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Tides | Thoreau Center's 2nd Annual
Righting Wrongs: Celebrating Human Rights in Action

Join us for several interactive engagements celebrating Human Rights activism in our local and international communities to mark International Human Rights Day, December 10th.
Thoreau Center | Tides will host artists and community organizational leaders to present their work around human rights. Through these engagements, we aim to help amplify your interest in human rights campaigns and to help support those in the field of human rights. These public presentations will take place in the Pacific Room at Tides from 12:30 PM to 1:30PM. A light lunch will be served.

October 23: Patrick Ball, Executive Director of Human Rights Data Analysis Group, will present Data Mining for Good: Using random sampling, entity resolution, communications metadata, and statistical modeling to assist prosecutions of human rights violators.  Introduction by John DeCock, Chief Operating and Outreach Officer, Bioneers

November 6: Michael Jacobs, award-winning Documentary Filmmaker, will show his recent short film "The High Five," screened at this year's SF International Film Festival. This film takes audiences back to the origins of the infamous gesture and tells the story of its unsung creator, Glenn Burke, who was eventually forced from the game he loved amid rumors of his sexual orientation. Introduction by Pauline Vela, Tides

December 4: Soumyaa Kapil Behrens, Filmmaker, Social Justice Coordinator for the Metro Academy of Liberal & Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. Soumyaa will show a clip of her documentary film-in-the-making called "780 Frederick." The film chronicles the forced demise of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center and Native Plant Nursery to curb homelessness in the area. Her discussion will address issues such as the "hippie factor", homelessness, NIMBY's and city and government politics. Soumyaa will also share what the impact has been with the protestors and the competing economies vying for this urban space. Introduction by Tatiana Tilley, Operations Manager, Pachamama Alliance
December 10: Sanaz Mazinani, Artist, Activist, was born in Tehran, Iran. Educated at Stanford, Sanaz lectures nationally and internationally about art and culture. Most recently, she was shortlisted for the 2013 Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, granted the Kala Art Institute Fellowship, and was awarded the San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street commission for 2013/2014. Sanaz will be interviewed by Elizabeth Travelslight of Bay Area Society for Art & Activism. http://artandactivism.org/ Intoduction by Eric Talbert, Executive Director, EMERGENCY USA

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Whole Earth Library

Review our library's selection of multi-media resources, and permanent online catalog: http://library.thoreau.org.

To use library resources, you must become a member. It is FREE to become a Whole Earth Library member, yet you just need to complete a membership registration form at the front desk at Tides, located in building 1014, or by contacting Bruce DeMartini at bruce(at)thoreau.org

To access the library, please request a key from Arlyn Bull at Tides' front desk. You must leave some form of identification with Arlyn in return for the key to the library. If you wish to check out a book, Arlyn will check it out for you. Please don't take books out of the library without checking them out first. We rely on the users to maintain and help sustain the library's collection so others can share its resources.


Librarian: abull(at)tides.orgArlyn Bull

Library Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM (PT)