Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

SF Socio-Political Walking Tours

... with longtime San Francisco walking tour guide and our own English/US History teacher David Giesen.


Socio-Political Walking Tours of San Francisco
for GISSV Parents/Students/Staff

3 Saturdays, 3 Different Tours each Saturday 



March 19*  |  April 16  |  May 21, 2022

9 am Land, Villains, and Revolutionaries
A survey of SF social movements: From the Gold Rush to Black Lives Matter, from anti-war marches to the Chinese Democracy Movement

(Meet at 312 Mason Street (downtown San Francisco); meet in the lobby of the American Youth Hostel)

1 pm Civic Center
A survey of the institutions and ideas embodied in the most architecturally unified municipal government plaza in the US: From courts of law to farmers market, from City Hall to the birthplace of the United Nations.

(Meet at the corner of McAllister and Jones (a long block east of Civic Center BART))

3 pm Fishing Mission Creek
A survey of the intersection of your pocketbook and San Francisco Bay real estate: Taking the Mission District as a microcosm of urban USA we trace the route of now underground Mission Creek, from Ohlone days to the Dot Com AI rush.

(Meet at the steps of Mission Dolores Basilica (on Dolores Street) 16th St. and Dolores)

Each tour is limited to 16 GISSV parents/students/staff. To reserve a space, email sfwalkingtours@gissv.orgg


*A special treat on offer: After the March 19 Fishing Mission Creek walking tour, David will be attending one of San Francisco’s most notable theaters, The Marsh, and a performance by Dan Hoyle, in a socio-political tour de force, one man/many characters Talk to Your People.

He has reserved a limited number of deeply discounted tickets for this 5 pm performance. If you’d like to join, email straight-away. $13. You need not attend the walking tour to join us at the theater. Adult language and harsh reality portrayed.

(Follow the link to learn more about The Marsh: