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Explore Bay Area Social Movement History

January-May 2016

Free Public Talks

Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30 unless otherwise noted. At Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia, near 16th Street, San Francisco

A place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Download a pdf of the Spring 2016 calendar here.

Partly underwritten by Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, City Lights Foundation, and the Other Avenues Grocery Cooperative.

Archive of past talks

Online audio archive of past talks, listed by type:

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May 11
What’s Going Right with the

Global Environment!

Will Grant has spent the past year developing new curricula for high school students and has put together a tour of the surprising things he learned. Meanwhile, Tom Athanasiou directs Eco-Equity, a small but vital contributor to the global negotiations over climate change. Enthusiastic hope and acerbic realism meet head-to-head in this panorama of environmentalist politics and practice.

May 25
Audible Cities

What can sounds tell us about the geography, people, and politics of a particular place? This panel explores the role sounds play in our everyday lives as well as how they can attune us to below-the-radar experiences and often “off the map” histories of the urban. Discover the intersection between sound and history with Jeremiah Moore and Sound Mappers Bruno Ruviaro and Christina Zanfagna.