Oct 13, 2023
In 2017, City College of SF became one of only a few colleges in the US with free tuition for locals.
One of the organizers behind Free City was James Tracy, an author, organizer and teacher at City College in the Department of Labor and Community Studies. He describes the organizing strategy behind a successful campaign where the Left went on the offensive.
'Free City' by Marcy Rein, Mickey Ellinger and Vicki Legion: pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1141
Two of James's many books about organizing on the Left you should read:
Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes From San Francisco's Housing Wars: akpress.org/dispatchesagainstdisplacement.html
Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Interracial Solidarity in 1960s-70s New Left Organizing (with Amy Sonnie): mhpbooks.com/books/hillbilly-nationalists-urban-race-rebels-and-black-power-updated-and-revised
More Sad Francisco: patreon.com/sadfrancisco