|The Museum of the
City of San Francisco and
the Programming Department of San Francisco City Hall
of San Francisco" Lecture Series
Lectures are held in the South
Light Court of San Francisco City Hall
on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Lecture was part of the celebration for the 154th Anniversary
of the Naming of the City of San Francisco. Mayor Willie L. Brown
spoke at this commemorative event, and Gladys Hansen, founder
and curator of the Museum
of the City of San Francisco, shared some inspiring stories
about the refugees of San Francisco's Great Earthquake and Fire
February 27th, the African American Historical Society hosted
a lecture by prominent African American Photographer, David Johnson.
Mr. Johnson discussed San Francisco's African American Community
during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, focusing on life in San Francisco's
Fillmore District. The program also featured a slide presentation
of Mr. Johnson's photography.
|On Tuesday, March 27th, Eva Royale, Northern
California Regional Manager of the United Farm Workers of America, founded by
Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, discussed the history of the
UFW Movement. The lecture launched a series of educational and
cultural events honoring Cesar E. Chavez and ending with a new
California State Holiday to commemorate his birthday, March 31.
||On Tuesday, April 24th,
C. David Robinson, prominent San Francisco architect, gave a
lecture and a slide presentation on the history of some of San
Francisco's more notable architecture. The program featured the
great urban plans and the great buildings of San Francisco, as
well as a few of the icons, oddities and details which contribute
to the City's singular richness and character.
|On Tuesday, May 29th, Allen
Cohen, founder of the legendary psychedelic newspaper, The San
Francisco Oracle, presented a lecture on The Haight Ashbury in
the '60s. To accompany his discussion, Mr. Cohen showed images
from his CD-ROM, and he read passages from his poetry. Allen
Cohen is the author of two books of poetry: Childbirth is Ecstasy
and The Reagan Poems.
In 1967 he co-produced The First Human Be-In.
On June 26th, The United
Nations Association of San Francisco hosted the Official Commemorative
Event for UN Charter Day 2001, celebrating the founding of the
United Nations in San Francisco. The program included a documentary
film on the history of the United Nations, an awards presentation
by UNA-SF president, Nancy Peterson, speeches by the Mayor of
SF and other guests, and multicultural arts performances.
||On Tuesday, August
28th, the Chinese Historical Society of America presented a lecture
by historian, architect and author, Philip P. Choy. In his lecture,
entitled, "The Unknown Chinatown," Mr. Choy discussed
the history and culture of San Francisco's Chinese American Community
and the architectural landmarks of SF's Chinatown District.
Lecture Series proceeds
helped fund the Museum of the City of San Francisco in its installation
of historical exhibits in the South Light Court of SF City Hall.
In the final lecture on Tuesday,
November 27th, The Interfaith Center at the Presidio gave a presentation
on the ways people of different faiths &SHY; here in San Francisco
as well as throughout the world &SHY; celebrate the holidays.
The "Story of San Francisco"
Lecture Series was
sponsored by The Museum of the City of San Francisco.
This special program was produced by Unity Foundation.