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Save the Post Office Presents Films from the 1930s: The New Deal in Action, Pt. 2
Date Friday April 25
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorHali Hammer
This film series is a fund raiser for the National Post
Office Collaborate and the Save the Berkeley Post Office
Committee. They are working to keep our Berkeley Post Office
from being sold by the USPS. The Collaborate was
successful in saving a post office building through legal action
when a preliminary injunction was issued against the sale of the
historic Stamford, CT Post Office. We may have to pursue legal
action to save the Berkeley Post Office. Unfortunately, legal
action is quite costly and funds must be raised to continue.
To donate on line, please go to

This series of 1930s New Deal films gives us a picture of
federal efforts that improved lives of Americans during the
Great Depression. Tonight, the first film shows New Deal artists at
work in Post Offices and many public buildings. They include
Bernard Zakheim's Coit Tower murals and other New Deal artists
who were interviewed when they were alive. Many became
famous in later years.
The 2nd film is about hope for the future and building community
And shows people engaged in cooperative farming in Texas and
Alaska, building new homes, and their experience with rural
electrification. Dick Powell sings the grand finale.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee & Save the Berkeley Post Office
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.


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Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 20th, 2014 11:31 AM