May 5th, 2017


A benefit for Center For Gender and Refugee Studies

PATRIACT’s Inaugural Event in the Historic Skyroom Lounge

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Skyroom at 100 McAllister Street, San Francisco
7pm to 10pm
Tickets: Starting at $130

Please join us in San Francisco’s historic Skyroom to honor the things that make life wonderful: salt, sugar, love and civil rights for all!

What does this event include?


+ ART EXHIBIT by internationally renowned sculptor & visual artist Boback Emad.

+ SPEAKERS FROM Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) & Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) will share their experiences working on the front lines of America’s broken immigration system.

+ INTERACTIVE PHOTO PROJECT hosted by Immigrant Nation. Attendees can sign up to have their portrait taken and can share their immigrant story. Participants will be featured on

+ CREATIVE CORNER hosted by Protest Cakes. Come get crafty with the Protest Cakes crew and enter to have your cake design featured on the Protest Cakes instagram page -> @protestcakes!

+ LIVE MUSIC by: Sucker Crush & Katy Stephan!

What will this event help support?

PATRIACT’s inaugural event will support The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) and their crucial work of protecting the fundamental human rights of women, children, LGBT individuals, and other refugees who flee persecution. By providing technical assistance in asylum & immigration cases and policy advocacy, CGRS has touched the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants.

Where does ‘Salt, Sugar & Love From Nowhere’ come from?

Salt, Sugar & Love From Nowhere draws inspiration from history. In the 1950’s, Georgia Gilmore and the Club from Nowhere used the power of cakes, cookies and home cooking to fund the civil rights movement. Pooling $14, the activists created renegade bake shops on street corners to support the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The boycott carpool and bake shops were everywhere, and nowhere in particular. And so, she dubbed her group the Club from Nowhere. Thank you, Georgia Gilmore, for inspiring us to follow in your footsteps!

More about Georgia Gilmore

1. The NPR story about Georgia Gilmore.

2. How she helped fuel the civil rights movement with $14.

3. Video Interviews.

Video #1

Video #2