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Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival

Date:
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Time:
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Kendyll Stansbury
Email:
Location Details:
SEIU Local 1021/("Ten to One") building
across street from 350 Kansas Street
(between 16th and 17th Streets),
San Francisco, California

Saturday, January 19

9-10 am Muffins, juice, coffee available – donations please; informal songswap/arts exchange

10-noon Workshops

“School of the Americas Watch: The Most Singing Movement” with Jon Fromer and friends; Excerpts from the Bay Area Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Heritage Chorus’s new performance piece on immigration; and "Work Tales” by the Labor Drama Workshop, City College of San Francisco, Labor and Community Studies department.
Jon Kouns “Social Justice Photography,” with Richard Bermack, "The Spanish Civil War and the war against Globalization"
Film (to be announced)
Noon – 1 pm Lunch – Sandwiches and salad available at a reasonable price

1:15 – 1:45 pm Roy Zimmerman performs topical satire

2-3:30 pm Workshops

Spoken Word Workshop with Civil Defense Poetry (formerly Molotov Mouths).
“Labor Landmarks and a Look Back to 1968”, Labor Archives Research Center
Film (to be announced)

4-5:30 pm Workshops
“New Generation Labor Organizing” with Alex Tom, Chinese Progressive Association and Sonya Mehta, Young Workers United, with videos on Monster Workers and “Eyes on the Fries”.
“Songwriting” with Jon Fromer, Bev Grant, and Roy Zimmerman
“Preserving Labor Culture: Two Initiatives” Art/Works : American Labor Posters by Lincoln Cushing and Tim Drescher & American Labor Movement & Working Class Museum in Sacramento by Joe Moore.
Film: To be announced
5:30-7 pm Dinner – Hot meal available at a reasonable price

7-10 pm Arts Exchange

Featured performers: Freedom Song Network; Jack Hirschman, immediate past Poet Laureate of San Francisco.
7:30-8:30 Bumper Sticker workshop with Lincoln Cushing (concurrent with Arts Exchange)
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jan 13, 2008 4:43PM
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