Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

The CSC Library & Archive at the 3rd Annual EBABZ Fest

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image by Eric Drooker

I am so looking forward to this! Not only do we get to present and promote alternative literature and the CSC’s Libraries amazing zine collection– a fucking rock star art hero of mine will be there showing new works and performing– Eric Drooker!!

The Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive at the 3rd Annual East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest

December 8th, 2012 · 10am – 5pm

Berkeley City College: 2050 Center St. Berkeley, CA

The CSC’s librarian- Anissa Malady and interning archivist- Tess McCarthy will be appearing at EBABZ 2012. We will be highlighting the CSC libraries zine holdings, discussing planned preservation and digitization of the collection, as well as to promoting our Spring zine showcase and workshop-  Bookish Beasts, coming to the

CSC April 14th, 2013.

More info to come!

East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest:

Official Site | Tumblr | Facebook Event

About the Center for Sex and Culture Library and Archive:
The Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a teateam of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS.

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photo by Tsurufoto- NUDIEZINES

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November 26, 2012

The CSC Grace Alley Mural

The Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural Project on Offbeatr: Looking to raise $2000 by December 22nd 2012 for public art celebrating San Francisco’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists, and healers.

http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955

The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley.  We have a team of our very own notorious (and not-so-notorious) muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture.  Our group of talented artists includes Eddie CollaFinley CoylAmandalynnJeremy Novy and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch.  Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s pastsexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.

The Mural will be situated amidst nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce — but it’s also a location in need of beautification to our Public Spaces.  It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood.  The Mural will be a celebration of sex-positivity, knowledge and the work San Francisco has pioneered and achieved on behalf of sexual health, education and openness.

This Mural is a true labor of love — for sex, the community and the sex community, but we ask for your financial support to make this loving project really happen.  Specifically, your monetary donations would help toward the rental of electric scissor lifts (to be used to physically elevate the artists as they work on the wall), artists’ commissions and project supplies.  Any contributions you may be able to provide toward that estimation will be deeply cherished!

To see more images of the Grace Alley Mural Project follow us on Facebook, visit our Tumblr, or come see it in person at 1349 Mission Street in San Francisco, but we need your donations to fill this wall with art.

Donation levels and rewards:

Pledge $15 or more: Vintage Porn Magazine Stash. 
The first 10 donors to contribute $15 will receive hand picked vintage porn stash— featuring classics from Playboy, Hustler, Playgirl, and others.

Pledge $20 or more: Autographed book from Carol Queen.

The first 10 donors who contribute $20 will receive an autographed copy of a book by famed author and CSC co-founder- Dr. Carol Queen.

Pledge $50 or more: Center for Sex & Culture Goodie Swag Bag.

The first 5 donors to donate $50 will receive a Center for Sex & Culture Goodie Swag Bag. You will receive a mix of fun & naughty items. Including; adult toys from Bay Area’s own Good Vibrations (http://www.goodvibes.com), books from some of our favorite authors, vintage porn mags, and some special treats from our archive.

Pledge $60 or more: Basic Membership at CSC

The first 3 donors to contribute $60 will be granted Basic Membership to the Center for Sex & Culture. A $60 value that includes-Discounts on events and classes. Invitation to member-only events.

Pledge $100 or more: Library Membership at CSC

The first 10 donors to contribute $100 will be granted free library membership at the Center for Sex & Culture (a $100 value).

—-About the Center for Sex and Culture—-

Website: http://sexandculture.org/

The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.