Sit down with Diamond Dave and Soumyaa Kapil Behrens as they discuss the history of the Hippie Revolution and the first Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park in 1967 on Mutiny Radio. Diamond Dave was there, at the start of the movement, and will be streaming his show on Mutiny Radio live from the event this weekend.
The Human Be-In kicked off as a “gathering of the tribes” in January of 1967. This weekend, it will be re-created by a group called the Space TranSFormers. They hope to raise awareness about the outrageous eviction of Kezar Gardens, the redevelopment plan for Hayes Valley Farm and the removal of the Free Farm in San Francisco. They will openly protest the leadership of the Recreation and Parks Department, namely Phil Ginsburg who has been heavily criticized for pandering to private interests regarding park land governance.
Back in 67, Allen Ginsberg was a beat-nick leader in the movement to live freely, humanely, creatively and passionately; today Phil Ginsburg reasserts that name into a symbol of corruption, power politics, and privatization. So, if you are going to San Francisco this weekend, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair and and write your lawyer’s number in the pages of your copy of HOWL. In this Ginsberg v Ginsburg battle of ideology, don’t expect anyone to play fair. Will love and inclusiveness conquer all? Or, will it finally be trampled down by hate and exclusive societies who do not care to share?
The conversation goes on all weekend. Kick off the dialogue with the local band Classical Revolution 3pm Friday September 14th at ground zero: 780 Frederick Street. Make some love, make some community, make some gardens, and make some history while you are at it.
For more information including schedules: http://humanbein.org/?page_id=360