15th Anniversary Photos

 
Four of BCA's Spirit of Activism awardees. Clockwise from bottom left: Dolores Moorehead, Carmen Ortiz, Genevieve Howe, Barbara Cicerelli

  Linda Morse, Phillip Gardener, Nancy Nadel, Patty Quinlan at the event reception
 
BCA Board President Jo Ann Madigan and Board Member JoAnn Loulan

  BCA Board Member Jane Zones (right) talks with an activist
 
Dance Brigade enters through the crowd

  Dance Brigade
 
Author Anne Lamott

  Emcee: Comedian René Hicks
 
Spirit of Activism awards: Belle Shayer (the sole surviving BCA founder), Marian Gibbons (accepting the award for her granddaughter, Marcy Newman), Dolores Moorehead, Genevieve Howe, Barbara Cicerelli, Carmen Ortiz

  Spirit of Activism awardees
 
Linda Tillery (far right) and the Cultural Heritage Choir

  Tanya Neiman, Mary Twomey
 
BCA Program Manager Brenda Salgado and Office Coordinator Angela Carrier

  Karen Jacobs, Irma Herrera
 
Silent Auction

  Reception Hall
 
Beverly Burns   Young Activists

 
Carol Rockett

  Mike Tekulsky, Alex Momtchiloff, David Carroll and Stan Yogi

 
Carmen Lu (right) and Michele Gee

  Spoken word poet Alix Olson
 
Audience

  BCA Board President Jo Ann Madigan presents Executive Director Barbara Brenner (left) with an award to recognize her 10 years of service to the organization

 
Barbara Brenner speaks to the crowd

  In memory of Bay Area TV reporter Faith Fancher, who died of breast cancer in 2003, activists wave white handkerchiefs in a moment of shouting rather than a moment of silence

 
Pianist Adrienne Torf and Singer Holly Near

  Singer Holly Near
   
Members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence read out raffle winners

   

Photos by Ellen Seidler