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75th Anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike

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Date:
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Haymarket Books
Email:
Location Details:
Plumbers Hall
1621 Market Street at Gough Street
San Francisco, CA

2009 marks the 75th anniversary of "The Big Strike," when longshore workers up and down the west coast shut down the ports for more than two months, to be joined in San Francisco by dozens of other unions for a General Strike in the summer of 1934. The General Strike led to a surge in unionization and and an important milestone in the fight for racial equality. All this despite an economic depression.

Join us for a discussion of the relevance of this struggle for the new fights we face today!

Saturday, May 9th at 6:00pm
Plumbers Hall
1621 Market Street @ Gough Street
San Francisco, CA


Featured Speakers:

Clarence Thomas, former Secretary Treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 (ILWU)

Sharon Smith, author of Subterranean Fire: A History of Working Class Radicalism in the United States

For more information, email BayAreaHaymarket [at] gmail.com.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 12:42PM
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