Jack Hirschman (December 13, 1933 – August 22, 2021) Nina Serrano presents Jack Hirschman’s inaugural address as poet laureate of San Francisco at the San Francisco Public Library on April 4th, 2006. In this address, Hirshman recounts his life history. In the 1950s and 60s, Hirschman taught at Dartmouth College and the University of California, Los Angeles. The Vietnam War, … Continued

Janice Mirikitani (February 4, 1941 – July 29, 2021)  was recognized as a visionary, community activist, leader, poet, and editor. She was the founding president of the Glide Foundation, and has developed programs that empower San Francisco’s poor and marginalized communities to make meaningful changes in their lives. Janice Mirikitani was named San Francisco Poet … Continued

Avotjca Jiltonilro, host of BEBOP, CUBOP & THE MUSICAL TRUTH, Tuesday nights 8-10 pm on KPFA, performs her poems, Oaktown Blue and Russel City, A Place We Can’t Let Time Erase at the Black Women’s Blues Festival in Berkeley, August 22nd, 2010 Avotcja has been published in English & Spanish in the USA, Mexico & Europe, … Continued

Mitch Jeserich reports from Occupy Oakland, January 28th, 2012 including a lively public conversation between David Graeber (February 12, 1961 – September 2, 2020) anthropologist and author of, Debt, The Frist 5000 Years, with Andrej Grubacic, Professor of Anthropology at California Institute of Integral Studies and author of Wobblies and Zapatistas, Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism … Continued