"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
SAN FRANCISCO– Today’s San Francisco and our village-like neighborhoods, charming architecture, and quality of life are indebted to the Freeway Revolt that shocked the nation between 1956 and 1965. Most histories have focused on the politicians and city leaders who argued and voted in those years, overlooking the vital role of the emergent middle-class women who spearheaded the Revolt, and kept it going against overwhelming odds. Decades later, a second Freeway Revolt helped reclaim the Embarcadero and Hayes Valley from the blight of freeways, leaving us in the current configuration we have today. As part of Shaping San Francisco’s Free Public Talks Series, historians Jason Henderson, Evelyn Rose, and Chris Carlsson discuss transportation then and now. At 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#freeway 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.