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Chess-In on SF Market Street

Sunday, October 06, 2013
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
The People of San Francisco
Location Details:
Market STreet Between 5th and 6th street

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Time12:00pm until 3:00pm

Market between 5th & 6th, San Francisco (you know--where the chess goes)

Come play chess on a public sidewalk. Invite friends and passers-by. Bring a chessboard, chess pieces, a table, and chairs if you have them. Bring a sign telling everyone why you're here. Bring your weird. Human chess pieces with a board drawn in chalk & non-chess board games are totally allowed.


Because of this:

Because it is not a crime to play chess in public or private space; because the commons and the spirit of the city we love are both diminishing; because we can't let people with money and power stop us from having a good time on the sidewalks and streets we own.

What do we do if chess is already happening?

We are stoked and join in!

This is being (dis)organized in an impromptu and fluid manner - feel free to make suggestions or do whatever you like to contribute. All supporters should consider themselves equal co-organizers of this event and act accordingly, as there will be no formal organization or directions given on 10/6. Just come with friends, play some games, and do whatever else you want!
Added to the calendar on Sun, Sep 22, 2013 7:31PM
by The People of San Francisco
§Chess in endorsements
by mesha Irizarry (meshairizarry [at]
Idriss Stelley Foundation,
Occupy Da Hood SF
and the SF CHapter of Education Not Incarceration

wholeheartedly endorse the Market St Chess in

This is the last stroke in criminalizing the Poor, the Homeless, and the many African Anericans who engage in peaceful chess games on Market, as well as the many filipino veterans (who fought the american wars, but were never given US citizenship, and barely survive ob General Assistance in the Tenderloin....) who play chess on Market....

Let's do this for them, under their leadership

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