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LaborFest2017: The Destruction of CCSF | Bernal Public Library

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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Bernal Heights Branch Library | 500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA



2017 LaborFest | July 1-31

LaborFest is an annual festival celebrating the history and culture of working people through film, art, lectures, and exhibits all over the Bay Area from July 1-31, 2017.

> LaborFest 2017 Schedule

The festival commemorates the 83rd anniversary of 1934’s “Bloody Thursday” when two workers were shot and killed in San Francisco for supporting the longshoremen and maritime workers strike. The incident brought about the San Francisco General Strike.

This year also marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 sit-down strikes. LaborFest will be commemorating this with films about these struggles and the recent struggles of workers in Madison, Wisconsin against Scott Walker.

Monday, July 17, 2017
2017 LaborFest | July 1-31

Public education has been under attack for many years. The forms of attack include inadequate funding, privatization, corporatization, and hostility towards teacher and staff unions. Many students and public school employees have been harmed

One college that has been relentlessly assaulted is City College of San Francisco (CCSF). It is a very popular public institution as reflected in the fact that over 80% of voters approved a parcel tax to help fund CCSF in the November 2016 election.

In 2008, more than 100,000 students were enrolled in classes at CCSF. Today, its enrollment is less than 60,000 and the number of its scheduled classes has been significantly reduced. Why has there been an assault on this working class public institution? Who is behind it? What can be done to restore CCSF? This panel will discuss and provide answers to these questions with help from the audience.


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