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Victor Arnautoff's "Life & Era of George Washington's New Deal Murals"
by Labor Video Project
Tuesday Feb 25th, 2020 8:36 AM
On Washington's Birthday a panel was held in San Francisco on the Victor Arnautoff murals and the New Deal. Speakers discussed the role of art in education and the failure of public education officials to provide signage and other information about the world historic Arnautoff murals at George Washington High in San Francisco.
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A San Francisco forum sponsored by the Geoge Washington High School Alumni Association was held on Victor Arnautoff's "Life & Era of George Washington's New Deal murals".

The meeting was organized to educate people about the murals and oppose their being covered up which the school board voted to spend over $800,000 on.

The meeting was held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on 2/23/20 George Washington’s birthday

Speakers included
Susan Cervantes - Artist - Founder Precita Eyes Muralists Association
Dr. Robert Cherny - Victor Arnautoff Biographer - Retired Professor SF
State University
John Learned - President American Indian Center Of The Great Plains -
Works With The Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Braves
Barth Chief Eagle Robinson - Rosebud Sioux Tribe - Indigenous Social
Economic Development Projects - Works with Washington Redskins and
Kansas Chiefs
Enrique Chagoya - Artist - Art Department Head Stanford University
Dewey Crumpler - Artist - Art Professor SF Art Institute - GWHS Response
Muralist
Matt Gonzalez - Artist - SF Public Defender - Former President SF Board
of Supervisors
Dr. Gray Brechin - New Deal Expert - UC Berkeley
Robert Flynn Johnson- Retired Curator SF Fine Arts Museum
Opening Remarks by Lope Yap, Jr. GWHS Alumni Association Vice President and the Moderators were John Rothmann GWHS Alumuni Ass. President
Pat Thurston KGO-810 Broadcast

Additional media:
Native American Leaders Come To San FranciscoTo Defend GWHS Victor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/5YwnI7XMCkM

Don't DestroyThe Murals! Educate the children about the history! SMART 1741 Pres Chappill SF School Bus Drivers
https://youtu.be/vk1LXecO910

Alice Walker "They should leave the mural and explain the mural to the children" The Destruction Of The George Washington High Victor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/XPFPTB_XZ6U

SF Washington High Graduate Danny Glover On Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/f08n-7GnuzQ

SFUSD Board & Superintendent Matthews Cutting $300,000 From MLK Middle School While Spending $850,000 To Censor GWHS Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/Y5_NooOFegk

Censorship, Not Destruction? SFUSD Votes To Censor Arnautoff Murals
https://youtu.be/_UmLd091oFU

Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§Victor. Arnautoff Library Murals
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Feb 25th, 2020 8:36 AM
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Victor Arnautoff also painted murals in the George Washington High library. These would also be covered over by the SFUSD Board of Education vote to spend over $800,000 to cover-over all the murals. They also say there is a $23 million dollar deficit and they have to lay off hundreds of teachers.
§Dr. Robert Cherny Explained The Significance of The Murals
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Feb 25th, 2020 8:36 AM
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Dr. Robert Cherney, historian of the biography of Victor Arnautoff explained the meaning behind Arnautoff's murals.
§John Learned, president of the American Center of the Great Plains
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Feb 25th, 2020 8:36 AM
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John Learned, president of the American Indian Center of the Great Plains, speaking on a panel about the Life of Washington murals at San Francisco’s George Washington High School
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