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5 options for digital events in SF: Thursday, June 18

The Bay Area's shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We're aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 


Here's your SF online event calendar for Thursday, June 18. Learn how to have conversations about racism and systemic injustice with children, discuss how to use transit safely during COVID-19, practice how to "really listen" to another person, and more.

Parenting in Support of Black Lives

Image: Inforum at the Commonwealth Club/Facebook 

How should we have conversations about these topics with our children, and how can we make sure that they feel empowered to change society as they grow? Explore the harsh complexities of racism and systemic injustice, and learn how children process these concepts, in this live streamed event hosted by the Commonwealth Club.

Join two experts from the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and The Wright Institute Clinical Program as they explain how we can help future generations understand equality, and also give them the tools necessary to fight for it.

When: Thursday, June 18, 10 a.m.

How to join: Via the Commonwealth Club

Price: Free, donations are welcome

Traveling Safely During COVID-19

Photo: Community Living Campaign/Facebook

Getting around San Francisco is challenging for seniors and people with disabilities, and even more so during the current pandemic.

Join Cathy DeLuca of SoMa-based organization Community Living Campaign to hear the latest about all of the current transportation options, including Muni, Paratransit, driving, taxis and Uber or Lyft, as well as how to have fun on local walks.

DeLuca will be joined by Natasha Opfell of SF Paratransit’s Mobility Management Center and Phillip Pierce from the SFMTA, who are expected to answer questions about the city's transportation services.

When: Thursday, June 18, 2:30 p.m.

How to join: Visit the Facebook event for instructions

Price: Free

Manny's LIVE: A Conversation on Redirecting Funds from the SFPD

Image: Manny's/Facebook

Supervisor Shamann Walton and SF Human Rights Commission director Sheryl Davis will discuss their efforts to redirect funds away from SFPD, and toward other community organizations, in a conversation hosted by Manny's in the Mission.

Following the conversation, you'll be asked to join a set of breakout rooms with facilitators who'll be waiting to discuss what you just heard, and to help you get involved.

When: Thursday, June 18, 6 p.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: $0 – $10 (sliding scale)

The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot Play Reading

Photo: Asian Art Museum/Facebook

Join a live streamed reading and author discussion, hosted by the Asian Art Museum, of the theater piece "The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot," produced by the Tenderloin Museum.

A hybrid of theater, site-specific interactivity, and living history, "The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot" was directly inspired by the San Francisco riot at a popular Tenderloin cafeteria that catalyzed LGBTQ activism in San Francisco and worldwide, three years before New York’s Stonewall Riots.

This play offers an opportunity for audiences to take a look at the individuals whose tenacious spirit spawned a civil rights movement.  

When: Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: $0 – $25 (sliding scale)

The Art of Listening with David Sauvage

Image: VANESSA BRANTLEY NEWTON Via empath/Facebook

In this class, learn how to "really listen" to another person. Learn how to have a real and genuine understanding of another human being's experience, and understand how to read between the lines of what someone is saying.

This is part of a series of classes about empathy taught by David Sauvage, a teacher and trainer of emotional intelligence. The class will be interactive.

When: Thursday, June 18, 8 p.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

Price: "The class is pay-whatever-you-feel," according to the organizer.

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