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LaborFest 2019: Treasure Island | SF
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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 1-30, 2020.
This year’s theme is Labor: Resist, Revolt, Building A New Future.
LaborFest 2020 takes place in a new world. LaborFest will cover the fight for health and safety on the job and the defense of front-line workers and whistle-blowers who speak out for their health and safety rights.
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Because of the limitations on social gatherings, most events will be held virtually through Zoom and other applications; however a few select events will be held in person. The schedule will be subject to change, so please check the website prior to each event. For those events scheduled to use Zoom, you can participate in the discussion by registration. If you wish to participate in discussions, please sign-up when the information is uploaded to the website.
From the first scoops of Bay mud to the final coat of paint applied to the buildings of the Golden Gate International Exposition, organized labor was there. In honor of San Francisco’s LaborFest, author Harvey Smith will discuss the contributions of organized labor to the creation of Treasure Island and the construction of the courts and palaces of the exposition, where Labor Day was honored in both 1939 and 1940 with special ceremonies.
Speaker: Harvey Smith, Project Advisor with the Living New Deal and author of Berkeley and the New Deal (Arcadia Publishing, 2014).
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.
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