SFO starts relocation of exhibit featuring crowdsourced content on Harvey Milk

SFO starts relocation of exhibit featuring crowdsourced content on Harvey Milk

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has started the process to relocate an exhibit featuring crowdsourced content on Harvey Milk from a temporary construction wall to several new locations in Harvey Milk Terminal 1.

The exhibit, titled Harvey Milk: Messenger of Hope, features photos, correspondence, and campaign materials which provide a glimpse into Milk’s life, including his activism and ascendance as a political leader in San Francisco, his tragic assassination, and his legacy of advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion that lives on today.

When the first phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 opened in July 2019, the exhibit was displayed on a temporary construction wall located post-security. In April 2020, a new Central Inglenook opened to feature the exhibit on a long-term basis. The temporary wall is now being removed to make way for the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1, which will open on May 25, 2021. This phase includes the addition of seven more departure gates, new concessions, and other passenger amenities.

Content from the temporary construction wall will be relocated to two new locations. First, when the next phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 opens in May 2021, content will be featured in a new temporary construction wall located immediately after the security checkpoint, allowing all passengers who have completed security screening to experience the exhibit. This location will be active for at least 2 years.

The second location, opening in fall 2021, is a new post-security passenger walkway connecting Harvey Milk Terminal 1 to the customs area of the International Terminal Boarding Area A. This long-term exhibit will house nearly all the large-scale content originally displayed on the temporary construction wall. Content will be reorganized to accommodate the new location but will remain largely the same.

“Harvey Milk Terminal 1 honors the legacy of a pioneering civil rights leader,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Our goal in this facility is to illuminate, educate and inspire action at a time in our history when we need to be clear and outspoken about human rights – as Harvey was for the LGBTQ community – but also for all communities of color. We are excited to bring the content of this exhibit – sourced from our own community – to a broader audience of global travelers, to ensure that the life and legacy of Harvey Milk is well-known around the world.”

Content for Harvey Milk:

Messenger of Hope was community-sourced by SFO through a public call for photographs containing content related to Harvey Milk, his campaign, and the LGBT community in 1970s San Francisco. Photographer Daniel Nicoletta, a close friend to Milk who documented his time in San Francisco, provided many of the exhibition images. Additional content was provided by the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the San Francisco Public Library and the GLBT Historical Society, among others.

For more information about Harvey Milk Terminal 1, please visit www.flysfo.com/HarveyMilkT1.

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Doug Yakel
Public Information Officer
External Affairs Office
San Francisco International Airport

Source: San Francisco International Airport