Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Civil Rights

OPINION: Homeless sweeps and civil rights

Earlier this summer, law student interns with the Systemic Justice Project worked with local organizers to create Know Your Rights pamphlets for ten communities banded together in the Stop...

Screen Grabs: Get a funky zap from ‘Mr. Soul!’

One had hoped that the passage of over half a century from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s would provide a view of how far we’ve come as...

Books: ‘Caste’ and the history of racism in the US

Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent has received acclaims from literary critics in addition to bringing Oprah to tears. The book presents a compelling analysis of racism,...

Screen Grabs: Build your own silent film festival

For years the San Francisco Silent Film Festival was a July event, and this summer would have marked its 25th anniversary—but due to you-know-what, that big Castro Theatre shebang...

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by 48 Hills publisher and arts editor Marke B is out today on Lerner Books...

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

My poor puppy hates the fireworks. They’re loud and unpredictable. There are many theories, some of them pretty out there, as to why so many explosions are happening this...

Screen Grabs: In the grip of hard truths—both political and personal

New releases of interest this Friday run a global gamut from Vegas to Australia and Japan, with France, Russia and South Korea in between. It’s an assortment that particularly...

In ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ filmmaker Dawn Porter limns civil rights icon

Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights icon who has represented the 5th District of Georgia, including Atlanta, since 1987, is 80 now, running for re-election this fall and battling...

Pride is a defense of Black bodies, and always has been

This year is Pride 50 — or it was supposed to be. When San Francisco Pride, for which I am President of the Board of Directors, canceled its long-planned Parade...

ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2020: The protests, the parties (online), the poignant posters

I've stayed in all Pride Week so far—and I'm already exhausted! Well, I was, until putting together this list of recommendations. Most of them can be done at home...