Category Archives: Events

In the Fields of the North-En los campos del Norte

Join Author and Photo-Journalist David Bacon on September 12th from 6-7 pm at 2521 Channing Way in Berkeley. He will be talking about his new book “In the fields of the North”. The book highlights the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in America. This is the time to learn more and stand in solidarity with the Latino community. This event is free and open to the public.

Can’t make it on the 12th? Join David on Friday September 15th at 7pm at the Green Arcade in San Francisco (1680 Market Street 94102).

#BlackLivesMatter: Find your local protest

Two grand juries that failed to indict police officers for the murder of unarmed black men—Mike Brown of Ferguson and Eric Garner of New York—have spurred to action a burgeoning movement against systemic racism and police violence in the United States. (Solidarity protests have since spread worldwide.)

The number and breadth of protests in any region is difficult to coordinate and organize, but we’ve found a number of resources for finding local protests in the Bay Area. (Note: This post will continue to update as new information is available.)

In the Tenderloin, Freedom is a Dance to Victory

Anne Bluthenthal and Dancers (ABD) concludes their fall season of Skywatchers on Wednesday, November 12 with live music, dancing, and a photography exhibit by Deirdre Visser at the Tenderloin National Forest.

Tenderloin National Forest

Illustration courtesy Naomi Cogan Rosenberg/Google Street View.

If there is one thing the Tenderloin has more than any other neighborhood in San Francisco, it is heart. Walking through the streets, you would never expect to find a redwood, but tall trees and lush growth in planters line what used to be another dark and dreary alleyway. As an urban renewal project started by The Luggage Store, a local arts non-profit, this formerly dark corner is now the Tenderloin National Forest. Continue reading