Laborfest 2010: Yerba Buena Gardens Walk | SF
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Learn how the retired president of the Alaska Salmon Packer’s Union used union tactics to influence urban redevelopment in SoMa (South of Market) – organizing the longshoremen living in SRO (single room occupancy) hotels with neighborhood activists to preserve their housing and communities. Understand the history and development of the area, from the earliest rough neighborhoods called “South of the Slot”, to the proud civic achievement that is today’s Yerba Buena Gardens complex.
Learn to look at this neighborhood with a new eye – even people familiar with the area will discover beautiful gardens and unique sculptures that are “hidden in plain sight”.
SOMA, Yerba Buena Gardens Walk
July 8 (Thursday) 11:00 AM (Free)
Meet in front of St. Patrick’s Church –Mission Between 3rd & 4th
By Val Flood (City Guide)
Tags: Free, History, laborfest, Political Activism
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