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|Laborfest: James Connolly Film with Irish Music|
|Date||Friday July 20|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fourth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at Second Street and Townsend. Also runs from 25th and Potrero, on Cesar Chavez St, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Townsend to Second Street.
James Connolly, A Working Class Hero
(102 min.) By Brian O’Flaherty
Irish Film and Music Night: The life and struggle of James Connolly with the music and words of Renee Gibbons and Margaret Cooley
James Connolly is one of the most important working class figures in the history of Ireland and world working class movement. Connolly was a trade unionist, Irish Republican and socialist internationalist who helped build the working class movement both in the United States and in Ireland. He founded the Irish Republican Socialist Party and he supported the Easter Rising as commander of the Dublin Brigade. He fought to set up a working class Republic in Ireland. In the course of the fighting he was wounded and then executed by the British military. We will premiere the documentary film “James Connolly, A Working Class Hero” about his life.
Irish American writer, Margaret Cooley and Dublin-born writer and singer, Renee Gibbons will begin the evening performing songs from the James Connolly Songs of Freedom Songbook.