News, Events & Exhibits

los siete img Women Out in Front: How the Community Freed Los Siete de la Raza

In May 1969, seven young Latinos from the Mission district were charged with murdering a San Francisco police officer. They became known as Los Siete de la Raza. Hear from the activists who led the fight to free them.

Dolores Huerta img Film Screening: The Long Ride

The Long Ride is a timely documentary film about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers in the US.

game of thrones img POP-UP EXHIBIT: Winter is Here…

See real historic resources reminiscent to the fantasy created in the Game of Thrones before the final season begins.





voices img EVENT: VOICES FROM THE CROWD: SF State Student Strikers share stories

Hear student activists’ stories from 50 years ago of the strike that won the nation’s first College of Ethnic Studies at SF State.


dockworker power img Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in South Africa and the Bay Area

Learn about the fight for social justice by workers in the ports of South Africa and the Bay Area.



images of protest img Images of Protest: Selections from the San Francisco State University Strike Collection, 1968 - 1969

Exhibit will showcase protest posters, ephemera, and video footage created by students and faculty during the 1968 strike.




piano img CONCERT: Student Concert Hour Celebrating Clementi Fortepiano Anniversary

Enjoy performances of works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert by School of Music students on the de Bellis Collection’s historic Clementi fortepiano.




comics img Introducing the Rue Comic Book and Adventure Strip Archive

Explore comic book culture in the newest Historic Collection in the J. Paul Leonard Library.






labor march img Labor Archives Annual Program

Lucha Obrera: Latinos and their Unions in Mid-Twentieth-Century San Francisco
Historian Eduardo Contreras will discuss the centrality of unions and labor organizing in Latino life from the 1930s to the 1950s.


Marin City img Marin City: A Community Fight For Social Justice

Watch never before available TV news footage from the 1960s and 70s featuring the African American community’s struggle for social justice in Marin City.