Alice Book Launch at the California Historical Society

Thursday Oct 27 2016   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St, San Francisco, CA  map

Join Ivy Anderson, Devon Angus, and representatives from the Erotic Service Providers Union at the California Historical Society in San Francisco to celebrate the release of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast ProstituteAn hour-long presentation on Alice Smith, the history of prostitution, and sex worker’s rights movements in San Francisco will be followed by an hour-long Q & A session with the authors and ESPU representatives.

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Devon Angus is an artist, activist, and historian based in San Francisco. He composed and performed a conceptual folk operetta based on San Francisco history, The Ghosts of Barbary, throughout the Bay Area, Switzerland, and Italy. He organized and published a series of oral histories of immigrants in the Catskills region, and was the recipient of an arts grant through the New York State Council on the Arts for his show Songs and Stories of Old New York. Angus is currently pursuing a history M.A. at San Francisco State University.

Ivy Anderson is a San Francisco–based writer who focuses on issues of ecology and radical history. Her reportage on water management issues was published in Water Efficiency Magazine and and her poetry in Poecology. She holds a B.A. in environmental studies with a minor in geography, runs a community garden, and is on the board of a bookstore collective in San Francisco.