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Laborfest: WPA Bus Tour

Date:
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Laborfest
Location Details:
Meet in front of Bill Graham Auditorium, 99 Grove, San Francisco Civic Center. Civic Center BART & Muni Metro.

WPA Bus Tour
With Harvey Smith & Susan Ives

Join Harvey Smith and Susan Ives as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal programs. Harvey and Susan will discuss the art, architecture, and social programs that effectively dealt with the period’s economic meltdown in contrast with today’s response.

Some of the locations they will take you to are: Rincon Annex Post Office Murals, Sunshine School, The New Mint and the Old UC Extension, Golden Gate Park Stables and Fly Casting Pools, Beach Chalet Murals.

Please be aware that the tour will take about 5 hours depending on the traffic and the discussions.

Meet in front of Bill Graham Auditorium, between City Hall and the Main Library.
Reservation required:

Send e-mail to: laborfest [at] laborfest.net, or call: (415) 642-8066, and leave your name, number of reservations, and phone number (this is to let you know that we have space for your reservation and contact you in case of any changes.)

Make reservation, then send check ($25/person) to: LaborFest, P.O. Box 40983, SF, CA 94140

Please bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.

See also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Progress_Administration
http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 7:28AM
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