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Walking Tour of SF General Strike Sites
Date Saturday July 18
Time 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location Details
Every July day has Laborfest events, some of which are missing from the red letter listings. This "al fresco" textbook for all of us will teach the importance of a general strike which we need to put an end to the profit motive that is the cause of the budget "crisis" and war. On Saturday morning, July 18, you can enjoy the fresh air and learn labor history while you exercise on a free tour of the notable sites of the 1934 San Francisco General Strike.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorLabor Creates All Wealth
Every July day has Laborfest events, some of which are missing from the red letter listings. This "al fresco" textbook for all of us will teach the importance of a general strike which we need to put an end to the profit motive that is the cause of the budget "crisis" and war. On Saturday morning, July 18, you can enjoy the fresh air and learn labor history while you exercise on a free tour of the notable sites of the 1934 San Francisco General Strike.

July 18 (Saturday) 10:00 AM (Free) Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza - Front of Ferry Building, SF
Harry Bridges Plaza at the Front of Ferry Building, San Francisco (Embarcadero BART, F, N and T trains, 12 bus, all buses and trains on Market, Mission and Embarcadero ending at Embarcadero/Ferry Bldg).

Join a walk with historian Luis Prisco, ILWU Local 10 longshoreman Jack Heyman and musician David Rovics. This walk and history talk will look at the causes of the 1934 General Strike and why it was successful. We will discuss how the strike was organized and why the issues in that strike are still relevant to working people today. We will also walk by the key historical sites in this important US labor struggle. Bring your lunch with you and wear good walking shoes so you can get your day's exercise and labor history lesson at the same time.
See also:
http://transportworkers.org/node/1092
http://www.laborfest.net/2009schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 15th, 2009 4:44 AM
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