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Laborfest: 1907 Streetcar Strike & Cal Progressive Era

Date:
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Laborfest:
Location Details:
ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. 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, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
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 2d Street, then 1 block South on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
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 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
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 AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block South on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.

California in the Progressive Era: The Union Labor Party and the Socialist Party in the San Francisco Bay Area
With history lecturer John Holmes, SFSU Professor Bill Issel and moderated by SFSU Professor Bob Cherney

One of the most tumultuous periods in San Francisco labor and working class history was the formation of the Union Labor Party (ULP) and the role of the Socialist Party in the early 20th century.

San Francisco was the first major city in the United States to have a labor mayor but later the mayor and the board of supervisors were removed in a financial scandal pushed and funded by major San Francisco capitalists who were angry that organized labor had political control of the city.

This panel will look at this history including the 1907 Carmen’s strike that cost the lives of 33 people.

The long strike was broken when the company brought in armed company thugs who shot strikers and their supporters and injured many because of their inability to run the cars. On the 110th anniversary of this strike this panel will examine the lessons for today.
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2017/2017schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 5:17AM
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