Activism

Brian Hodgman, a.k.a. Brian Zero, arrested during civil disobedience at animal lab, 1986.
Brian Hodgman, a.k.a. Brian Zero, arrested during civil disobedience at animal lab, 1986.

 

Los Angeles Times: The State, January 7, 1986:

An anti-crime task force created by Gov. George Deukmejian reported that youth gang violence in California is escalating, particularly among Southeast Asian refugees, punk rockers, heavy metal music devotees and Satanic groups. However, Robert Philibosian, chairman of the state Task Force on Youth Gang Violence, said the panel was unable to provide statistical evidence of the rise in crimes by these groups. The panel said there are 600 to 800 youth gangs in California. In Los Angeles alone, the panel estimated, there are 50,000 gang members. The panel’s report, which cost about $98,000, was based largely on a series of public hearings held around the state last year that included testimony from former gang members, law enforcement officials and community leaders.

Capitol Demo Flyer c. 1986
Miriam Wilding organized demonstration on the west steps of the State of California’s Capitol on May 24, 1986. Image is cut and paste, tongue-in-cheek flyer, which was sent to local media outlets as a “press release.”
Capitol Protest and Show Flyer c. 1986
Miriam Wilding organized demonstration on the west steps of the State of California’s Capitol on May 24, 1986. Image is cut and paste, tongue-in-cheek flyer. A show followed the demonstration.
West Capitol Protest Speech
Miriam Wilding organized demonstration on the west steps of the State of California’s Capitol on May 24, 1986. Image is copy of original speech Miriam read on the steps of the Capitol. Others were invited to share the “mic” and say what they wanted as well.

No Business As Usual

Miriam Wilding organized demonstration August 6, 1986, part of No Business as Usual.

Performing Animal Welfare Society benefit c. 1987
Performing Animal Welfare Society benefit concert organized by Miriam Wilding, c. 1988.
Punk Picnic Miriam Wilding June 3 1989
Punk Picnic II organized by Miriam Wilding June 3, 1989, Davis, California.

World Vegetarian Day Celebration: Toward a Healthier World, October 6, 1991: Held on the UC Berkeley campus in 1991, Brian Hodgman, a.k.a. Zero, was on the schedule alongside presenters such as Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet.

BZ Pre-SIREN 1
Civil disobedience: World Day for Laboratory Animals protest at UC Berkeley, 1991.
BZ and KM demo
Kevin McCracken and Brian Zero (center) protest together prior to SIREN, c. 1991/1992.
Turkey Protest
Kevin McCracken and Brian Zero protest together prior to SIREN, c. 1991/1992.
Brian Zero Fur Demo SF Opera House 90s
Brian Zero at “Fur Demo” opening night of the San Francisco Opera early 1990s.
BZ Green Day Flyer
Brian Zero’s “Green Day flyer” handed out at Phoenix Theater Green Day show, 1993.
Green Day Flyer 2
Walk out on Green Day flyer continued.
BZ Jawbreaker Flyer
Brian Zero’s “Just how much does Jawbreaker really care?” flyer.
Hine Flyer for Epicenter
Miriam Wilding arranged for the Maori Nation’s Hinewirangi to speak at San Francisco’s Epicenter collective, early 1990s.
KM Social Imprints Activism
Since opening in 2009, Social Imprints has become one of the nation’s most successful branding companies. Social Imprints provides career opportunities and a living wage to people who need a second chance.

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