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Michael Franti | Stay Human


The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Michael Franti | Stay Human, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

At this uplifting & intimate evening, you will be up-close with director Michael Franti who will be introducing and screening his new film, Stay Human, followed by a Q&A session about the film. The night will close with an acoustic set featuring Michael Franti.

For a pick-me-up during these ever-changing times, join us for this event that’s sure to inspire!

Film synopsis: During these turbulent times, the feeling of hopelessness is an epidemic. In a quest to find a path to STAY HUMAN and hold on to humanity in the craziness of the world we live in today, Michael Franti takes us on an experiential journey through his songs and stories of people who have chosen to overcome cynicism with optimism and hope. Michael shares the tales of Robin Lim, a midwife who opened a birthing clinic in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Steve & Hope Dezember, a young couple whose love carries them through Steve’s battle with ALS, Arief Rabik, an environmental scientist in Bali who perfected a method to make industrial and household products with bamboo in an effort to curb deforestation, and Sive Mazinyo and Busisiwwe Vazi, who help inspire their community of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, through music and education. Michael reflects on his own personal journey facing adversity as a child, struggling to find his voice as a musician, and how he came to find inspiration through these stories. He hopes to inspire people to become changemakers by utilizing creativity, tenacity, and heart to face our daily challenges as individuals, and together as citizens of our planet to STAY HUMAN.

Doors are at 6:30 p.m. and the Film is at 8:00 p.m.  A No Host bar will be available for beverage purchases.  Dinner plates prepared by Ike’s Quarter Cafe are also available for purchase (pre-order your dinner plate with your event tickets!) as well as Cheri’s Ice Cream with delicious desserts.  Dinners will not be available after 8:30 p.m.

Osborn/Woods Hall | $50 | SOLD OUT

Ticket includes a seat in the Osborn/Woods Hall for the film screening and acoustic, musical Q&A session.

Stone Hall | $30

Ticket includes a seat in the Stone Hall for the film screening, and a live feed from the Osborn/Woods Hall for the acoustic, musical Q&A session.  Moderators will be in the Stone Hall to facilitate audience participation for the Q&A session.

Dinner Plate | $10

Add a dinner plate from Ike’s Quarter Cafe to your ticket purchase!  Dinner plates include red beans and rice with collard greens and cornbread.  A limited number of dinner plates may also be purchased at the event.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and can be reached at (530) 265-5040.  Tickets are not available at BriarPatch Co-Op for this event.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.



A gifted and much-heralded spoken word artist Michael Franti is also a political activist. As leader of the politically and socially-charged group Spearhead, Franti is at the forefront of hip-hop’s renaissance, expanding the music’s boundaries as he draws on funk and soul-driven beats. Through his music and poetry, Franti tackles a range of issues–the criminal justice system, corporatization of our daily lives, AIDS, gay rights, homelessness, the death penalty, drug addiction and suicide.