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2014 LaborFest Song & Poetry Swap | SF

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
577 Capp | 577 Capp St, San Francisco, CA


2019 LaborFest | July 2-31

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 2-31, 2019.

This year’s theme, Labor on the edge: Dystopia or a future for workers.

LaborFest this year celebrates the 85th anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike. The 1934 General Strike transformed San Francisco and the Bay Area into a strong union center in the United States. It also allowed hundreds of thousands of workers to join unions because of the collective power of the working people.

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Today, for the first time in decades, some union leaders, including the CWA AFA president Sarah Nelson, are calling for another general strike against the attacks on Federal workers and the entire working class.

This has also become the year of the teacher. Working people are on the move. For the first time in US history, hundreds of thousands of teachers, including in Oakland and Los Angeles, have been in the streets fighting for their rights and their students for a decent public education.

Working people are also organizing in San Francisco, including Anchor Steam workers, healthcare workers, and the VCA veterinarian workers. The need for unions is greater than ever, and despite efforts to stop workers from organizing, workers continue to join unions.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Song & Poetry Swap | 2019 LaborFest | July 2-31

The Freedom Song Network hosts an informal song and poetry swap.

Bring some songs or short poems to share. The Freedom Song Network was founded in 1982 to help keep alive the traditions of labor and political song.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: Fairs & Festivals, Literature, Live Music, San Francisco
Venue: 577 Capp
Address: 577 Capp St, San Francisco, CA

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