Against the Grain

Fund Drive Special: The Bay Area’s Geography of Struggle

The San Francisco Bay Area is known equally for Silicon Valley, and the vast wealth generated by tech, and the history of protest and struggle. Yet popular understandings of social movements in the region are often limited to the cities of San Francisco and Berkeley. A new guide shows that dissent and struggle have marked the entire Bay Area, from the North to the South Bay, and beyond. Geographer Rachel Brahinsky discusses this legacy of struggle and how global warming and the coronavirus may change it.


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