Explore the social movements that shaped San Francisco into the revolutionary city it is today. Understand how artists and activists are organizing to fight gentrification and preserve local culture.

In the Castro, visit the rainbow-flag filled mecca that’s ground zero for Harvey Milk’s gay rights movement, and stomping ground for the conversation of LGBT+ civil rights.

In the Mission District, see stunning political street art, and understand how feminists, Latinos, shop owners and community members have fought, and continue to fight, to keep the soul of SF alive. This tour is for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.

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  • 1:30p-4:30p, includes bathroom break
  • Meets in the Castro District
  • Reservations required, must book online

What we see

Castro

  • Harvey Milk Plaza, the Castro’s protest grounds
  • The Human Rights Campaign Store
  • Pink Triangle Holocaust Memorial
  • Castro Theatre, Art Deco masterpiece
  • GLBT Museum, 1st stand-alone queer museum
  • Harvey Milk’s camera store & apartment

Mission

  • Massive murals of the Women’s Building and alleyways
  • Gourmet foodie corridor of 18th Street
  • Tales of resilience and community organizing
  • Mission High School, alma mater of Santana and Maya Angelou
  • Sites of former lesbian institutions
  • Sweeping views of beloved Dolores Park
Lasts 1:30pm-4:30pm

 

Tickets:
Adults 18+ – $25
Locals/Students/Hostels – $20
Youth 0-17 – $15

Your guides

Maz

Maz

Maz is a community organizer, musician and holistic health advocate who can be found hosting open mics and local events, leading meditation workshops, or playing his ukulele in the streets of the Mission District. Of Sudanese heritage, Maz grew up between the Bay area and Dubai. He studied International Relations at SF State before founding the non-profit Holistic Underground. His passions are integrating the Arts, Activism and Holistic Healing for ecological solutions, social justice and spreading peace.

Wild Wes

Wild Wes

Co-founder Wes is a third-generation San Francisco Bay native. He makes "bedroom soul" music as Wes Leslie, the Bedroom Player and fixes cocktails at Mrs. Jones on Market Street. He has spent time traveling, backpacking and/or hitchhiking through the US, Europe, Israel and Mexico, and spent a year living in Madrid, Spain. He is (slowly) reading Don Quixote in Spanish and English and could use your encouragement.


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