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.
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Here's your SF online event calendar for Tuesday, June 23. Join a book club, take a strengthening yoga class or hear about strategies of fighting gentrification and racism.
Detox Immunity Flow
Kick off the day with a mood-elevating yoga flow. In this class, you will focus on postures that help strengthen your body and leave you "feeling juicy for the day ahead," according to the teacher's event description.
When: Tuesday, June 23, 7:30 a.m.
How to join: Via Zoom
Price: Suggested donation is $15.
Queer Black Here: Panel Discussion
Hosted by the Museum of the African Diaspora, this virtual panel discussion will spotlight four Black queer people in the Bay Area: artist Sadie Barnette, event producer Terrence Francois, UC Berkeley doctoral candidate Kerby Lynch and East Bay Queer Arts Center founder Kin Folkz.
The quartet will discuss "the work that needs to be done to fight the gentrification, racism and economic disparities that pose a real threat to spaces for queer people of color in the Bay Area."
When: Tuesday, June 23, 4 p.m.
How to join: RSVP online
Midcentury Neon in Cuba, Poland & SF
The Tenderloin Museum's second San Francisco Design Week program explores neon sign design, lettering, and their various forms and functions in mid-century Warsaw, Havana, and San Francisco. The Tenderloin, with its collection of nearly 100 vintage neon signs, will be a special focus.
When: Tuesday, June 23, 5 p.m.
How to join: Via SF Design Week
Price: $39 for an SF Design Week all-access pass
Jessica Care Moore: We Want Our Bodies Back
At this live talk, Jessica Care Moore will discuss her new poetry collection "We Want Our Bodies Back," which celebrates Black women’s creative and intellectual power while interrogating how they're forced to build emotional shelters to protect themselves from racism and misogyny.
When: Tuesday, June 23, 5:30 p.m.
How to join: Via Facebook Live
Virtual Book Club: 'The Friend' by Sigrid Nunez
Finally, tune in to Divisadero-based gift store Perdita's monthly book club. This month's book is Sigrid Nunez's "The Friend," a 2018 National Book Award winner about a woman whose mentor and close friend kills himself, leaving her to care for his giant Great Dane as she navigates her grief.
When: Tuesday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
How to join: Via Zoom
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