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View events for the week of 11/19/2020
Press Conference-Defend The Bernard Zakheim UCSF Toland Hall Murals On History Of Medicine
Date Thursday November 19
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/AuthorLaborFest
Location Details
UCSF Hospital
505 Parnassus
San Francisco
Thursday 11/19 Press Conference-Defend The Bernard Zakheim UCSF Toland Hall Murals On The History Of Medicine In California

Protect The Murals & Keep Them At UCSF
What: Press Conference During UC Regents Meeting To Call For The Proper Preservation of The UCSF Nathan Zakheim Murals & Their Continued Public Display On The Campus
UC Regents Will Be Meeting By Remote During The Day

Where: UCSF Parnasus Campus UCSF Hospital 505 Parnassus Ave. San Francisco
When: Thursday November 19, 2020 12:00 noon PM

University of California Executives first told the people of San Francisco and California that they did not have the funds to protect the world famous Bernard Zakheim WPA UCSF Toland Hall murals on the history of medicine in California.

Apparently these exeuctives including Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Real Estate/Vice President UCSF Health Brian Newman were unaware of the historic importance of these murals and the portrayal of fomer slave and midwife “Biddy” Mason who was an important figure in the history of Blacks in California.
She was the first recognized Black healthcare worker in California and is recognized in this historic mural by WPA artist Nathan Zakheim.

When students, faculty and supporters of the murals in the public found out about the plan they demanded that UCSF use it massive billion dollar endowment to protect the mural and place it in the newly proposed building.

These same executives then proposed to spend funds to protect the mural and chose a company that has no experience with this type of mural preservation and there is no agreement that they will be preserved and removed without any damage.

They also have refused to guarantee that it will have an important place at UCSF following the new construction project. Instead it may disappear for decades in storage.

The drive by developers who apparently control the agenda of UC is not only an issue at UCSF but at UCB where University executives want to destroy People’s Park and also destroy historic buildings in Berkeley.

Are developer interests being put ahead of protecting priceless art, parks and historic buildings?

At the press conference, speakers will discuss the importance of properly protecting the mural, why University executives would propose the destruction of such a historic WPA art treasure and what supporters of the murals can do to make sure they are protected, preserved and presented for the UCSF students, faculty, staff and the people of California. Nothing less is will be accepted.

Speakers,
Initial Speakers:
Nathan Zakheim, Son Of The UCSF WPA Muralist Artist Nathan Zakheim by remote
Lope Yap Jr. Washington High Allumni Association VP
Harvey Smith, Living New Deal & Author
Lisa Milos, Rank and file member CWA UPTE

Endorsed by
LaborFest.net
Higher Education Action Team HEAT CCSF
UFCLP
United Public Workers For Action UPWA.info

To Participate and Speak Out at UC Regents Meeting
https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/nov20.html
https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/nov20.html
Send Email to UCSF Chancellor Michael V. Drake president [at] ucop.edu
To Reach Regents
regentsoffice [at] ucop.edu
Governor Gavin Newsom
https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/


Additional media:
UCSF should save this California monument to Black history
https://www.sfexaminer.com/.../ucsf-should-save-this.../

Save the UCSF Murals
https://sfrichmondreview.com/.../commentary-save-the.../

How the incredible life of Biddy Mason can inform our dialogue about racial justice today
https://www.youtube.com/watchv=pZhw0pC7dUc&feature=youtu.be
Biddy Mason’s story as a former slave turned businesswoman in 19th century Los Angeles can tell us not only about America’s past but also our present.
Learn more about Cheryl and Dr. Robynn Cox and the Biddy Mason Foundation here: https://biddymason.info/

Learn more about Dr. Kevin Waite and his collaborator’s forthcoming book project on Biddy Mason here: https://biddymasoncollaborative.com/
CA Black History Under Attack By UCSF Execs, Bernard Zakheim’s Murals & Bridget “Biddy” Mason
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ-1jwjDC_s

SF Murals Under Assault: From The Arnautoff GWHS Murals to Zakheim UCSF Toland Hall Murals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF58DB38Sd

Initiated by
LaborFest
http://www.laborfest.net
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 17th, 2020 7:07 PM
§Nathan Zakheim UCSF Toland Hall Murals
by LaborFest
Tuesday Nov 17th, 2020 7:07 PM
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UCSF executives first wanted to destroy these world historic murals. After pressure they said they would save them but would not guarantee that they stay on the campus in a public place
§Zakheim's History Of California Medicine Is Historic Treasure
by LaborFest
Tuesday Nov 17th, 2020 7:07 PM
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Nathan Zakheim while painting the UCSF Toland Hall murals.
These historic murals are the only art on the development of medicine in California. The Executives of UCSF were publicly stated that they would be destroyed. Do these officials belong on the payroll of the University?
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