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Author Talk & Social with Beth Winegarner

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Irish Genealogy Club & Dowling Library present a special author event with Beth Winegarner discussing her latest book: San Francisco’s Forgotten Cemeteries. Join us in person or online. The Zoom option will be limited to the presentation only. Books will be on hand for sale; tea & coffee & soda bread.

UICC Member’s Room

Or on Zoom [presentation only]

San Francisco is famous for not having any cemeteries, but the claim isn’t exactly what it seems. In the early 20th Century, the city relocated more than 150,000 graves to the nearby town of Colma to make way for a rapidly growing population. But an estimated fifty to sixty thousand burials were quietly built over and forgotten, only to resurface every time a new building project began. The dead still lie beneath some of the city’s most cherished destinations, including the Legion of Honor, United Nations Plaza, the Asian Art Museum, and the University of San Francisco. Join author Beth Winegarner as she maps the city’s early burial grounds and brings back to life the dead who’ve been erased.

“San Francisco’s Forgotten Cemeteries is an act of restorative justice.” —Roberto Lovato, author of Unforgetting

Beth Winegarner is a journalist, author, essayist and pop culture critic who’s contributed to the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Wired, Mother Jones, and many others. She is a former daily news reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and a former contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle. She is the author of several books, including Sacred Sonoma, The Columbine Effect: How Five Teen Pastimes Got Caught in the Crossfire and Why Teens are Taking Them Back, and Tenacity: Heavy Metal in the Middle East and Africa. Her newest book is San Francisco’s Forgotten Cemeteries: A Buried History.

All are welcome!

$6- in person ; $3- via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 836 0325 2722
Passcode: 901007



April 13
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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