DCYF Family Summit

DCYF is hosting a family summit today at Ida B. Wells High School from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This summit is for you to share your stories, experiences, and perspectives to help make San Francisco a great place to grow up in.

For more information and register click here.

Mayor London N. Breed’s Children’s Toy & Book Festival

You are joyfully invited to attend Mayor London N. Breed’s Children’s Toy & Book Festival in partnership with San Francisco Fire Fighter Union Local 798 at City Hall from 9 am – 12 pm.

We invite children ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult or organization to attend. Please email your completed registration form to DCSSTOYFESTIVAL@SFGOV.ORG.

For more information, contact us at 415-356-2959

*Note Please RSVP before November 8th.

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DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Today Waldo E. Martin, Jr will be giving a lecture on African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World.

Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles transformed both the US and World History. These seminal liberation struggles include the important yet relatively unknown series of early twentieth-century southern African American streetcar boycotts as well as the iconic Civil Rights-Black Power Insurgency (1935-75).

For more information about this lecture, you can click here.

This lecture is open to the public and if you missed the live lecture you can download it on their site.

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World

Today Judith Carney will be having a lecture on Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World. A striking feature of plantation-era history is the number of first-person accounts that credit the enslaved with the introduction of specific foods, all previously grown in Africa. This lecture lends support to these observations by identifying the crops that European witnesses attributed to slave agency and by engaging the ways that African subsistence staples arrived, and became established, in the Americas.

For more information please click here.

If you missed this lecture you can download it on their site.

SFUSD Enrollment Fair

Today the San Francisco Unified School District is having an enrollment Fair. Come meet different representatives from all SFUSD schools in one place. If you have any questions don’t forget to ask at this event.

For more information please click here.

 

A Lectures on: Prison Abolition, and a Mule

Today Paul Butler will be giving a lecture on the current prison system and how it was supposed to be and how it is now.

Incarceration is a relatively recent development in the history of punishment, with the first modern prison constructed in Philadelphia in the early 1800s. The American penitentiary was intended as a reform, making the institution of punishment more humane and rehabilitative. Because the United States now locks up more people than almost any country in the history of the world, this nation is perhaps the best laboratory to assess the success of the experiment.

This lecture is open to the public you can click here for more information.

If you missed the live lecture you can also download it on their site.

Community Meeting: Trader Joe’s

Today at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the African American Art & Culture Complex. Supervisor Vallie Brown a Trader Joe’s will be hosting a community meeting on a proposed grocery store for the Western Addition. If you have any questions or concerns you can have it answer at the community meeting tonight.