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SAN FRANCISCO– Shaping San Francisco Public Talk: Art & Politics—Seth Eisen “OUT of Site”
November 8, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pmFree
SAN FRANCISCO– As part of Shaping San Francisco’s Free Public Talks Series, Seth Eisen/Eye Zen Presents and collaborators bring to life research and performance excerpts from their newest project (a collaboration with Shaping SF)—a series of queer history performance-driven walking tours through the streets of San Francisco. This performative talk explores the ways that queer people have historically created community, how our communities have adapted over time, and ways we might sustain and nurture our historical and cultural queer essence. Revealing new ways to envision and preserve queer heritage, Eisen covers events such as the country’s first homeless queer youth movement, Vanguard of the 1960s, and the Compton’s Cafeteria riots which predated New York’s Stonewall riots; popular American dances which have roots in cross-dressing Gold Rush stag dances and early gay clubs; the 19th century out gay author of early SF bohemian literati, Charles Warren Stoddard; the life of late 19th century transgender writer and social activist Jack Garland; and the infamous queer gathering spots of the prohibition era Pansy Craze.
Location: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics, 518 Valencia Street (at 16th), San Francisco CA 94110, wheelchair accessible.
For more information, go to http://shapingsf.org/public-talks/index.html#seth
This event is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant. To learn more about Quick Grant opportunities, please visit our webpage here.