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|Civic Center walking tour: reclaiming the ground|
|Date||Sunday August 03|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:30 PM|
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International Youth Hostel
685 Ellis St.
San Francisco Civic Center:
"When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?"--John Ball, in 1381, at the time of the Peasants' Revolt
a performance art walking tour and picnic
What if, when Adam and Eve were turned out of the Garden by God, they had been met at the frontier by a ticket-taker? Come along on a one and a half hour performance art walking tour of Civic Center to find out how good minds have attempted to answer that question. David Giesen, San Francisco storyteller, will use fact, historic anecdote, and tall tales to reveal the history and labor significance of United Nations Plaza, Hiram Johnson State Office Building, Earl Warren Federal Office Building, the I.O.O.F. building, Herbst Auditorium, War Memorial Opera House, City Hall, and an almost unknown community park and garden opposite the south side of City Hall. The last half hour of this histrionic program will transpire in that snug, green garden so Eden-like beside the brick and granite monuments of intentions to create cooperative communities.