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Postponed to Dec. 18, 2014 • 8 pm
"A Question Of Power" (1986, dir. David L. Brown), plus films from the 1980's German Anti-Nuclear Movement

"A Question Of Power" is a moving and informative documentary history of the U.S. antinuclear power movement. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film focuses on 35 years of grassroots opposition to the “peaceful atom” in California, where the antinuclear power movement was born (in 1959-64 over the proposed Bodega Bay Atomic Park), and reached its peak in 1981 with the protests over the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
ALSO: During the 1980's, Germany experienced its own extremely militant and confrontational anti-nuclear movement, and we will present a selection of films from this era of German activism.
This will screen at 16 Sherman Alley, near 7th and Folsom, at 8 pm, part of our ongoing collaborative film series at New Nothing Cinema. It's a bring-something-to-share free event.

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San Francisco Bicycle Tours

More about our bicycle and NEW walking tours

Next walking tour:
Saturday December 13, 2014:
Poets & Writers: A Literary (and Geographic) Exploration

Meet at 518 Valencia (near 16th), 12 noon

Walking tours resume ever 2nd Saturday February-May 2015

Cycles of History
Historical tours of San Francisco by bicycle

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

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NEXT TOUR » Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Dissent

Covering everything from literary dissenters to urban riots and protests, this tour examines sites of conflict and unrest, the social movements and upheavals, that have shaped San Francisco since its origins. It's a social, historical and critical tour through the city's contrarian past and present. Tour ends at Dolores Park.

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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.

Check them out here.

"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…