Book Launch and Celebration

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium

All are invited to the launch of Sheryl Evans Davis' first children’s book, Free to Sing. Her book celebrates the gift of song, and encourages young people to express themselves freely and without fear. The author shares stories of others who have used their voices to advance social justice. Bay Area soul and R&B singer-songwriter Goapele will join Davis in conversation, following a reading and musical performance.

Sheryl Evans Davis is executive director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and a passionate advocate for equity and educational opportunity. Davis is the creator of the Everybody Reads, a city-wide summer learning, family literacy, and reading development initiative centering BIPOC youth. She also designs programs and curriculum centered around social justice, racial equity, student wellness, and achievement.


6:00 - Reception

7:00 - Program: Invocation by Rev. Amos Brown, book reading and conversation with Sheryl Evans Davis and Goapele

7:45 - Book signing


Co-presented by:

Office of the President, University of San Francisco

Leo T. McCarthy Center / Engage San Francisco

USF School of Education

Suzy Loftus

Timothy Alan Simon 

Lateefah Simon