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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Wednesday, 1/18/23 – 8pm
Walker Talks, on Ibn Khaldun – Live Stream

Ibn Khaldun, 14th century diplomat, teacher, judge, visionary.  The archetypal polymath.  The surfaces of his reputation are vast.  He has been called the first historian, the first sociologist, the first economist.  He has even been referred to as the inventor of the Laffer Curve.  As much as all this may captivate our interest,  the mystery of his character remains elusive.  He is one of the most creative thinkers of all time, the architect of an intelligence we have yet to uncover…

Walker Brents III has been illuminating Bird & Beckett audiences on a near-monthly basis for twenty years. His observations on poets, philosophers, myth, folklore and myriad other topics reveal a deep and perceptive intelligence that probes the universal in the particular, the entire cosmos in the raindrop. Indulge your curiosity and tune in!

At the appointed hour, you’ll find Walker’s 90-minute live stream in the video window at the upper right corner of this page. You can also find his talks live online by visiting our YouTube channel and Facebook page at these links:

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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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