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Postal Heritage Day at the Berkeley Post Office
Date Saturday July 25
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Downtown Berkeley Post Office 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorDave Welsh
Emailsub [at] sonic.net
The birthday of our public Post Office will be celebrated this year in Berkeley on Saturday, July 25th, from 12:00 noon till 2 pm, with music going on after that.

The postal unions have written to President Obama, asking that the occasion be celebrated every year as Postal Heritage Day. In Berkeley, we've been celebrating it every year at 2000 Allston Way since our struggle to save the P.O. began in July of 2012. So we'll be celebrating three years of so-far successful struggle to prevent a sale of the building. Portland, Seattle and other cities are also holding Postal Heritage Day celebrations.

2015 also marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the new Berkeley Main Post Office in 1915.

Peter Byrne will be speaking at the event - with new revelations about CBRE corruption in the sale of post offices. Josh Kornbluth is being asked if "Ben Franklin" can be there. Dave Welsh, Hali Hammer, and the band "Galaxy Chamber" and possibly more to come will provide music.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 14th, 2015 6:08 AM
§The 240th Birthday of Our Public Postal Service
by Mike Wilson Monday Jul 20th, 2015 5:40 PM
Saturday, July 25, Noon to 2:00PM on the steps of Berkeley’s Main Post Office 2000 Allston Way at Milvia St.

Revolutionaries have long-known that secure communication is vital to success. That's just one reason why we honor the longevity of a publicly controlled network of confidential correspondence.

Our Public Postal Service turns 240 on July 25. Come celebrate with us as we honor the sustained well-being of: The best provider of un-surveilled communication, The biggest and best example of how to run a business without paying huge executive salaries, The world’s largest union employer, A place in every city and town where all can gather.

Peter Byrne, Investigative journalist, has new revelations for us about the contract between the USPS and Richard Blum’s real estate company, CBRE.

The songs of solidarity will be led for us by: Dave Welsh, Key Pounder for Public Spirit & Hali Hammer, Troubadour of Common good.

ALSO PERFORMING ON THE POST OFFICE STEPS: Mrs. T-Bill Banks, Comedian & Chuck, Reggae Poet AND! GalaXxy Chamber, The Gothadelic Sound of People Power

No way this won’t be a good time!

Saturday, July 25, Noon to 2:00PM on the steps of Berkeley’s Main Post Office 2000 Allston Way at Milvia St.

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