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|Laborfest: Walk: Hunters Point/Bayview History Tour|
|Date||Sunday July 24|
|Time||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
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Meet at Bayview Plaza - 3801 3rd St. at Evans, San Francisco. T train. Buses: 19, 34, 54
Hunters Point/Bayview History Walk
The 50th Anniversary of the Death of Matthew Johnson in Bayview/Hunters Point
Join Bayview/Hunters Point social/labor historian Oscar James on the 50th anniversary of the murder of 16 year old youth Matthew Johnson who was killed by San Francico police on September 27, 1966. This murder brought a strong community response and the governor called in the National Guard to put down the protest. Today, 50 years later, the murders of African American and Latino youth continues alongside the massive gentrification of the district that is driving out many long-time residents.
Oscar James will also look at the history of unions and labor in the shipyard and how it brought tens of thousands of workers to San Francisco during the 2nd World War. The city and the Obama administration have now privatized public housing using so-called public/private partnerships and in San Francisco this has meant that the tenants of public housing have been kicked off the San Francisco housing authority.
This walk will look at this history of Bayview/Hunters Point and how this history is connected to the present struggles facing the community and labor.
For more information oscarjames22 [at] live.com