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2013 LaborFest Book Fair, Poetry & Film Night | Mission Dist.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts | 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

San Francisco 2021 LaborFest (July 1-31)

LaborFest is an annual festival celebrating the history and culture of working people through film, art, lectures, tours, and exhibits all over the Bay Area from July 1-31, 2021

LaborFest opens its 28th annual festival with a month of timely events inspired by local and international labor activists and labor history. The program schedule includes both international and local films and videos, a labor history walk and bike tour, lectures, forums, readings, theatrical and musical performances. Most events are free of charge but donations by the public will be accepted.

LaborFest is the premier labor cultural arts and film festival in the United States.  LaborFest recognizes the role of working people in the building of America and making it work even in this time of COVID-19.  The festival is self-funded with contributions from unions and other organizations that support and celebrate the contributions of working people.

LaborFest 2021
July 1-31, 2021

In Person Events Schedule

7/1 Thursday 7:00pm: Theatre play: “Hold These Truths”
Location: San Francisco Playhouse
Tickets $15-$100

7/3 Saturday 12pm: Labor History Bike Tour by Chris Carlsson
Meet at 518 Valencia, near 16th Street, in San Francisco, at 12noon
Donation requested

7/4 Sunday 10:00am: San Bruno Mountain Walk with David Schooley
Meet at 10:00 AM at the San Bruno Mountain Watch office (44 Visitacion Avenue, Suite 206, in Brisbane)

7/5 Monday 12:00pm: 1934 SF General Strike Walk and presentation with Gifford Hartman
Meet at the south column at Harry Bridges Plaza (across from the Ferry Building) in San Francisco

7/10 Saturday 2:00pm: Book reading: Mobilizing in OUR OWN NAME with Clarence Thomas
Location: ILWU 10 hall – 400 N. Point St., SF Henry Schmidt room

7/17 Saturday 10:00am: WPA Harvey Smith Berkeley Walk
Meet at the Main Berkeley Post Office – corner of Milvia & Alston

7/18 Sunday 7:00pm: Revolutionary Poets: Building Socialism, Fighting Fascism
Location: Specs Bar, 12 William Saroyan Place, San Francisco, CA

7/23 Friday 4:00pm: Concert “BlackRock, Stop Union Busting”
Location: 400 Howard St. at 1st Street

7/24 Saturday 12pm: Tom Mooney and Preparatory Day Bombing Walk
Meet at One Market Street in San Francisco

7/25 Sunday 10:00am: Labor Politics and Architecture of San Francisco – Walk with Brad Wiedmaier
Meet at ILWU Sculpture at Mission & Steuart in San Francisco

7/30 Friday 6:00pm: Eleventh Annual San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Awards Dinner
Location: San Jalisco Restaurant, 901 South Van Ness Avenue at 20th Street in San Francisco
$35 per ticket in advance or a group rate of $250 for eight tickets in advance

7/31 Saturday 12:00pm: Oakland General Strike Walk with Gifford Hartman
Meet at the fountain in Latham Square, at the intersection where Telegraph and Broadway converge, across from the Rotunda Building (Oakland City Center/12th St. BART)

7/31 Saturday 6pm: Labor Maritime History Boat Tour
3-hour boat tour of the Bay from Pier 41

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:

10-11:30 am:

  • 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.

2-3:30 pm:

  • 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)

4-5:30 pm:

  • 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.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, Literature, San Francisco
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