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“MaestraPeace Mural” Coffee Table Book Release | SF

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Mission Branch Library | 300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA


SF’s HERstory Festival: 100+ Events

In March 2019, the San Francisco Public Library presents HERstory, a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month, honoring and acknowledging the contributions of women and the unique experience of being female today with a diverse array of lectures, films, performances and programs for all ages at every library location.

HERstory 2019 / Women’s History Month Festival
March 1-31, 2019
San Francisco Public Library – All branches
FREE – All programs and exhibits are free and open to the public

HERstory Program Guide (PDF) | See full list of 100+ events

During HERstory, the public is invited to attend a discussion on the perceptions of women as decision makers; get sexually healthy with Good Vibrations; discuss women rockers of the ‘60s and ‘70s; discover women who tackle big wave surfing; learn about the iconic MaestraPeace mural; hear from local woman entrepreneurs; learn to soul line dance with their neighbors; and much more.

Empowering “HERstory” Books to Check out

And of course, they wouldn’t be a library, without books. The librarians have curated HERstory book lists for Women’s History Month. Check out recent feminist fiction, women and immigrants in the labor movement, and HERstory books for children and teens.

Art Exhibit

In addition, the Library presents Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, an exhibition in the Main Library of original drawings, prints and ephemera of artist and writer, Robbin Légère Henderson. She illustrates the memoir of her grandmother Matilda Rabinowitz, an early 20th century Russian immigrant, activist and independent woman. Rabinowitz left a fascinating memoir of immigration, child labor, political awakening, ardent participation in historic political movements and embrace of early feminist ideals. Programs on immigrant women and labor organizing complement the exhibit.

HERstory 2019 Event Highlights

For details on the more than 100 programs happening in March, view the HERstory program guide, richly illustrated with drawings by Miriam Klein Stahl. Stahl and author Kate Schatz are the awe-inspiring women behind the New York Times best-selling books Rad American Women A to ZRad Women Worldwide and Rad Girls Can. They will be speaking on March 21 at the Public Knowledge Branch at SFMOMA.

Learn all about the MaestraPeace mural that wraps around the outside of the four story Women’s Building in the Mission. This iconic mural turns 25 this year and there will be a coffee table book released by Heyday Press in the fall.

Join Advocacy Specialist Vylma Ortiz and at least one of the 7 sisters in paint (Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez) to hear about the creation, iconography, and legacy of this amazing mural in the Mission.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, International Women's Day, Literature, San Francisco
Address: 300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA

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