Guardian forum

Calling all trolls: you'll have to come to our forum to comment next week

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We are all very excited about our July 31 public forum on the future of the Bay Guardian and progressive journalism in the Bay Area. We’ve already received lots of great community support and input since our recent turmoil and leadership transition — and we want even more feedback as we work to rejuvenate the paper.

But there is one piece of advice that we’ve received over and over again from readers: do something about the trolls that pollute our comments section. So we’ve decided to turn that input into a little week-long experiment starting on the day of the forum. As we post next week’s Guardian here at sfbg.com, we will disable the comments on the stories and in our blog posts that week. Read more »

Guardian feminism panel calls for change, gang activity

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In the interest of behaving badly, let us first say that we won't apologize for the "roving feminist gangs" comment, nor the laughter that ensued at our July 11 "Bay Area Feminism Today" panel. Read more »

Faces of feminism

As the War on Women rages, Bay Area feminism comes to the fore

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Is San Francisco still on the cutting edge of women's issues? I recently spent a sunny Saturday morning buried in the radical archives of Bolerium Books (www.bolerium.com) — which is by the way, an amazing resource for anyone researching labor, African American, First Peoples, and queer history, among other things. Me, I was looking into our city's rich history of feminist activism, inspiration for our upcoming Guardian "Bay Area Feminism Today" panel discussion. Read more »

Save the date: SFBG "Bay Area Feminism Today" Forum on July 11

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Last year, the Guardian held a series of Mayoral Issue Forums focusing on things from public power to climate change. They helped to drive discussion in the progressive community -- and they were real fun. This year, we're keeping the ball rolling by focusing on an issue that doesn't get nearly enough attention: the state of feminism in the Bay, and in the Bay's progressive movement in particular. Only this time around, we're not saving all the fun for the political community. We've invited an all-female line-up hailing from many different sectors of the city: nightlife, the arts, City Hall, and activists involved in trans, immigrant, domestic violence, and health issues. What makes a women's issue? Where is good work being done on them and where do we need to work harder? Read more »

Save the date: SFBG "Bay Area Feminism Today" Forum on July 11

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Last year, the Guardian held a series of Mayoral Issue Forums focusing on things from public power to climate change. They helped to drive discussion in the progressive community -- and they were real fun. This year, we're keeping the ball rolling by focusing on an issue that doesn't get nearly enough attention: the state of feminism in the Bay, and in the Bay's progressive movement in particular. Only this time around, we're not saving all the fun for the political community. Read more »

Guardian forum: Everybody loves public power

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The Guardian candidates' forum was a blast -- standing room only at the LGBT Center, a great, lively crowd, and most of the candidates for mayor showed up. Not Ed Lee, though -- we invited him, but he was a no-show. That's typical -- he's skipped the vast majority of the mayoral debates and events, and when he does show up, he leaves early.Read more »

Guardian forum tonight: Energy and Environment

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We've got a great lineup for tonight's Guardian forum on Energy, Environment and Climate Change. I'll be moderating. The panelists are Antonio Diaz for PODER, Alicia Garza from POWER, former Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Saul Bloom from Arc Ecology. We'll be talking about energy policy, environmental racism, how climate change will impact the southeast neighborhoods, the privatization of public space, Treasure Island and a lot more.Read more »