Protest and Celebration in Our Shared Spaces

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Sunday, November 11, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. PST

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This program will explore how public spaces are venues for civil disobedience, protest, and celebration.  We will also examine how notions of public change with the times and across cultures; and the implications of private entities increasing their role in providing and regulating open spaces.



"A Hunger for Change" (10 min, Dir. Kristin Tieche, 2018)

Intimate interviews with members of the Frisco Five during their April 2016 hunger strike in front of the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station to protest police brutality and use-of-force violations, and their call for community support. This is a work-in-progress premiere.

“Women’s March Film” (30 min, Dir. Mischa Hedges, 2018)

On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington, DC. The same day, hundreds of sister marches took place across the country and around the world. For some, it was their first time marching, for others, the continuation of a decades-long fight for human rights, dignity, and justice. For all, it was an opportunity to make their voices heard. It was the largest one-day protest in American history.  

“Velo Visionaries - Chris Carlsson” (6 min, Dir. Kristin Tieche, 2016)

A deeply moving profile of  of Chris Carlsson, author, historian and co-founder of Critical Mass and Shaping San Francisco.   



Professor Jeffrey Hou, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington and Co-Editor “City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy” (2017)

Angela Washington, Journalist and Filmmaker, profiled in “Women’s March Film”

Chris Carlsson, Writer, Editor, and Historian.  Founder, Critical Mass.


Robin Abad, Program Producer, SF Urban Film Fest



Jeffrey Hou

Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington Read More

Chris Carlsson

Writer, Editor, and Historian. Founder, Critical Mass. Read More

Robin Abad


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