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Tuesday, June 03, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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summon the ghosts of polk street's past!

"I sleep well at night when I send people to state prison because you have multiple opportunities to turn yourself around in San Francisco."
Assistant District Attorney Sharon Woo
September 4th, 2007

You may have heard otherwise, but it's never really ever been cool to be poor in San Francisco. Though things have been getting pretty out of hand lately. Under capitalism it's hard to find time for both paying rent and a zesty diet of direct action. With the city closing public services in the name of an alleged budget crisis while fattening salaries in the Mayor's Office, Gavin Newsom going forward with a Community Justice Center to help process the costly volume of tickets police together with social workers have been giving out for sleeping on the street, and diversity-washed ads proclaiming SF a "Sanctuary City" while continuing ICE raids and gang injunctions, Gay Shame has decided to turn in an unexpected direction: SPIRITUALITY!!!

Because the gentrification of the Polk Street area in the Tenderloin is an intersection of so many different wars City Hall is waging-- against people of color, sex workers, homeless people, immigrants, drug addicts, youth, and marginalized queer/trans people-- it's the perfect place to channel voices of resistance! At the intersection of Polk and Hemlock Street (between Geary and Post) Gay Shame will be conducting a seance to summon the ghosts of Polk Street's past! Bring your otherworldly tales of resisting the murderous status quo! Bring sound implements to raise the dead! Dress to receive messages from beyond!

Act now! With our bargain seance package you also get an optional exorcism at no extra charge. Show those pesky gentrification ghouls who's boss at their haven of secular morality: The First Congregational Church! Newly constructed over the remains of a gay hustler bar called the Rendezvous (which was forced out of the neighborhood by the cops, jealous merchants and concerned citizens), the brave new church pays host to the monthly Lower Polk Neighbors meetings. Lower Polk Neighbors has been the driving force behind squeezing the spirit out of Polk Street by annexing their bland unimaginative business improvement district. Maybe it's in the stars, but the First Congregational Church just so happens to be a healthy 2 block jog away from our meeting spot! Om!

Join us for a night of supernatural shenanigans in defense of street culture!

Added to the calendar on Tue, May 13, 2008 12:03AM

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by anon
Nothing rallies people to a cause more than irrational beliefs in the supernatural.
by gay shame (gayshamesf [at]
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