Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Uncommon Knowledge": How UC's land-grab began

For a first-hand account of how UC mismanaged and then abruptly abandoned the extension site on lower Haight Street, see Eiza Hemenway's film, "Uncommon Knowledge," which will be screened at the Little Roxie in San Francisco, 3125 16th Street (near Valencia) this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. as part of the New College Media Studies Film Festival. Admission is Free. The film remains timely, since on January 17 the SF Planning Dept. voted unanimously to privatize/develop the six-acre, historic campus. Community members are moving forward with an appeal/lawsuit and a ballot initiative to preserve Public Use as well as the architecture on the site, which is registered as a National Historic Landmark. Hope to see you at Little Roxie (3125 16th St/Valencia). Hemenway will be at the screening for a brief Q&A after the film.

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE is now available on DVD for $15 (including FREE shipping). Go to http://hemenwaydocs.com/ to order.

A District 5 Diary interview with Hemenway.
An historical perspective on the UC extension site.

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