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Wednesday, September 25

Shaping SF Lecture: Neighborhood Corridors | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, September 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Neighborhood Corridors | Mission Dist.
Efforts to integrate history and ecological restoration can be found tucked away in most San Francisco neighborhoods. Neighborhood greenways and corridors are most often the result of initial community-based activism to beautify an urban space, and end up becoming much more complex projects. Sophie Constantinou ...

Wednesday, October 2

Shaping SF Lecture: Storytelling & the Memory Keepers | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Storytelling & the Memory Keepers | Mission Dist.
We bring together story shapers, story sharers, and story collectors for this evening taking a close look at oral histories and memory keeping. Susan Schwartzenberg hosts a discussion series at the Bay Observatory at the Exploratorium intertwining personal stories and scientific study to understand climate ...

Wednesday, October 9

Shaping SF Lecture: Expanding San Francisco’s Common Wealth | SF
Wednesday, October 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Expanding San Francisco’s Common Wealth | SF
Rejecting the paradigms of capitalist San Francisco, let’s look at a radically expanded Common Wealth, starting here, but with implications for our entire society: A public bank, free broadband internet, a low-cost public electricity system, dense community gardens and public orchards, widespread high-quality social housing, ...

Wednesday, October 23

Shaping SF Lecture: Shellmounds, Indigenous Culture & Ecology | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Shellmounds, Indigenous Culture & Ecology | Mission Dist.
250 years ago, life along the edges of what we now know as San Francisco Bay changed forever when the Portola Expedition came upon this hidden magnificent body of water. The Spaniards couldn’t quite understand it when they saw this marvelous sight for the first ...

Wednesday, November 6

Shaping SF Lecture: Alcatraz Occupation | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Alcatraz Occupation | Mission Dist.
50 years ago this fall, on November 20, a group of people that came to be known as Indians of All Tribes began a 18-month occupation of Alcatraz Island. This act of self-determination emerged from conditions faced on reservations and in urban centers, from the ...

Wednesday, November 13

Shaping SF Lecture: Progress to Poverty | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Progress to Poverty | Mission Dist.
On the 140th anniversary of Henry George’s Progress and Poverty, his land tax and radical reform of land use are worth a critical re-examination. Geographers Francesca Manning and Richard Walker, along with Ted Gwartney of the California chapter of Common Ground USA, untangle what George ...

Wednesday, December 4

Shaping SF Lecture: 20th Anniversary of Seattle/WTO Shutdown | SF
Wednesday, December 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 20th Anniversary of Seattle/WTO Shutdown | SF
On November 30, 1999 the World Trade Organization was prevented from meeting in Seattle by unprecedented phalanxes of self-organized protesters who filled the streets, tied up key intersections, blockaded the convention center, and used video and the internet in ways they’d never been used before. ...

Wednesday, December 11

Shaping SF Lecture: Valencia Street as a Lesbian Corridor | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Valencia Street as a Lesbian Corridor | Mission Dist.
Osento Bathhouse. Amelia’s. Artemis Cafe. Old Wives Tales. Modern Times Bookstore. Names and functions of these venues have changed, but they are part of the living memory of Valencia Street. Long before it descended into the white tablecloth, boutique-filled, gentrified peculiarity of today, the Valencia ...

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