12:30 Tour of California Historical Society exhibit (see below)
Come celebrate the season and the legacy of Nelson Mandela at MoAD with a range of boutique wines that were chosen by our members tasting panel as the best of our monthly mingles. The wines will be available for purchase at a discount in the museum store to raise some funds for the museum. The exhibit and tasting are free of charge, though we hope you will purchase a bottle to support the MoAD mission.
Because of the low response and prepayment to our initial listing I have had to postpone it to next year since I had to pay a rental fee to the hotel and generate a good enough turnout for the participating SF urban wineries which didn't happen. Xmas time just has too many conflicts. Those who did prepay will receive refunds.
THIS NEW EVENT GATHERING IS JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM BART WITH DISCOUNTED PARKING RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.
Come by the wine tasting table for a sticker to indicate you are a meetupster.
From the American Revolutionary War to the civil rights movement through today, forward-thinking Black Americans have consistently aligned their struggle for freedom with the battles of other oppressed peoples, especially those of African descent.
At the turn of the 20th century, Black writers, intellectuals, and artists from around the globe—including Africa, the United States, South America, and the Caribbean—initiated ongoing dialogues that formed the basis for emerging ideologies and nascent movements concerned with helping all people of African descent attain liberation, equality, and self-determination.
This growing solidarity flowered under such banners as anti-colonialism, Pan-Africanism, Négritude, Negrismo, Indigenism, Blackness, anti-imperialism, and Black internationalism, a particularly fitting term for the interconnections of Black freedom struggles across national, continental and oceanic boundaries.
Significant ideological overlap existed among Black artistic and political movements at home in the Americas and abroad. Each one of these iterations emphasized culture as a means for holistic empowerment and invited African people to define culture on their own terms.
The regular admission fee of $10 has been waived for today
Additional Tour: 12:30-1:30/Meet up at MoAD wine tasting table in lobby.
You may also want to catch Unbuilt San Francisco: The View from Futures Past at the California Historical Society just across the street. The exhibit closes on Dec. 29th.
In their galleries, the California Historical Society surveys three ambitious efforts to reimagine the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area as a metropolitan region—Marincello, Yerba Buena Center, and the Ferry Building—reaching beyond plans and models to depict the political, social, and economic challenges to each. Throughout, architectural drawings, letters, photographs, artworks, videos, and newspaper clippings represent the voices of advocates and detractors. Through these sites, we see the built environment of today as a collected history that is still building.
Admission fee: $5.00