Elections 2020
Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020, 7:00PM
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Elections 2020: 

Let Your Voice Be Heard + Special Coverage and Town Hall with Tony Labat and Matt Gonzalez

Tuesday, November 3rd | 7:00 PM (PST)
Projected on SFAI's Tower and streamed on

SFAI presents Elections 2020, a special event for Election Day 2020 that promotes dialogue and speech as key vehicles of creative civic engagement. Elections 2020 includes two simultaneous and overlapping events beginning right before polls close on the West Coast: the projection onto SFAI's Tower of Let Your Voice Be Heard, a crowd-sourced media assemblage, and Special Coverage and Town Hallan open, live, virtual conversation about the issues and incoming results of the election, hosted by Matt Gonzalez and Tony Labat. 

Screening of Let Your Voice Be Heard

Projected on SFAI’s Tower
Starting at 7:00 PM (PST)

Let Your Voice Be Heard is a crowd-sourced collection of videos and photos where people (like you) express themselves about issues that matter to them, curated by Tony Labat. See call for videos and images below, which is open until 12:00 PM (PST) on Election Day.

Special Coverage and Town Hall
Hosted by Matt Gonzalez and Tony Labat

Streamed on
Starting at 7:00 PM (PST)
Register here to join live 

Special Coverage and Town Hall features Matt Gonzalez and Tony Labat in live virtual conversation with special guests and YOU, discussing the issues and ongoing results of the 2020 US Presidential Election as well as local ballot measures. Join the conversation to pose your questions and comments in live chat. Special guests include San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen, Aaron Peskin, and Gordon Mar; District Attorney Chesa Boudin; and John Dennis, Chairman of San Francisco Republican Party and more to be confirmed. Selections from Let Your Voice Be Heard will be intercut into the broadcast. 

Your hosts for the evening: 

Matt Gonzalez: Matt Gonzalez is the Chief Attorney in the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. He previously served as president of the SF Board of Supervisors and in 2004 taught a course in Art & Politics at SFAI. He has written widely on the subjects of art, politics, and law. 

Tony Labat: Tony Labat was born in Cuba and came to the United States at the age of 15 in 1966. He has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years. Labat has received numerous awards and grants and his work is in many private and public collections. Labat has developed a body of work in Performance, Video, Sculpture and Installation. His work has dealt with and continues his investigations with the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media.

Call for Videos and Images for Let Your Voice Be Heard

Let your voice be heard about regional, national, and global issues that are important to you! Submitted media will be assembled into a loop and projected on SFAI’s Tower, and selections will be intercut in the Special Coverage and Town Hall live event on Election Day, November 3rd. Send in any of the following:

  • Video clip up to 5 minutes of you talking about issues that matter to you
  • Images showing you holding signs/papers with text about issues that matter to you
  • Any combination or creative interpretation of the above

Take a few minutes to use your freedom of speech and thought and available tools to share what matters to you right now in this unique moment, for this unique canvas. Opinions and interpretations across all spectrums are welcome.

  • Deadline: Tuesday November 3rd, 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Format: Whatever you got, selfie videos or photos, screenshots, from your phone or computer are welcome. Please feel free to be as unscripted or scripted, polished or unpolished, produced or lo-fi as you wish. Don't overthink it, speak your mind. 
  • Send clips or questions to: