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View events for the week of 7/13/2020
LaborFest 2020: New Deal Art - Anita Brenner & Cultural Bridge-Builders
Date Monday July 13
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorHarvey Smith
Location Details
This is a free Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
Despite the recent court decisions, the political battle over immigration has been reduced by some to a political dog whistle. Historically, the story of New Deal art, its initial advocates and its artists, informs us with a deeper understanding of immigration, labor struggles and progressive values.

Journalist Anita Brenner’s life, in particular, flies in the face of the current media hype about Mexico. Born in Mexico, and schooled in the U.S. and Mexico, her working adult life was split between north and south of the border. She was intrinsically both Mexican and “American” and strove to bridge the political and cultural gap between those on each side of the Rio Grande.

She influenced George Biddle, who in turn influenced Franklin D. Roosevelt to develop a New Deal program for artists. Brenner’s interests included organized labor and the anti-fascist struggle in Spain. In her art criticism Brenner championed Mexican artists and New Deal art programs.

For more information about the event call 510-684-0414 or visit this website: http://www.newdeallegacy.org

This is a free Zoom based event and is accessible only online.

Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.
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Added to the calendar on Friday Jul 3rd, 2020 9:33 PM
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