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|Laborfest: Film: James Connolly & Renee Gibbons Memorial Concert|
|Date||Saturday July 09|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco.
(More information below).
100th Year of Easter Uprising & Celebration of Renee Gibbons’s Life
6:30 PM - Film showing: James Connolly, Ireland’s Greatest (50 min.) (2013) by: Raidio Teilifis Eireann (RTE)
This film recounts the life of James Connolly (1868-1916) and his role as a trade unionist, theoretician and international socialist. He and his family were economically forced to immigrate to the United States. When he returned to Ireland, he became one of the key leaders of the Easter Rising in the struggle for independence and worker rights, which cost him his life.
7:30 PM - Concert
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising Irish struggle for independence from England. The Irish labor movement played a key role in the fight for independence and John Connolly along with other trade unionists helped organize the struggle. When their struggle was crushed by British troops, Connolly was shot along with other supporters of the Easter Rising. Many Irish workers and their families immigrated to San Francisco after the uprising.
At this concert, we will commemorate this important event as well as the life of LaborFest supporter and singer musician Renee Gibbons.
Renee, who passed away in December 2015, used her beautiful voice and talents to get the story of working people out from Ireland to the US and all countries.
Performing at the commemoration concert will be: Margaret Cooley, Pat Wynne, Bernie Gilbert, Carol Denney, Jack Hirschman, Elisabeth Creely, Jimmy Kelly and others.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?pid=176981793 (Renee Jackson Gibbons)
http://thereadersreview.org/2015/03/thursdays-at-readers-poetry-series-renee-gibbons-and-john-curl/ (Renee Gibbons)
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 as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth 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 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street.