Past Events

Feb. 13, 2019, 7 p.m. - Feb. 13, 2019, 9 p.m.

Ontology is the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being. As our epistemic sources are increasingly systematized, as top-level abstract concepts with concrete implications proliferate, as we become increasingly entrenched in a post-post-...-post-modern milieu, what is the effect on the foundations of our metaphysical substrate.

The spiral into complete digitization of our daily lives is creating micro-representations at the same time that our global awareness has alarmingly brought our attention to apocalyptic macro-objects such as global warming, globalization, international terrorism, the global trend towards authoritarianism, etc.

Topics to be discussed:
- The effect of “like” on our categories ...

Feb. 9, 2019, noon - Feb. 9, 2019, 3 p.m.

A workshop on the craft of true & personal storytelling. We'll work on coming up with story ideas, best practices for crafting stories, and performance.

This will be a low-pressure space to work on creating narratives out of your life and learning to share them with the world.

We'll move from brainstorming to a first draft of a story.

There will be potential to tell your story at an upcoming Stories from the city & sea event.

Suggested donation $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Venmo: @Stephanie-Lacy-Price

Feb. 8, 2019, 7 p.m. - Feb. 8, 2019, 10 p.m.

Want to meet other queer women and GNC folks without going to a bar, or joining a rugby or derby team? Join us for a monthly Queer Women* and Non-binary Mixer !

Optional this month: bring any queer poem you've enjoyed reading and would be down to exchange with someone else.

*This space is created by and for anyone who identifies as female, trans or gender non conforming end of the gender spectrum and is on the queer end of the sexual orientation spectrum. All gender expressions welcome.
Allies please be mindful of not taking up this space if you ...

Feb. 1, 2019, 7 p.m. - Feb. 1, 2019, 7 p.m.

In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries declared “post-truth” word of the year, meaning “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

In the digital age, how does the Future look like for truth? Will the quality and veracity of information online deteriorate due to the spread of unreliable, sometimes even dangerous, socially destabilizing ideas?

If yes, what can we do to encourage the emergence of trusted methods to block false narratives and allow the most accurate information to prevail in the overall information ecosystem?

Topics to be ...

Dec. 19, 2018, 7 p.m. - Dec. 19, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Please join us for our monthly storytelling evening.

The theme this month is 'Gratitude.' Let's end the year reflecting on what we're grateful for, moments where we should've shown some gratitude, and times we were able to be what others were grateful for. This is a space to learn about and engage with members of your community in a deeper way.

If you are interested in telling a story, you can read more about the event and fill out the interest form here: https://tinyurl.com/y9j98ha7

Otherwise, come prepared to listen to others tell theirs.

BYOB ...

Dec. 16, 2018, 2 p.m. - Dec. 16, 2018, 3 p.m.

Facebook event here

The fitness trend from Sweden is finally here - Plogging - picking up litter while jogging.

💪🏼Deep squat and work those glutes
🌱Earn some karma and feel fulfilled
🙃Be silly and look ridiculous picking trash

"Picking up trash is not a fight against the symptoms of waste, it has become a fact-based call for change."

Meeting point: The Center SF teahouse.
Bring: Running outfit (we bring gloves and bags)

Join us for a jog and feel amazing about yourself!

Dec. 15, 2018, 1 p.m. - Dec. 15, 2018, 4 p.m.

A workshop and space to create a beautiful piece of jewelry to keep or give as a gift for the holidays!

Our workshop facilitator will walk us the steps to create simple wire wrapped jewelry (see the picture for an example).

All tools and materials needed will be provided, but feel free to bring anything you have to work on as well.

The workshop will be run by Magda Aguirre, a professional jewelry maker with over 12 years of experience.

Donations are gratefully accepted but lack of funds should not deter anyone from attending.

Dec. 8, 2018, noon - Dec. 8, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

A workshop on the craft of true & personal storytelling. We'll work on coming up with story ideas, best practices for crafting stories, and performance.

This will be a low-pressure space to work on creating narratives out of your life and learning to share them with the world.

There will be potential to tell your story at the Stories from the city & sea event on Wednesday, August 8th.

Suggested donation $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Venmo: @Stephanie-Lacy-Price

Dec. 7, 2018, 7 p.m. - Dec. 7, 2018, 9 p.m.

The goal of this discussion is to explain and depathologize the causes and symptoms of trauma, both acute trauma (e.g., car accident, sexual assault) and developmental/relational trauma (e.g., childhood abandonment, emotional neglect).

Trauma is epidemic and widely misunderstood, which leads to judgment of self and others, lapses in empathy, and the perpetuation of erroneous beliefs and problematic behavioral and relational patterns that could otherwise be resolved if we understood more about the nature of trauma and its effects on the body.

We will also introduce some treatment options and routes for self-care that can help resolve the ...

Nov. 30, 2018, 7 p.m. - Nov. 30, 2018, 10 p.m.

Want to meet other queer women and GNC folks without going to a bar, or joining a rugby or derby team? Join us at the last Friday of the month for a monthly Queer Women* and Non-binary Mixer !

Optional this month: bring any queer poem you've enjoyed reading and would be down to exchange with someone else.

*This space is created by and for anyone who identifies as female, trans or gender non conforming end of the gender spectrum and is on the queer end of the sexual orientation spectrum. All gender expressions welcome.
Allies please be mindful of ...