Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August Events and Community Congress

Among the many many many local food happenings this month, like the
SF Street Food Festival
Eat Real Festival (where I'll be doing a workshop on seeds),
there is this, which I find very interesting and important:

2010 Community Congress
Saturday, August 14, 9am - 5pm, and Sunday, August 15, 9am - 1pm
University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall

The Community Congress will be held on August 14-15th to bring together community activists, residents, workers, artists and thinkers seeking to create a progressive vision for the future of San Francisco. Topics will include how San Francisco can begin to become energy independent; strategies for creating alternative systems of municipally controlled finance; progressive revenue reform; sustaining arts and culture as a vital aspect of urban development; improving public transportation; increasing affordable housing; supporting critical health and human services; and participatory budgeting.

For more information, please check out this week’s San Francisco Bay Guardian, "Reinventing San Francisco." And pick up the Guardian for another installment next week!

The Congress will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, August 15 from 9 am to 1 pm at the University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall, at Parker and McAllister, directly behind St. Ignatius Church (Muni lines 5, 21, 31, and 33). See USF map at This event is wheelchair accessible. Light lunch will be provided.

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