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San Francisco CounterPulse Talks on the City and May Day Celebration March 25; April 8; April 29; May 1

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TALKS! Toxic San Francisco: Presidio to Hunter’s Point

Wed. March 25, 7:30pm, Free A Nature in the City co-production

Where are the unremediated superfund sites in the city? What are the known toxins in the city’s ground and what is the city or its residents doing to ameliorate these timebombs? We’ll focus on the former military bases at the Presidio and Hunter’s Point (Doug Kern, and Sol Bloom, ARC)

TALKS! Anti-War Then and Now

Wed. April 8, 7:30pm, Free

We’ll take a look back at military resistance to the Vietnam War, including the mutiny of sailors on the Coral Sea, infantry refusal to follow orders on the battlefield etc., and hear from Iraq vets about the state of anti-war activities in the current conflict.

Transition City: Permacultural Transformation

Wed. April 29, 7:30pm, Free A Nature in the City co-production

Redesigning urban life off the grid. How can urban dwellers begin immediately to move towards self-sufficiency? We’ll have several permaculture practitioners presenting step-by-step recommendations for the next six months, a 1-year and a 3-5 year transition…K. Ruby (Inst. Of Urban Homesteading), Novella Carpenter (Ghost Town Farm), Kevin Bayuk (SF Permaculture Guild), Laura Allen (Greywater Guerrillas)

May Day Festival CounterPULSE’s 4th Anniversary

Fri.-Sun., May 1-3, 8pm
$30-100 sliding scale, $150 VIP table for two with free drinks

Twenty-five of the Bay Area’s hottest dance companies, theater companies, spoken-word artists and musicians unite over three days to raise money for CounterPULSE— it’s our BIGGEST birthday ever! Post-show dancing ’till 12am on Fri. & Sat. with DJ’s Durt & Bunnystyle.

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