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Storied: San Francisco


Jun 11, 2020

To help elevate the voices and stories of Black San Franciscans, we’ll be rerunning those episodes over the next few weeks. We’ll be back with new stories from your neighbors down the road a bit.

Yeva Johnson is a musician, a poet, and a physician. She works with patients at end of life, doing what she can make to make that transition as peaceful and harmonious as possible.

In this podcast, Yeva talks about medical school, including work she did with AIDS patients in Africa. She moved to San Francisco in 1990 and immediately began working with AIDS patients at General Hospital in Ward 5A. She relays a set of lessons she's learned throughout her career and ends by playing a song on the flute.

Yeva will be a featured poet at the Voz Sin Tinta bilingual poetry series tonight from 6:30 to 8:30. To catch this free event, go here: http://ow.ly/w1Q730qOQI9

This episode is taken from our first live event, Working with Death. It was recorded at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco in April 2018.

Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather