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The Green Arcade presents Muni Is My Ride: Portraits of Muni in Words and Images

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Date:
Saturday, November 04, 2023
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
The Green Arcade
Email:
Phone:
415-205-4790
Location Details:
3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Company
Edward McRoskey Loft
1687 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Green Arcade (we're back! - sort of) and Ithuriel’s Spear present
A Launch Party for the new book Muni Is My Ride: Portraits of Muni in Words and Images.

This unique new book features colored pencil portraits of Muni operators, drawings of bus passengers, and B&W line drawings of bus stops by San Francisco artist Keith Ferris, accompanied by writer Lia Smith's in-depth interviews of Muni operators, who detail their day-to-day realities transporting passengers throughout the City and explain what drew them to the profession.

“The personal narratives of Muni operators provide important insights into the complexity of transit labor politics—often overlooked in sustainable transportation debates. We learn that many operators support transit first policies, and that many operators desire to live in the city that they serve, but cannot, due to the high cost of housing. Before the next budget cycle and transit plan is crafted, this book should be required reading at City Hall.

—Jason Henderson, Professor of Geography and Environment at San Francisco State University and author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco

“If there’s anything we’ve learned about life on Muni, it’s that the interesting stuff happens along the journey, not at the destination. From the nuances of operating a bus on city streets to the small details of our rides and fellow riders, Keith Ferris and Lia Smith have captured the urban humanity within each Muni experience that knits us together.”
—Eugenia Chien and Tara Ramroop, Muni Diaries co-founders

Books will be available for sale at the launch and soon at select SF book stores, or you can order them from The Green Arcade's online store at: https://thegreenarcade.com/

This free event begins at 5:30pm and doors open at 5:00pm.

Added to the calendar on Fri, Oct 13, 2023 12:47AM
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