6:00 - 7:00
Dr. Rachel Brahinsky’s new book A People’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area asks us to look beyond the mythologized image of San Francisco to the places where collective struggle has built the region. Join us for a presentation and discussion on the book, which offers essays on more than a hundred sites across the region—from San Jose to Petaluma, Oakland to San Francisco.
A People’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area highlight the cultural and economic landscape of indigenous resistance to colonial rule, radical interracial and cross-class organizing against housing discrimination and police violence, young people demanding economically and ecologically sustainable futures and the often-unrecognized labor of farmworkers and everyday people.
Dr. Rachel Brahinsky is human geographer and an associate professor at the University of San Francisco, where she is affiliated with the graduate program in Urban & Public Affairs, the Politics Department, the Urban Studies program. Her scholarship focuses on race and justice in cities, particularly in California. A former journalist with a focus on urban policy and social change, her current research investigates the geography of race and property in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her Ph.D at UC Berkeley and her BA at Hampshire College.