Minna Gallery is in the business of Art and Leisure. Equipped with a full service bar, the gallery showcases a unique blend of local and international artists, world-class DJ's, live performance, and film screenings, in an elegantly urban and ever-changing space.

Created by Cara Cruickshank
Cara Cruickshank is a Brazilian/American living in Boulder, NY and Paris. As a woman living in 3 cultures, she has a first-hand, intersectional view on cross-cultural themes. She has a broad background in social entrepreneurship in performing arts, education, business management, childhood development, environmentalism, and public events. She has independently produced and curated hundreds of performances and events in the U.S. and abroad (including Turkey, France and Brazil), often focused on women's empowerment. Her work has been consistently celebrity and media acclaimed. Cara founded Café de la Culture in 2011 to promote diversity, arts and culture. Last year she showcased her new ensemble production "The Alchemy of Imperfection" in Paris, L.A. and Boulder. She is pleased to bring a staged version this season to San Francisco, Portland and Oregon in honor of #MeToo and Women's History Month.