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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, March 17, 2020: Chris Carlsson,”Hidden San Francisco, a Guide to Lost Landscapes,Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories.”

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The pre-eminent Left Coast City, San Francisco has a long heritage of radical political and social activism. But this important story is usually left out of the many commercial guidebooks on the city. Chris Carlsson more than makes up for this omission in his new work, “Hidden San Francisco,” a book that emphasizes themes of social, economic and environmental struggle and change. Carlsson is co-director (along with Lisa Ruth Elliott) of Shaping San Francisco, an institution dedicated to presenting information and multi-media discussions on the bottom-up history of the city. Carlsson is the author and editor of several works, including “Years That Shook the City: 1968-1978.”

The program is on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 7-9:15 p.m. at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Avenue). Free admission and dinner.

For information and rsvp form, contact Christina McKay at

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