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Laborfest: Labor Book Fair, Word Slam and Video Screenings
Date Saturday July 19
Time 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2868 Mission St., near 25th St., San Franicsco (24th St BART)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Join LaborFest for our first FANTASTIC annual Labor Book Fair, Word Slam and Video Screenings. Understanding our history and working class issues are an essential ingredient to change our lives. This includes the poets and artists who are contributing to our awareness and understanding of our history and reality. Thank you to all who made this amazing event possible.
The schedule is at:
http://www.laborfest.net/2008/Bookfair-08.htm
and is:
9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Fernando Gapasin on: Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice.
http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/11121.php

11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on: Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico.
http://www.counterpunch.org/dunbar09222007.html

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Lauren Coodley on: Putting Labor into California History
http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/academic/product/0,3110,0131884107,00.html

2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Scott Martell on: Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West.
http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/acatalog/__Blood_Passion_1832.html

Theater
12:00 PM-1:30PM
Lincoln Cushing Presentation and Slide Show on: Art/Works - American Labor Graphic.
http://gaet.blogspot.com/2007/11/artworks-american-labor-graphics-by.html

1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Bryan D. Palmer on: James P. Cannon and the Origins Of the American Revolutionary Left.
http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/83cyh3wc9780252031090.html

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
LaborFest Poetry Reading
With Jenifer Rae Vernon, Julia Stein, Alice Rogoff, Matthew Diaz, Benjamin Balthuser, James Tracy, and others.

Small Gallery
9:30 AM-12:00 Noon
The LaborFest Writers Workshop will conduct writing exercises inspired by the American Life Histories of the WPA Federal Writers’ Project’s Folklore Project. Main themes will be on the industrial and occupational lore of working class people and families. We will explore the customs, cultures, and regional traditions of our diverse backgrounds.

12:30 PM 1:45 PM
Dan Berman on: Death On The Job and the State Of Health And Safety.
http://labornet.org/cgi-bin/ib/cgi-bin/ib.cgi?action=read&id=159

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Suzanne Gordon on: Safety In Numbers, Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care
http://www.suzannegordon.com
Suzanne Gordon; John Buchanan; Tanya Bretherton

See also:
http://www.laborfest.net/2008schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jun 28th, 2008 1:23 PM

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