Sixty Plus Lecture - “Hippies in the ‘Hood – Haight-Ashbury in the Summer of Love”

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 13:00

By the 1960s, the nation’s center was not holding and San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury was turning into a neighborhood like no other. Why did the Sixties counter-culture coalesce in a small and hitherto unknown, unremarkable neighborhood on the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park? How did hippies turn the Haight-Ashbury into an incubator for alternative lifestyles? 

Mitchell Schwarzer is an architectural and urban historian at the California College of the Arts. His research interests and classes cover art, architecture, urbanism, landscape, technology and spiritualism. His current projects involve Oakland urban history.

If you are not a Premiere Sixty Plus member, please arrange your visit ahead of time with Eileen Ward at

The meeting will be held in The Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center at 1:00 p.m.


SF State University, 1600 Holloway, Rosa Parks Room
Student Center building lower level