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Past Events

Election Watch

Tuesday, November 6, 5-9pm
UC 1st Floor, Atrium and Gaming Lounge

Join us in the gaming lounge across from the bookstore as election results pour in. Enjoy popcorn and snow cones while you get your photo taken with the presidential candidates!
Join our raffle to win t-shirts, books and more!

Race, Class, and Gender in the 2012 Election

Tuesday, October 30, 6-8 pm
Lone Mountain 100

Speakers will include:

Ronald Sundstrom, Philosophy: "Libertarianism and Race"
Corey Cook, Poltics: "White nationalism and the Tea Party"
Candice Harrison, History: "Historical Perspective on Class and Politics"
Kathy Nasstrom, History: "Gender and Sexual Politics"
James Taylor, Politics: "2012: The Black Church, Vote Mobilization, and Marriage Equality" 

Death Penalty in California
Conversation with DA George Gascón

Tuesday, October 23, 5:30-6:30pm
Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall

George Gascón will be coming to campus on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5:30-6:30 to talk about the death penalty in California. District Attorney Gascón succeeded Heather Fong as Chief of Police in San Francisco until his appointment as DA by Gavin Newsom. He was elected to the office is his own right last November. Mr. Gascón is in opposition to the death penalty and in favor of reform to the state's three strikes law.

He will be joined by Natasha Minsker, death penalty policy director of the ACLU of Northern California and Campaign Manager of the "Yes on 34 campaign" and Ron Ahnen, member of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation. McCarthy Center Director Corey Cook will moderate the Q&A.

Read George Gascón in the Huffington Post here.

USF Forum on Education as a Human Right

Thursday, September 13, 6-8pm
Xavier Hall, Fromm Center

Board of Education candidates will talk about a range of issues facing our public school system. They will address substantive questions about equity and opportunity and the future of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).
For more information, go to
Cosponsored by USF's McCarthy Center, Gleeson Library and School of Education.

State of Black San Francisco

Monday, April 30th
5:30 p.m  Food and Refreshments
6:00–7:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion, Q&A
African American Arts & Culture Complex »

Speakers included London Breed, Executive Director for the African American Art & Cultural Complex (AAACC), Stephanie Sears, USF Sociology Professor, Sheryl Davis, Mo'Magic/Opportunity Impact, Rhonda Magee, USF Law, Ed Donaldson, San Francisco Housing Development Corporation and Osiris Coalition, Neva Walker, Coleman Advocates, Loran Simon, graduate, USF Law.

Watch the discussion on youtube.

Infinite San Francisco: Chinatown

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, 12-2:30
MC 250, USF Campus

Watch the discussion on youtube.
For more details about the series, click here.

Redistricting San Francisco Symposium

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:30-4:15

U.C. Hastings School of the Law

Masters of Public Affairs (MoPA) first graduating class celebration

Wednesday, December 13, 2011, 4-9 PM


Infinite San Francisco: Western Addition

Wednesday, November 16, 12:00-2:30 PM

San Francisco Post-Election Recap 

Monday, November 14, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fromm Center, Berman Hall


State of Black San Francisco

Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Watch the discussion on youtube.