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Monthly ‘City Front’ or ‘Northern Shore’ Bay Cruises in 2022!

Free Public Talks are postponed until further notice, instead . . .

Urban Forums: Walk & Talk

Satudays at 12 noon unless otherwise noted.

At various locations (see below)

A new kind of outdoor gathering we pioneered last year in lieu of our normal schedule of indoor public talks. These shorter urban walks usually feature a guest speaker or two, and provide lots of space for open conversation about history, public space, and the themes that come up along the way.


Our Public Talks are partly underwritten by the City Lights Foundation and Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.




Download the Spring 2022 calendar as a pdf

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Archive of past talks

Online audio archive of past talks, listed by type:

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Saturday, April 9 and April 16

San Bruno Mountain


Special hike through Buckeye Canyon and dense oak forests with spectacular views, led by mountain protector David Schooley! 2nd tour added on Saturday April 16. Strictly imited attendance. RSVP to get on a waiting list.

RSVP required: shaping@foundsf.org

Saturday, May 28

City College to San Francisco State


Learn about the struggle for union rights and a Free City College, visit the Urbano Sundial, and end at the historic SF State University campus, where the 1968-69 student/faculty strikes led to the establishment of the first College of Ethnic Studies in the U.S.

RSVP required: shaping@foundsf.org