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|Your place or mine: a walking tour|
|Date||Saturday August 05|
|Time||9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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American Youth Hostel
312 Mason St.
There is another possibility: Ours.
Come along on a walking tour perusing a six-pack of social movements originating in or intimately engaging San Francisco, including the (the by now deflowered) Summer of Love, homelessness/housing rights advocacy, Occupy, the Black Panthers, the Mormon Hegira, LGBTQ, and others. Don't come along for the opportunity to ogle, however, but instead to get social justice's groove on. You see, the historical survey constitutes but a road to introducing San Francisco's Big Idea, a 19th century public policy proposal inside a comprehensive social philosophy articulated by a diminutive in stature newspaperman who wielded a "yuge" pen.
Is the world--the earth itself--properly yours, mine, or ours? The balding, red-head journalist (who wrote for The SF Chronicle in 1865, founded The Evening Post in 1870, and penned Progress & Poverty in 1879) championed the possessive adjective "ours."
If you're keen on Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," throw back the morning sheets at 7:45 this next Saturday, down some V-8, grab a cheese danish, hop on the N-Judah, and prepare to come to terms with the reality that you are funding Trump because you pay your land rent to the likes of him. That, siblings, can change . . . but you gotta hook up with this walk.