About Us

The Alexander Berkman Social Club is a group of anarchists who want to talk about what anarchism is, how anarchists see things and what anarchy could look like. Named after the editor of San Francisco’s mighty The Blast, we hope to have continual monthly meetings that are open to all. If you come you’ll get a membership card, the chance to win thousands of dollars (alright – the odd book or two) and hopefully something to think about and act on. You failed the audition for “So You Think You Can Dance,” and you just don’t seem with it. Don’t worry. The ABSC will have you. See you there!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Meeting Programs

Have you missed a recent meeting?
Curious about what was discussed?
Feel like you're missing out?
Want to more about a topic or the awesome speakers? Reports of prior meetings or a little more about the ABSC?

Well yes we do eventually try to publish pictures and audio of the events, but now we also have programs for the events. Oh the excitement!

August Meeting Program

September Meeting Program

Happy Reading!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Meeting Next Thursday, September 25th

Our September meeting will focus on anarchism and education.

Audrey Goodfriend will speak about her experiences as a lifelong educator and co-founder of the Walden School in Berkeley.

Andrej Grubacic, a lecturer at the ZMedia Institute and University of San Francisco, will discuss anarchist alternatives to traditional education.

Music provided by the Hippolyte Havel House Band, featuring Devin Hoff.

Raffles, food & Drink Throughout

Admission is $5 ($4 with a membership card)
7pm at the ABSC meeting rooms
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another august event!

Last month’s event (has it been that long already?) was another success, thanks to all the people who came out. On the billing were Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance, who gave an inspiring talk on the meaning of our opposition to what CR calls the “prison-industrial complex,” and Barry Pateman, who spoke on the history of the Anarchist Black Cross in Britain & Europe. We also had two surprise guests, Rodolfo Montes de Oca, from the Venezuelan Anarchist Black Cross, and Marshall Trammel. And thanks to the generosity of Bound Together Books, we were able to raffle off a gift certificate to that fine establishment. Finally, hats off to the Hippolyte Havel House Band, who provided great music throughout!

Unfortunately, we do not yet have audio from this event. When we have the audio, we will make it available. You can see pictures of the event at the AK Press blog. And while you are there, be sure to browse around; the AK blog is livelier than our little backwater here, full of news & views for the Bay Area & beyond.