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Laborfest: Loretta Starvus Stack, Communist Organizer
Date Sunday July 21
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Location Details
Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, Glen Park BART Station
Loretta Starvus Stack, Communist Organizer, Community Gardener, and Her Fight for Rights of Free Speech

With Evelyn Rose, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project
Tucked away in a scenic cul-de-sac on the crest of Glen Canyon Park Recreation Area sits one of the most charming community gardens in San Francisco. In this LaborFest presentation, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project ( Director Evelyn Rose will share the significant life history of Diamond Heights resident and Communist organizer Loretta Starvus Stack, founder of Crags Court Community Gardens and wife of local icon and Marine, Fireman, Oiler and Watertenders Union member Walter Stack. At the height of the Cold War and McCarthyism, Ms. Stack played a key role in the clarification of the intent of the Alien Registration Act – also known as the Smith Act of 1940 – that originally denied First Amendment rights to those choosing to discuss the overthrow of the Federal government.

Sponsored by Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project

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