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Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma.
Shaping San Francisco
Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics | 518 Valencia St., SF
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Wednesday, January 23
Shaping SF Lecture: Before SF “Spanish/Mexican Period” | Mission Dist.
Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Eric ...
Wednesday, February 6
Shaping SF Lecture: Internment & Its Aftermath | Mission Dist.
Chuck Wollenberg presents his new book Rebel Lawyer about Wayne Collins and his defense of Japanese-American rights during WWII.
Novelist and essayist Karen Tei Yamashita shares her introduction to John Okada’s No-No Boy, the only 1950s novel to reflect on the
post-Internment experience among Japanese-American families.
Wednesday, February 13
Shaping SF Lecture: Seth Eisen “Out of Site” | Mission Dist.
Last year we embarked on a grand collaborative journey through the under-recognized LGBTQ+ history of North Beach with Seth Eisen’s OUT of Site performative walking tours. Seth returns with a look at his new SOMA tours coming in June and September, bringing forgotten queer histories ...
Wednesday, March 13
Shaping SF Lecture: Dockworkers in the Bay Area & South Africa | Mission Dist.
Peter Cole’s new book Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area uniquely compares and
contrasts the radical activism of dockworkers on opposite sides of the planet.
The San Francisco-based ILWU took direct action to block apartheid-era cargoes, while their counterparts in ...
Wednesday, March 27
Shaping SF Lecture: Sea Level Rise “Pacific Ocean and Bay Area” | Mission Dist.
Christina Gerhardt, author of The Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise, explores the effects and responses to climate-warming on
low-lying Pacific Ocean islands. Scientist Kristina Hill and urbanist Laura Tam address sea-level rise on vulnerable shorelines in the Bay
Area. Learn about indigenous inhabitants’ adaptive ...
Wednesday, April 3
Wednesday, April 10
Shaping SF Lecture: SF Neighborhood Newspapers | Mission Dist.
A collaborative effort of the San Francisco Department of Memory, this project digitally preserves and promotes San Francisco
community newspapers. Over 1,600 issues generated in eight neighborhoods dating back to the 1960s are now available online and
members of participating history groups will present highlights along with ...
Wednesday, May 8
Shaping SF Lecture: The Women of Los Siete de la Raza | Mission Dist.
50 years after the arrest of seven young men from the Mission District galvanized a movement, women gather who were active in creating
the multi-faceted community response that grew out of the Los Siete Defense Committee. From Basta Ya!—the newspaper—to Centro de
Salud and La Raza Information ...
Wednesday, May 22
Wednesday, May 29