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September 23, 2015
Prisoners and Politics: from the San Quentin Six to Pelican Bay

California holds more prisoners than any other state while the U.S. incarcerates far more people than anywhere else on earth. During the 1960s and 1970s a political movement erupted among the imprisoned—Dan Berger’s new book Captive Nation takes us through that political history. We will also have Luis “Bato” Talamantez, an original member of the San Quentin Six, and Caitlin Kelly Henry, a local attorney who coordinates the National Lawyer’s Guild “Support from Outside the Walls” prisoner support series. Co-sponsored by Freedom Archives.

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Walking Tours

Social, historical, and critical tours through San Francisco.

Fall 2nd Saturday walking tour schedule

September 12, 2015: Comix, Underground Press, & Poetry: The Mission You Don't Know
October 10: Beer, Dunes, and Trains
November 14: New Deal Murals, Italian SF, and Trash!
December 12: Market Street: The Contested Boulevard

 

Bicycle Tours
“Cycles of History,” our social, historical, and critical tours through San Francisco by bicycle.

Our fabulous bicycle tours are led by Critical Mass co-founder Chris Carlsson.

San Francisco Bicycle Tours

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NEXT BIKE TOUR » Sunday, September 20, 2015

Food Politics

Explore the many ethnic threads that, knit together, have produced our amazing local cuisine. From the old Italian food industries to Chinese shrimping villages, to the prodigious Bay Area fresh fruit and vegetable trade, get ready for an illuminating and tasty tour that will change how you think about what you eat. Tour ends at 25th and Mission.

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Please email us to RSVP, less than five people cancels!

 

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Ecology Emerges poster art by Mona Caron

Ecology Emerges

Discussions and reflections on the history of Bay Area ecological activism, based on oral histories documenting the past 50 years.

Ecology Emerges is an oral history gathering project to explore the past 50 years of ecological activism in the Bay Area and the role that individual and institutional memories play in the development, policy proposals, and interrelationships that together make up the existing networks of ecological politics.  We document the living ecological activist movement, in their own words, but also in a larger context of urban growth and globalization.

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Oral Histories

Oral Histories

Shaping San Francisco, as part of our ongoing work, sits down with people who have stories to tell and conducts oral history interviews.

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"Editor's Pick Tour" from FoundSF.org

Comprised of over 1,400 pages, and 2,500 historical photos, the wiki-based archive FoundSF.org is the product of hundreds of contributors, regular people who were compelled by the chance to investigate some piece of this City's past.

See the latest highlights…