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Ruin, Rubble & Race: The San Francisco Earthquake and Post-Katrina America, 1906

Monday, April 17, 2006
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Nicole Derse
Location Details:
Gordon J. Lau Elementary School
950 Clay St. (between Stockton & Powell)

Join a diverse group of community-based organizations and activists for a "People's Forum" to commemorate and critically reappraise what happened 100 years ago, and what must change today to save lives and prevent displacement of vulnerable, working people from the city's landscape.

Distinguished Emcee Bob Wing, Activist and Writer

Panelists Include:

Connie Young Yu, Historian and Author of Chinatown, San Jose, USA

CC Campbell-Rock, Katrina Survivor, Community Organizer, and Journalist

Willie Ratcliff, Community Activist and Editor of San Francisco Bay View newspaper

Chris Carlsson, Board President, Counterpulse and Executive Director, Shaping San Francisco: An Interactive Multimedia Excavation of the Lost History of San Francisco

Shanell Williams, Community Activist, Former SF Youth Commissioner

History has revealed that the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, and the monumental, post-disaster rebuilding efforts, gave tragic rise to a modern era of twentieth-century displacement and gentrification of working-class people, immigrants and communities of color throughout San Francisco. In 2005, the nation witnessed how Hurricane Katrina and the government's racist and cruel response devastated the social and economic conditions of these same communities in the Gulf Coast region.

One hundred years later we ask: "What would happen if another earthquake shakes up San Francisco? Who would survive? Who would be displaced? And would the city be rebuilt for the wealthy, power elite and corporations that dominant the debate?"

Join us for the discussion! This event is co-sponsored by the Chinatown Community Development Center, Mission Agenda, The Progressive Voter Project, Senior Action Network and the San Francisco Peoples' Organization, along with Supervisor Chris Daly, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

Added to the calendar on Fri, Mar 31, 2006 10:51AM
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