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|Wake up and smell the Torah "End the housing crisis" walking tour|
|Date||Sunday January 04|
|Time||9:30 AM - 11:30 AM|
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American Youth Hostel (Hosteling International)
312 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA
Yes, the title smacks of sacrilege and is meant to be provocative, but, in fact, it's descriptive.
Western culture owes a good deal to the moral compass and language of the Hebrew Bible, including the principles of debt forgiveness, the abolition of wage slavery, and universal land ownership. Numerous social movements have drawn on these principles and the rhetoric surrounding them in stirring up trouble that got results --most notably the Black civil rights (and beyond) movement.
Come along on a walking tour that surveys San Francisco social movement history from the Mormons to Occupy that features a six minute homily on the historic but germane SF Hebrew answer to the housing crisis of today.
This walk is free, but will cost you your settled notions about faith, the political left, Ayn Rand, housing rights advocates, banks, Republicans, and Sunday mornings as sleepy time.