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January-June 2018

Free Public Talks

Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30 unless otherwise noted.

At Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia Street (near 16th), in San Francisco

A place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma.

Our Public Talks are partly underwritten by City Lights Foundation, The Seed Fund and Rainbow Grocery.

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Archive of past talks

Online audio archive of past talks, listed by type:

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Gone Fishin'

(fer money... and we like a summer break!)

Shaping San Francisco is taking its customary summer break. We'll have our Fall 2018 schedule of Talks and Tours posted by early August at the latest, and probably a lot sooner. Check back here in late July. We're continuing to add material to the archive at (continually) and we will keep you posted on interesting events, projects, and goings-on in local history and society via our weekly email newsletter. Join our mailing list!

Photo: Boys fishing off Long Bridge at the mouth of Mission Bay, courtesy National Maritime Museum