Free Public Talks
A place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma.
All events are free, on Wednesday evenings unless otherwise noted.
At Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia, near 16th Street, San Francisco. Download a pdf of our Spring 2014 calendar here very soon.
Incite.../Insight! Free Film Events
We are proud to announce a collaboration between Shaping San Francisco, The New Nothing Cinema, and the Anthropology and Social Change Department at C.I.I.S. We will screen a film once a month with the focus being on local activism and political history. Held monthly at New Nothing Cinema, 16 Sherman Alley (near Folsom and 7th), on dates listed in calendar below.
with the Ohlone Profiles Project (OPP) and Injunuity
The Ohlone Return: Inclusion in SF and Yosemite Slough (2010); 5 Shorts Projected onto Coit Tower (2011); Shorts of and about Ohlone in SF (2013); The OPP has invited other contributors: Hearst Ohlone (2013) Dir. Kathryn Carlson; Injunuity, an animation: Wampum (2013) with Anthony Sul.
This collection of short films document and reflect on the return of Ohlone people to their ancestral lands on the peninsula where San Francisco now sits. We hear the Ohlone’s own voices—in a sunrise healing ceremony at Yosemite Slough and in asking San Francisco city supervisors for recognition at City Hall—as well as those evoked by the land and history. We will revisit an illuminating event in 2009: the projection of art and videos about the Ohlone and the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz from 1969-1971, showing some of the films created for that purpose. The story of the Ohlone will be brought right up to the present with a series of short films documenting the latest visits of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Ohlone as part of their 4-cycle effort of inclusion, and truth and reconciliation.
We will also showcase a work using Anthony Sul's critique of money, prosperity, and power animated by the Injunuity team.
The Incite/Insight Film Series is a project of Shaping San Francisco, The New Nothing Cinema, and The Anthropology And Social Change Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Screenings are at New Nothing Cinema, 16 Sherman Street (Between 6th and 7th, and Folsom and Harrison streets). Nearest BART is Civic Center. Free, please bring drinks and snacks to share.
Wed. January 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Latinos at the Golden Gate:
Creating Community & Identity in San Francisco
Latin American migrants have been part of San Francisco’s story since its beginning. Charting the development of a hybrid Latino identity forged through struggle--latinidad--from the Gold Rush through the civil rights era, Tomás Summers Sandoval will describe the rise of San Francisco’s diverse community of Latin American migrants, giving a panoramic pespective on the transformation of a multinational, multi-generational population that is today a visible, cohesive, and politically active community.