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Dec 5 at 7:30pm 

Dear Friends and Perverts and Perverted Friends from all fissures of the identity spectrum.

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As some of you already know, The Center for Sex & Culture will be relocating this winter. All across the Mid-Market section of SOMA, SF rents have tripled (or the buildings have mysteriously caught on fire).  This is all in direct correlation to the tech-boom. When we first took over this location we envisioned a secure place with longevity, then the tech-workers moved in- Twitter , followed by Square, Uber and Dolby. Of course there needs to be space built to house and feed these overpaid tech workers. In our corner of Mid-Market space we saw 3 massive city corner blocks bulldozed over to build ugly, insanely overpriced, dorms, markets, and specialized food courts. All this construction displaced communities that were already at risk and in threat of displacement- homeless, nonprofits, and arts organizations.

Our displacement, like many of our nonprofit neighbors, has forced us to reevaluate, restructure, and reimagine what CSC will become in the future. We have had many community discussion, input, meetings with the board and key staff members, as well as working with the city to determine possible relocation options. The good news, CSC Library & Archive work will continue during our closure, you can’t keep the best lil’ sex library down. We have some exciting projects underway, and are looking forward to partnering with other great organizations. We have an amazing collection of print, journals, zines, rare pulp and and extremely important archive. Freeing the information, and access for all takes time, money, and dedicated people.

Alas, we have decided what we want most is to spend time celebrating the last five years of friendship, sexiness, community and irreverence under the roof of CSC and the building we’ve inhabited on 1349 Mission St in SOMA, where so many of us have gathered in big and small groups to do all sorts of things both vertically and horizontally.
So we’re having a par-tay on DECEMBER 5TH!

Before the holidays and before we begin to pack, we’d love nothing more than to have you come and hang out with us one last time in our perverted library, gallery, and archive.

Drinks, snacks, music, and good people!

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WE WANT YOU!

We Want You  The American Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco June 25th-30th, yes the same weekend as PRIDE! It’s going to be a fun-filled weekend. The Library, Archive and Gallery have many things planned for the long weekend, but we need your help.

On Thursday June 25th the ALA Think Tank Pre-Party will be a fundraiser for the Center for Sex and Culture Archival Library and sponsored by Makingithappen.us and EveryLibrary. All proceeds will go to support this rare archive and important social educational center.

We need help on the following days to prep for the ALA Pre-party, and so that we may host library, archive, gallery open hours during ALA/PRIDE weekend:

Sat., 6/13 – Gallery Archive Show Prep: you will be assisting gallery and space prep for a CSC archival display, this is an early shift- 9am -1pm.

Tue., 6/13 – Library work Day: you will be assisting in library, archive, gallery pre-party prep and ALA/Pride Open Hours. Continue reading “WE WANT YOU!”

Join the Center for Sex and Culture Archival Library for a Pre-Party and Fundraiser Event!

CSC Library IMG_0323This year, the ALA Think Tank Pre-Party will be a fundraiser for the Center for Sex and Culture Archival Library and sponsored by Makingithappen.us and EveryLibrary. All proceeds will go to support this rare archive and important social educational center.

About CSC

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. The Center for Sex & Culture aims to provide a community center for education, advocacy, research, and support to the widest range of people. Founded 1997, established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) 2001, the Center for Sex Culture serves a nationally (in fact, globally) significant function, adding to the few accessible resources for sex education available to the public, not just academics or specialists. We have acquired various collections of books, papers, art, erotic material, personal collections from notable people in the sex-positive community, and other media.

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The CSC is dedicated to collecting and preserving information about sex. We have our donors to thank for the vibrancy of our collection. Our donors, including Dr. Carol Queen, Dr. Robert Lawrence, Good Vibrations, Vern and Bonnie Bullough, Annie Sprinkle, Jonie Blank, Larry Townsend, Jello Biafra, and more were dedicated to collecting materials that have long been shunned by traditional booksellers, libraries and museums. They have collected these materials at great personal risk and expense because they believe they had intrinsic value to society. At the Center’s library, these materials have finally found a home where they are cataloged, stored and preserved for future generations of researchers and the public.

A sample of our remarkable holdings include:

  1. Graduate and undergraduate dissertations, representing original research
  2. Rare Pulp erotic fiction from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s to today
  3. Rare Zines from the late 1950s to today
  4. Sexual education textbooks from the 1970s to today
  5. HIV education materials from the ’80s to today
  6. Early 20th Century “marriage manuals” (sexual instruction guides)
  7. Extensive collection of sexual journals, including Sexology and Libido Magazine, the journal of sex and sensibility
  8. Nina Hartly fan mail
  9. Patrick Califia papers

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About the Event

This fun event will take place at ALA in San Francisco on June 25th at 8pm until midnight. Throughout the night, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with quite a few librarians and find new friends before the conference starts. Your $35 ticket will get you complimentary beer and wine, appetizers, live music as well as tours of the center and highlight many of its important collections. You aren’t going to want to miss this opportunity to see one of the most hidden libraries in San Francisco and your money will go to a good cause so come out and join us.

Purchase your tickets here –
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ala-san-francisco-pre-party-and-fundraiser-for-the-center-for-sex-and-culture-tickets-16190426000

The ALA Zine Pavilion Need Yer Zines!

The ALA Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco this summer, during PRIDE weekend, look out SF! I will be volunteering at the Zine Pavilion, and will be there representing the Center for Sex & Culture, make sure you stop by our table at the Zine Pavilion!

