The Historic First Teach-in of THE FREE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
All courses listed below take place at Viracocha, 998 Valencia Street at 21st, the Mission District, San Francisco
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011
Sat., 9:30-11:30 AM “Criminal Procedure and Sentencing”
Instructor: MATT GONZALEZ is an attorney and former president of San Francisco County's Board of Supervisors.
Sat. 11:30-1:30 “Jack Kerouac, Thelonious Monk and Jackson Pollack”
Instructor: ALAN KAUFMAN is author of Matches (Little, Brown), Jew Boy (Fromm/FSG) and editor of ‘The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry’ and ‘The Outlaw Bible of American Literature/co-edited with Barney Rosset (Basic Books/Perseus)
Sat., 2-4 PM “Vision and the Visionary Poem”
Instructor: DIANE DI PRIMA is the Poet Laureate of San Francisco and a Beat legend.
She is the author of 43 books of poetry and prose, including Pieces of a Song (City Lights) and her memoir, “Recollections of My Life as a Woman” (Viking/Penguin).
Sat. 2-4PM "San Francisco Labor History and the Great Strike of 1934"
Instructor: BOBBY COLEMAN is an attorney and co-founder of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Sun., 9-11:00 AM “Restoring San Francisco's Urban Wildlands”
Instructors: MARTIN HOLDEN is a writer, restoration ecologist, and partner in University Press Books, Berkeley. SHARON BEALS is a Bay Area environmentalist and professional photographer, specializing in native habitats and restoration efforts. Her most recent book, Nest: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them (Chronicle Books) will be in bookstores in May.
Sun: 11:30-1:30 RE/Search Publications: V. Vale and Charles Gatewood
V.VALE , publisher of RE/Search Publications and CHARLES GATEWOOD, legendary underground photographer will present and discuss. The books in the RE/Search library are a constant source of imagination, curiosity and challenge to all preconceived notions of the world. An abiding interest in transgressive lifestyles manifested RE/Search’s best-selling volume Modern Primitives, as well as Modern Pagans and Angry Women.
Presented will be a 25 minute DVD in which Vale explains the conception and growth of the ideas behind "Modern Primitives," as well as giving a small publishing history of RE/Search. San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood has been studying and documenting alternative culture since the mid-1960s. In 1977, Gatewood began collaborating with V. Vale, and he was a major contributor to the Re/Search books Modern Primitives and Modern Pagans.
Sun., 2-4PM “Abolishing Corporate Personhood to Create Authentic Democracy”
Instructor: DAVID COBB was the Green Party candidate for President of The United States in 2004. He is currently a national spokesperson for Move To Amend, a national coalition calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish of “Corporate Personhood."
PHILOSOPHY COURSE SCHEDULE:
Monday, February 7, 6-7:45 PM
TITLE: Marx from Modernity to Postmodernity (labor, time, fantasy)
LECTURER: Susan Shin Hee Park
OBJECTIVE: use a Cultural Studies approach to engage students in a discourse about a theoretical topic with immediate socio-political, concrete applications
Monday, February 7, 8-9:45
John Cage and the Spirit of Dada
Instructor: John Smalley
This class examines the life and work of American composer John Cage (1912–1992) in relation to the early 20th-century avant-garde art movement known as Dada.
Tuesday, February 8, 6-7:50 PM
Lecturers: Jordan Bohall and Elena Granik
Title: Critical Thinking (Introduction to Logic)
This special session of “Critical Thinking” aims to give a thorough understanding of the rudiments of logic.
Tuesday, February 8, 8-10 PM
Introduction to Nietzsche
Lecturers: Evan Karp and Andrew Paul Nelson
Brief introduction to the life of Friedrich Nietzsche, with a reading of select passages from various works with a special emphasis on Thus Spoke Zarathustra and a discussion on the themes and style that make this book so unique and important.
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