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Labor Fest Honors Labor Writer Tillie Olsen with Video & Reading
Saturday, July 21, 2007
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
New College, 777 Valencia at 19th St, San Francisco (16th St or 24th St BART)
A reading and video, "Her Words Ring Out" honoring Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912-2007) with devorah major, Annie Hershey, Nellie Wong, Merle Woo, Daisy Anarchy, Alice Rogoff, Leslie Simon and others. Tillie Olsen was in the thick of it during her life. As a child she witnessed a lynching in her small town and that incident along with many others made her a fighter for justice, humanity and workers' power. She wrote about the San Francisco general strike in 1934 and what this strike meant to the workingclass. Some of these writings are contained in the work "Yonnondio: From the Thirties." Her words still have the same clarity and power they had when she wrote them and we were lucky at LaborFest that she helped bring her voices to the workers today.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 24, 2007 7:31PM