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Manny’s is a gathering space in San Francisco that combines a cafe, restaurant, newsstand, political bookshop and civic event space.
422 backers pledged $75,077 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $18 or more About $18

    The Foot Soldier

    March on Foot Soldier! And while you're at it come enjoy our food and drink. Manny's food program is inspired by the Otto Lenghi Jerusalem cookbook - think healthy contemporary delicious middle eastern cuisine. We'll be serving incredible Iraqi pastries from the only kosher bakery in San Francisco, Frena Bakery, high quality espresso drinks from Ritual Coffee Roasters, tea from Republic of Tea, beer from local breweries including Bare Bottle Brewery and Standard Deviant Brewery and wine on tap. Why $18? The number symbolizes life in Judaism.

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    • One free drink at Manny's
    • One free Fabulous breakfast pastry
    • One big ol' hug
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    The Organizer

    This award is for the food lovers, the event goers, the curious, and the interested - the organizer at heart or in practice. Programming at Manny's will range from talks + Q&As with change makers to book talks, town halls with local and national politicians, open mics, debates and elections watch parties, game and trivia nights, and issue advocacy nights. Most events will be ticketed so get in early with this pledge level. Meals must be claimed in the first three months.

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    • One free meal at Manny's
    • One free drink at Manny's
    • One big ol' hug
    • Three free tickets to any Manny's event
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    Pledge $118 or more About $118

    The Advocate

    This pledge level is for the advocate - the one pushing to get things done: to see and to do change. This level entitles you to a free ticket and entry into the biggest Election Night party in San Francisco as well as three free Manny's events! Don't live in San Francisco? It's ok! You can transfer your ticket to a friend or come to any future event.

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    • One free drink at Manny's
    • One big ol' hug
    • Three free tickets to any Manny's event
    • Free tickets to Manny's Opening Night Party!
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    Pledge $270 or more About $270

    The Mover

    The mover is the one gets from place to place and helps others along with them. We are all a part of a movement and this level will help sponsor speakers, change makers, poets, and prose writers to come to the Bay area for us to learn from. Help us help them come here.

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    • Free tickets to Manny's Opening Night Party!
    • Three free tickets to any Manny's event
    • Name on the Manny's Donor Wall
    • One free drink at Manny's
    • Individual underwriting of an event that involves travel
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    Pledge $486 or more About $486

    The Fighter

    The fighter - she pushes past boundaries with the radical imagination for a better world as her guide. Help me sponsor low cost programming for all with this pledge level. We are aiming to have programming every weekday night. With an average ticket price of $12 (no one turned away for lack of funds) this level has a $2,500 value. One year of free Manny's events as much as your heart desires - come to all of the lectures, discussions, town halls, documentary screenings, and poetry nights you can handle!

    Includes:
    • One free drink at Manny's
    • One big ol' hug
    • Free tickets to Manny's Opening Night Party!
    • One year of Free Events at Manny's
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    Pledge $882 or more About $882

    The Hero

    We need our heroes to inspire us to do better. This pledge level entitles you to unlimited free events for life. Think of it as a long term investment in your active citizenship. Don't live in SF? You can transfer the free events to friends and colleagues! For reference this pledge level will allow me to build all of the bistro tables in the space. Your name will also be mentioned on the Manny's Donor Wall. Thank you Hero!

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    • One big ol' hug
    • Free tickets to Manny's Opening Night Party!
    • Free Manny's Events for Life!
    • Name on the Manny's Donor Wall
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    Pledge $4,986 or more About $4,986

    The Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    This level is named after the one, the only, the lioness of the Supreme Court - our lady Ruth. This level entitles you to one lunch or one dinner with the internationally recognized media personality, executive, writer, and journalist Kara Swisher. There are only two slots available!

    Kara Swisher is an Opinion Writer for the New York Times and Founder and Executive Editor of Recode. She is one of the most prominent writers on technology and its intersection with the world today and has been holding business leaders accountable for decades.

    Includes:
    • One big ol' hug
    • Free tickets to Manny's Opening Night Party!
    • Name on the Manny's Donor Wall
    • One on One Meal with Media Legend Kara Swisher
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    Pledge $9,990 or more About $9,990

    The Founder

    This level will bring you into the Manny's Founder's Circle - a special high level membership to the space that will include free VIP tickets to all high level events, reserved seating, Founder's Circle only events with influencers and change-makers, free food and drinks in the space for life (that's right!) and one free rental of the entire event space for any organization of your choosing. Be a Founder and join our Circle!

    Includes:
    • One big ol' hug
    • Free tickets to Manny's Opening Night Party!
    • Free Manny's Events for Life!
    • Name on the Manny's Donor Wall
    • Free Food and Drink at Manny's for Life
    • One free rental of the entire Manny's event space
    • Founder's Circle only events with influencers and change-makers
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