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Title: Laborfest: Mare Island Naval Shipyard: Labor's Stories
START DATE: Saturday July 28
TIME: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details:
Meet at Shoreline Heritage Presere Visitors Center - Mare Island
Ferry Service is available from San Francisco Ferry Building, and public transportation is also available from the DelNorte BART station.
Event Type: Teach-In
Mare Island Naval Shipyard: The Stories of Working People-Free Event
Join us for the afternoon program recalling some of the stories of the people who lived and worked at Mare Island, and made this place such a vibrant part of California’s labor heritage. Hear the story of the courageous Naval detachment who saved downtown San Francisco in the Great Fire and Earthquake of 1906. Listen to our narratives of the women welders and African American ship fitters who achieved incredible productivity during the war years. Study with us the way unions interacted with the US Maritime Commission. Help us learn how best to support those working families dealing with exposures to toxic materials during those periods of high productivity. Hear updates on the Port Chicago incident, and how that became a legal precedent. Understand with us the magnitude of impacts from the Base Closure Act on communities like Vallejo. Brainstorm with us as to the best possible use of this amazing place as we turn swords into plowshares. But most of all, help us to salute those workers whose skills, creativity and effort made the Bay Area the unprecedented and unquestioned standard for shipbuilding.
See also:
http://www.mareislandpreserve.org/MareIslandPreserve/Homepage.html
Port Chicago 1944 Explosion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaIphGJt5NU
http://dmc.members.sonic.net/sentinel/usa5.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_disaster
http://www.talkinghistory.org/collison.html
http://books.google.com/books?id=2jl6cyAy6u8C&hl=en
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_disaster

1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/1906/18april/index.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake

See also:
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm



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