Alum/Former Instructor Stephen Gaskin: 'A Truly Benevolent Countercultural Icon'

Friday, February 14, 2020

GREENCAMP (TORONTO) -- Upon his return to the States, he began his studies at the San Francisco State University, where he also started experimenting with cannabis and various psychedelics. Once his studies were finished by the mid-1960’s, he became an English and Creative Writing instructor at SFSU.

After his contract with the literature department ended in 1967, Gaskin started an informal series of private lectures around San Francisco, which would later be known as “Monday Night Classes.”

The overtly eclectic style of his lectures rapidly garnered the approval of the burgeoning counterculture, and soon after, more than 1,500 people visited every Monday Night Class.