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Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall
Date Tuesday October 16
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorThe Green Arcade
Emailpatrick [at]
Gayle McLaughlin just ran as a corporate-free candidate for Lt. Governor, and was endorsed by Bernie Sanders. She has now released her new memoir, Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall.

In this inspirational recounting of Gayle's 14 years as a co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, a city council member and two term mayor, we can all learn many valuable lessons about activism, electoral electoral politics, and against all odds, WINNING.

A California Bay area city long ruled by its huge Chevron oil refinery become an award winning “Green & Clean” community. How did they do it? They won City Hall thanks to the power of the people, who organized a progressive alliance on the grassroots level to seize political power and to fight entrenched corporate interests, inspired by the wisdom of the original Americans who first settled in the Bay area.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American proverb

Gayle McLaughlin was at the center of that long-term struggle, organizing meetings, going door-to-door campaigning for City Council and eventually, serving as Mayor of Richmond, California. This is her story. This is Richmond’s story.

"McLaughlin’s story is a case study in working class leadership development, female empowerment, and grass-roots base building," says respected labor organizer and author, Steve Early.

Free admission.
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 1st, 2018 2:16 PM