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Laborfest: Drama: Fight for 52¢ in 1930s; Open Mic
Date Tuesday July 31
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
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 blocks 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.
Play- Fight for 52¢ – Written and Performed by Howard Petrick – 70 min

San Francisco actor and writer Howard Petrick takes a look at the 1934 Minneapolis general strike through the eyes of one of its leaders, V.R. Dunne. The Minneapolis Teamster General Strike was one of three successful strikes that year that built the rise of industrial unionism and labor rights. We learn Dunne’s story through his working class life in the depths of the 1930’s depression, which led to his political development. It includes the violence that striking workers faced at the hands of police. He also describes how the use of a Women’s Auxiliary enabled the striking workers to succeed. He discusses the importance of cultural and worker solidarity, which was a critical part in the victory of the general strike. Today, as millions of workers are being marginalized, these lessons continue to be relevant. Howard Petrick, through his art, makes them come alive.
https://howardpetrick.com

CLOSING PARTY will follow performance.
Bring a contribution of food, beverage for potluck, or instrument for the open mic.

Laborfest began in 1993 to commemorate the 1934 general strike that made San Francisco a union town, and together with the 1934 General Strikes in Minneapolis and Toledo, made possible in 1935, the passage of the Social Security and Unemployment Insurance Act, and the legalizing of the right to organize labor unions with the Wagner Act. See
https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v66n1/v66n1p1.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Labor_Relations_Act (Wagner Act

See also:
http://www.mnopedia.org/person/dunne-vincent-raymond-1889-1970
http://www.mnopedia.org/event/minneapolis-teamsters-strike-1934
http://www.mnopedia.org/event/smith-act-trial (Framed in 1941 under Democrat Roosevelt)
http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/play-fight-for-52%c2%a2-written-and-performed-by-howard-petrick/

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