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Thursday, July 29

Harris v. Sutro: An Early Civil Rights Battle at Sutro Baths
Thursday, July 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to receive Zoom info
| Sutro Library
Harris v. Sutro: An Early Civil Rights Battle at Sutro Baths
In this virtual talk, Elaine Elinson will present on the little known case of Harris v. Sutro, where John Harris challenged segregation. Join us on Thursday, July 29th at 4PM (PST). For more details and to RSVP, visit Eventbrite page.

Saturday, July 31

LaborFest: Walking Tour 75th Anniv. of Oakland’s General Strike
Saturday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latham Square
LaborFest: Walking Tour 75th Anniv. of Oakland's General Strike
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that spontaneously began with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking, mostly women retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores, where picket lines were broken ...

LaborFest 3-Hour Maritime History Boat Tour (SF Bay)
Saturday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $60 | Pier 41
LaborFest 3-Hour Maritime History Boat Tour (SF Bay)
Join the best labor maritime boat trip in the world as we go to historical sites on the bay and the Oakland container port. We will hear about our working-class history, and how the SF General Strike helped shape the character of San Francisco and ...

Thursday, August 5

Talking ‘Bout the Birds and the Bees Virtual Gameble
Thursday, August 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$13 Members / $15 Non-members
Talking 'Bout the Birds and the Bees Virtual Gameble
No, it’s not “that” talk. This one’s for gardeners and bird lovers, because you can’t really have one of those things without the other. Join Bay Area News Group’s Joan Morris for an online talk about attracting birds and bees, to your yard and garden, ...

Wednesday, August 11

“On the Web of Meaning” Virtual Discussion
Wednesday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"On the Web of Meaning" Virtual Discussion
As our civilization careens toward a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings and humanity’s age-old questions become even more urgent. Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? Our dominant worldview of disconnection―which tells ...

Saturday, August 14

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, August 14 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

On Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World
Saturday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
On Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World
Many of us live indoor lives, disconnected from the natural world more than any other time in human history. Yet nature remains deeply ingrained in our language, culture, and consciousness. For centuries, we have acted on an intuitive sense that we need communion with the ...

Thursday, August 19

On the Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness
Thursday, August 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
On the Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness
To live in a body that is fat and Black is to exist at the margins of a society that creates the conditions for anti-fatness as anti-Blackness. Hyper-policed by state and society, passed over for housing and jobs, and derided and misdiagnosed by medical professionals, ...

Thursday, August 26

On Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration
Thursday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
On Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration
With the second renaissance and re-emergence of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, the general public and therapists alike are confronted with new areas of exploration, but with few systematic frameworks available. Questions surrounding legal access to care, ongoing criminalization, and medical restrictions to care limiting the therapies available, ...

Saturday, September 11

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, September 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly