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|Laborfest: City Lights Reading|
|Date||Sunday July 08|
|Time||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus at Broadway, San Francisco. Buses: 8X, 12, 30, 41, 45
City Lights Reading
Special Appearance by writer, organizer and activist Stewart Acuff, opening statements by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, hosted with poetry by Alice Rogoff.
Stewart Acuff is the Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President of the Utility Workers Union of America and has been a labor organizer for more than 30 years. He has written articles for the Atlanta Constitution, Labor Research Review, In These Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy and Focus Magazine, New Labor Forum, and several Georgia newspapers. He has also written essays for Which Direction for Organized Labor (edited by Bruce Nissen) and Organizing for Justice in Our Communities (edited by Immanuel Ness and Stuart Eimer.) He is the co-author with Dr. Richard Levins of Getting America Back to Work.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is an educator, feminist activist, writer, and life-long activist. She has produced many scholarly books and articles and has published 3 memoirs, Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie (1997), Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975, and Blood on the Border, about what she saw during the Nicaraguan Contra War against the Sandinistas.
Alice Rogoff is a local poet, activist, and organizer. She is a member of the Pacific Media Workers (CWA) Freelance unit.