Stories about Activism

‘Families first’ public defender enters D7 race

Vilaska Nguyen says he offers an independent alternative and criticizes mayor's planning policies.

With ‘Butterfly Effect’ choreographer Krissy Keefer caps decades of eco-activism

New Dance Brigade show bridges aims to create a 'collective heartbeat' at the edge of apocalypse.

Drag star Miz Cracker on ‘Femlins,’ feminism, and overall fabulousness

The RuPaul alum stars in Peaches Christ's hilarious holiday parody of 'Gremlins'—but she's got a serious message, too.

At Zinn Fair, Peter Cole explores SF’s unique history of labor and race

The historian documents the links between local dockworker actions and transnational racial justice movements.

Local musicians step up to ‘Blanket the Homeless’

With double-album and concert, producer Scott Mickelson recruits an all-star roster to assist in direct acton during crisis.

Screen Grabs: A bounty of international film fests

Filipino, Greek, United Nations, and SF Shorts fests highlight world cinema. Plus: Parasite, The Lighthouse, The King, more.

Cascade of flicks, star-power coming to Mill Valley Film Fest

Alfre Woodard, Laura Dern, Robert Pattinson, Kristin Stewart, Adam Driver, Michael Apted, Barbara Rush... oh, and some features, too.

Enola Gay and the witchy origin of the first AIDS protest

35 years later, the 'Blood & Money' ritual outside Livermore Lab reveals the intricacy of SF's protest movement.

How do you cover the end of the world?

Up against governments and state media -- with a TV series and some amazing writers.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.