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Laborfest: SF Civic Center Tour
Date Saturday July 12
Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location Details
Meet at the United Nations Plaza fountain on Market Street across from 7th Street, San Francisco Civic Center. Civic Center BART/Muni Metro station. All buses and trains that go on or under Market or Mission Street to 7th Street.
Event Type Other
Civic Center Tour
With David Giesen - When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?
A 1 hour walking tour of Civic Center followed by an hour of storytelling at a beautiful park/community garden across Grove Street from City Hall.
Telling tales illuminating the travails and successes of labor in San Francisco . . . tales inspired by the huge labor movement of 1377-1381 which took as its anthem John Ball's clever refrain "When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then a gentleman?"
A one hour art walking tour of Civic Center with David Giesen, San Francisco storyteller, will use fact, historic anecdote, and tall tales to reveal the history and labor significance of United Nations Plaza, Hiram Johnson State Office Building, Earl Warren Federal Office Building, the I.O.O.F. building, Herbst Auditorium, War Memorial Opera House, City Hall, and an almost unknown community park and garden opposite the south side of City Hall. The last hour of this histrionic program will transpire in that snug, green garden so Eden-like beside the brick and granite monuments of intentions to create cooperative communities.
Meet at the United Nations Plaza fountain on Market Street. Free.
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Added to the calendar on Sunday Jul 6th, 2014 8:49 PM

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