The Zine Pavilion crew will also be exhibiting zines, but we need your donations to make it all possible! The donations will be raffled off at the end of the ALA to one, or more, lucky libraries to help them start or add to their zine collection. Show some library love by donating your zines!

The Zine Pavilion is also looking for exhibitors!

Seeking zinesters to table at the zine pavillion to be set up at the American Library Association [ALA] annual conference in San Francisco June 26th – June 29th.
A group of librarians have been given the opportunity to showcase zines on the convention floor at the ALA annual conference. We are currently seeking zinesters who want to showcase their wares.  The tables are FREE, as is a pass to get into the conference. Tables will be stationed around a “zine pavillion,” which will have a ton of zines [donations welcome!] which will be raffled off to one luck library. You can table for any amount of time that works with your schedule.  The purpose is to spread the love of zines and zinecollections in libraries to the greater library community. To get a sense of how we run the pavilion and for more information visit our tumblr: http://zinepavilion.tumblr. com/  You will be able to sell your work and will get a lot of exposure to librarians all over the United States.  zinepavilion@gmail.com
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Bookish Beasts 2014

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Bookish Beasts is a one-day zine fest for the creators of art, books and comics featuring content on sexuality, gender and erotica. We aim to give artists the opportunity to peddle their wares, and connect with local readers who love and collect adult material.

The zine fest is one day. Sunday, July 13th from noon to 5 pm. This event is free to the public, but you must be over 18 to attend.

We have a great line up this year!

CCA (California College of the Arts) MFA Comics Dept, Justin Hall

Modern Times Book Store

Manic D Press

Last Gasp

Tara Avery

Tyler Cohen

Smuttywood

 Dorian Katz

Jon Macy

Shayna Why

Agent Agnes 

Ajuan Mance

Laurel Lee 

and of course the Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive, with their amazing and ever growing zine collection.

CSC provides 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. Please consider donating copies of your work to the library and helping spread the word about this great resource.

Center for Sex and Culture 

1349 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Send us Your Sick & Twisted presentation using Prezi

I wanted to share the presentation from today’s panel discussion at the 12th Annual SF Zine

FestThe Center for Sex & Culture presents “Send Us Your Sick & Twisted: Community Cataloging Sexually Diverse Zines at the CSC.” A panel discussion on the advocacy to preserve and present deviant zines at CSC while engaging the community. Presented by:  Anissa Malady, MLIS, Resident Librarian; Tess McCarthy, MLIS, Resident Archivist and, Ian Callahan, Community Cataloger.

The presentation was created using Prezi, which was confusing at first, but once I got into using it the possibilities of how it could be used became endless. It’s a great tool.

You can view the Prezi presentation here.

Grace Alley Mural Vandalized: a letter from our director Carol Queen

Help needed Monday, April 1st at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco! We need painters and volunteers to restore the Grace Alley Mural.

Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St. (between 9th and 10th) San Francisco, CA 94103

Lovely people! We need your help.

Our entire building has been attacked by mural-bombers! Huge tags have badly marred the Eclairacuda Bandersnatch mural on Grace Alley. The city has cited us, and we have to clean the tag off AND try to perserve Eclair’s wonderful work. Robert is calling for helpers on Monday, April 1. What better way to spend April Fool’s Day than by helping preserve the work of an important street artist?

Please come help if you’re availble! It will involve scrubbing, citrus solvent, and much camaraderie. Call time is 10am; I imagine we can still use your help if you can’t get there til later. We hope to have the artist present to help guide our work.

Thank you SO much! Please help us, and invite your friends too!

xox—Carol Queen

You can see pictures of the mural before the tagging at http://cscmural.tumblr.com/

PS — If you can’t make it but want to help with a donation (we are going to need gallons of fixative to prevent this from happening again!):

https://www.wepay.com/stores/sex-culture

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. Find out more at http://www.sexandculture.org/

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Bookish Beast: Comic & Zine Fest, Open Call

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With Wondercon not in San Francisco this year there is not great comics events happening in April. Wouldn’t be great to have a l

ocal comics event that was a s uniques as San Francisco? The Center for Sex & Culture is a fantastic multi-use space that is perfect for a small gathering of local artists whose works need to be celebrated for their stance outside the

mainstream.

Bookish Beasts is a one day zine fest for the creators of art, books and comics featuring sex, sexuality, gender and erotica. We want to give you the opportunity to exhibit your works, and connect with local readers who love and collect adult material.

This is a not for profit event that is free to the public, Although as we live to support local artist we will  need some help from you t make this happen. We are asking for $20 to split an 8′ table with chairs. You will be responsible for cashiering your own sales and all profits are your own. The CSC has enough chars but will need to rent tables and promote the event. If this sounds like a great event that you want to get involved with please confirm right away.

The event is one day. April 14th from noon to 6PM. There will some presentations and workshops following. Please let us
CSC provides judgement-free educations, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectra; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and incoming issues of public policy health. Please consider donating copies of your work to the library and helping spread the word about this great resource. All of the CSC Library books are searchable though Goodreads and CSC’s Zineography, along with their growing zine catalog/database, which is currently being cataloged.know if you are interested in participating or would like to propose a workshop or presentation.

We look forward to hearing from you,

If interested in participating or for more information contact us- gallery@sexandculture.org

Sincerely,

Jon Macy

Dorian Katz, CSC Curator

Anissa Malady, CSC Librarian 

Tess McCarthy, CSC Archivist

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

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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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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.