2013 LaborFest Book Fair, Poetry & Film Night | Mission Dist.
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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts | 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Book Fair | San Francisco 2021 LaborFest (July 1-31)
The 2013 LaborFest Book Fair will take place from 10 am to 9 pm on July 28, 2013.
2013 Book Fair Schedule:
- A Desire Path by Jan Shapin (3rd floor Room A)
- Lettuce Wars, Ten Years of Work and Struggle by Bruce Neuburger (3rd floor Room B)
- Guest Workers or Colonized Labor? by Gilbert Gonzalez (First floor theater)
Noon to 1:30 pm:
- Wind Over Water edited by Keiko Yamanaka (3rd floor Room A)
- The Wobblies in San Pedro by Art Almeida (3rd floor Room B)
- Panel on Immigration Reform: “Guest” & Temporary Workers and the Labor Movement (First floor theater): The scapegoating and exploitation of immigrant workers in the United States has a long history. This panel will look at the history of immigration from Latin America to the United States and the role of the Bracero Program, “guest worker” programs, and the new “immigration reform” that is being discussed and debated by working people and the US Congress. It will also look at the role of US unions in this debate.Panelists: Gilbert Gonzalez, UCI professor; Don Mitchell, Syracuse University professor; Al Rojas, LCLAA, labor organizer; Manny Ness, CUNY professor; and Norm Mattloff, UCD professor, Computer Science.
- Passing Through to the Territory by Bob Wells (3rd floor Room A)
- Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism by Immanuel Ness (3rd floor Room B)
- Globalization, Digital Films, and New Directions in Documentary by Tom Zaniello (First floor theater)
- Virgin Soul by Judy Juanita (3rd floor Room A)
- They Saved the Crops – Labor, Landscape, and the Struggle over industrial farming in Bracero-era California by Don Michell (3rd floor Room B)
- Healthcare, Wellness Programs and Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Labor (First floor theater)
5:30-7 pm: Screening of Maestra (33 min) by Katherine Murphy
With Cuban Educator Dr. Norma Guillard, Film Director Katherine Murphy, and Panel of Adult Educators
Maestra pays homage to thousands of young Cuban women in the 1960s that were mobilized against illiteracy on the island. A total of 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. While Cuba, after the revolution, was able to have a massive adult education program that educated millions of Cuban adults, today in California, the government is shutting down education for millions of immigrant workers and their families.
After the film, a panel with Cuban educator Dr. Norma Guillard, film Director Katherine Murphy, along with California adult education teachers will discuss the film and the battle today to defend adult education programs in California.
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