Shaping SF Lecture: Alcatraz Occupation | Mission Dist.
Eric Quezada Center | 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Shaping San Francisco | City History Lectures
50 years ago this fall, on November 20, a group of people that came to be known as Indians of All Tribes began a 18-month occupation of Alcatraz Island. This act of self-determination emerged from conditions faced on reservations and in urban centers, from the activism of the Third World Strike at San Francisco State, and resulted in major changes taking place across the continent. From a new consciousness of sovereignty to at least ten major policy and law shifts, Mary Jean Robertson, host of the radio show Voices of the Native Nations, discusses the far reaching impact of claiming “the Rock”.
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