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"Paint It Down" Rightists Disrupt Victor Arnautoff Mural Meeting In San Francisco
by Labor Video Project
Wednesday Jul 10th, 2019 11:56 PM
At a forum on the Victor Arnautoff murals on July 9, 2019 a group of supporter who want to destroy the murals or "Paint It Down" disrupted the meeting and interrupted Labor Historian and author Rober Cherney.
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"Paint It Down" Rightists Disrupt Victor Arnautoff Mural Meeting In San Francisco

Supporters of destroying the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washignton High disrupted a presentation being made by labor historian and author Robert Cherney at ILWU Local 34 in San Francisco. The meeting was part of LaborFest which commemorates the San Francisco 1934 general strike.

The demand to “Paint It Down” was endorsed by the unanimous decision of the San Francisco Unified School Board and support by the Superintendent Matthews who set up a “Reflection & Action Group”. This hand picked committee was packed by people who wanted to destroy the mural and accused people who wanted to preserve it of being “white supremacists”.
For more media:

Arnautoff Presentations: Beyond The Controversy: The GWHS & The Removal of Public Art
https://youtu.be/owFTM1G-TyU

Destroying Arnautoff Murals As Payment For "Reparations"? SFUSD Bd Votes To Paint Over Historic Murals
https://youtu.be/fPpm8FUPC2c

SF Debates Removal Of Victor Arnautoff Murals At GWH
https://youtu.be/rG6x4JS76j0

"Erasing History" SF Washington High & The Victor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/sxHijlewzoQ

Victor Arnautoff: San Francisco's Master Muralist of the 1930's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5aYXYqcDNg&t=7s

When conservatives went to war over SF post office murals
https://www.sfchronicle.com/chronicle_vault/article/When-conservatives-went-to-war-over-SF-post-13912445.php

These High School Murals Depict an Ugly History. Should They Go?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/arts/design/george-washington-murals-ugly-history-debated.html

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate
https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/04/30/murals-at-washington-high-school-stoke-debate-board-to-decide-their-fate/

Murals at Washington High School Stoke Debate: Board to Decide Their Fate
https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/04/30/murals-at-washington-high-school-stoke-debate-board-to-decide-their-fate/

For more information:
http://www.laborfest.net
http://www.newdeallegacy.org
Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§One Of The Meeting Disrupters Accused People Of Genocide At Meeting
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jul 10th, 2019 11:56 PM
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One of the meeting disrupters who claimed she is a licensed psycologist accused partipants of the meeting of being guilty of "genocide"
§Robert Cherney's Book On Victor Arnautoff & The Politics Of Art
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jul 10th, 2019 11:56 PM
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Labor historian and author spoke at the forum on Beyond The Controversy: GWHS & The Removal of Public Art."
§Participants At Forum on On GWHS & Removal Of Public Art
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jul 10th, 2019 11:56 PM
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Over 170 people attended the meeting on the Victor Arnautoff murals and the threats to destroy them.
§Victor Arnautoff Self Portrait
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jul 10th, 2019 11:56 PM
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Russian born Victor Arnautoff's murals at George Washinton High School have become the center of a national and international debate on the preservation of the murals. This is over 80 years of the installation of these murals.

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