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Title: Celebration of the Diggers and Book Release
START DATE: Wednesday June 20
TIME: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details:
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.
(betw. Cole & Clayton, # 33, 37, 43, 66, 71 buses)
Map at http://tinyurl.com/762oqa3
Event Type: Other
Celebration of the Diggers and Book Release
“Notes from a Revolution: Com/Co., the Diggers, & the Haight”
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.
(betw. Cole & Clayton, # 33, 37, 43, 66, 71 buses)
Map at http://tinyurl.com/762oqa3

This special event is to celebrate the release of a book entitled "Notes From a Revolution: Com/co, the Diggers & the Haight", about the Diggers, and will benefit the Coalition on Homelessness, while the Coalition attempts to replicate a Diggers giveaway in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park from 4-6 PM.

The Diggers were a radical community-action group of activists and Improv actors operating from 1966–68, based in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. The group sought to create a mini-society free of money and capitalism. The Diggers provided a free food service in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park in Haight-Ashbury every day at 4 p.m., generally feeding over 200 people, created a free store, opened a free medical clinic and threw free parties with music provided by the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and other bands.

More on the event, the book and the Diggers: http://tinyurl.com/84kjw8j



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