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Join a community/labor concert and rally to defend the Victor Jara mural at the Bernal Heights Library. Using a manipulated non-transparent process excluding most of the community the Friends of the Library and corporateers want to spend $110,000 to destroy this historic mural and replace it with a sanitized design censoring the real history of Bernal Heights.
9/30 SF Bernal Heights Library Music & Solidarity
"Save Victor Jara’s Legacy!" Save The Mural Rally
The San Francisco Library Commission intends to destroy a beloved community mural which graces the sides of the
Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Avenue.
The mural, the work of the famous late artist Arch Williams, has a picture of the late Chilean civil rights activ-
ist and folksinger Victor Jara among other depictions. The words of folksinger and activist Holly Near grace the
sides of the building, (Near and the last artist’s sister oppose the removal.
Come and celebrate this wonderful (currently wrapped) mural and sing out for its restoration at a celebra-
tory rally where you be entertained by musical serenades and be informed by lively speakers!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Noon (Take the 67 bus from Mission.)
Bernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Ave, San Francisco
Sponsored by United Public Workers For Action (http://www.upwa.info)and Library Users Association http://libraryusers.wordpress.com/. Endorsed
by San Francisco Peace and Freedom Party. For more information contact 415-753-2180
The so called "Friends of the Library" are benefiting financially from the destruction of the historic Victor Jara mural at the San Francisco Bernal Heights Library. The "Friends" are getting a fiscal fee of over $10,000 to destroy the mural.
Musicians Francisco Hererra and Rafael Manriquez who is from Chile performed Victor Jara songs and spoke about the need to defend the mural from being destroyed.
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