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FEATURED EVENT: Laborfest 2008: Film Festival, Music, Talks, Tours Around the Bay Area (July 5 to 31)

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Below, I have given a brief listing of the events. For full descriptions, visit the Laborfest site and the external sites for each event.–ed.

July 5 (Saturday) 2:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Sacco and Vanzetti (82 min) 2006
By Peter Miller
http://www.willowpondfilms.com/sacco_and_vanzetti.html

Eugene Debs & The American Movement
(43 min) 1977
By Cambridge Documentary Films
http://www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org/debs.html#

July 5 (Saturday) 7:00, 9.00 PM ($8.00) – Victoria Theatre – 2961 16th Street, at Mission, San Francisco
LaborFest ’08 Opening Night
International Working Class Film & Video Festival

July 5 (Saturday) 12:00 Noon ($15 to $50 sliding scale donation to CounterPULSE). Bring a bag lunchMeet at 1310 Mission St. at 9th, SF
Labor Bike Tour with Chris Carlson of San Francisco’s labor history.
For more info: call Chris Carlsson (415) 608 9035 carlsson.chris@gmail.com

July 6 (Sunday) 10:00 AM (Free) – Meet at the corner of 330 Ellis St., at Glide Memorial Church, SF
SF Anti-War History Walk
By Historian David Giesen
For more information: telekosmos@yahoo.com, 415-948-4265

July 6 (Sunday) 11:00 AM (Free) – Meet at Coit Tower entrance
Coit Tower Walk & WPA Murals Presentation
By Mark R. Johnson
http://www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/atwork.htm
http://gosanfrancisco.about.com/od/touristattractions/ig/SF-s-Coit-Tower/Coit-Tower—Full-Shot.htm

July 6 (Sunday) 2:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Un Poquito De Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth) (93 min) 2007 By Jill Friedberg.
http://www.corrugate.org

July 6 Dear Mandela (6 min) 2007
By Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza
http://sleepinggiantfilms.wordpress.com

July 6 The Deported (22 min) 2007 By Musgtaque Ahmed (Mahbub), Korean Migrant Media
http://www.mfasia.org/mfaStatements/Statement15-KCTUActionAlert.html
migrantact@gmail.com

July 6 (Sunday) 3:00 PM (Donation) – ILWU Local 6 Hall 255-9th St. near Howard, SF
Postal Workers Video & Forum – Managers Going Postal: Letter Carriers Speak Out!
Video Postal Management Going Postal (20 min) wil be shown.

July 7 (Monday) 5:30 PM (Free) – SEIU 1021 HALL 350 Rhode Island Suite 100, SF
Opening Reception for Labor Art Show
http://www.arthazelwood.com/

July 7 (Monday) 7:00 PM (Free) – Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., SF
The Search For A Civic Voice, California Latino Politicds
Book reading by Kenneth Burt
http://www.kennethburt.com/index.html

July 8 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM (Free) -Labor Archives & Research Center, SFSU 480 Winston Dr., SF
The Federal Theater Project & It’s Work
Presentation by Joel Schechter
http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~jschech/

July 9 (Wednesday) 7:00 PM (Free) -Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St. at 20th St., SF
Outside The Box: Corporate Media, Globalization, & The UPS Strike
Presentation by Deepa Kumar
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~dkumar/book.htm

July 10 (Thursday) 5:00, 8:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
The International / Beynelmilel (106 min) 2006 West coast Premier
By Muharrem Gulmez & Sirri Sureyya Onder (Turkey)

4857 (The Life in Tuzla Shipyards) (30 min) 2008 US Premier
By Petra Holzer, Selçuk Erzurumlu, Ethem Özgüven Kurgu (Turkey)
http://4857-documentary.blogspot.com/
petramh@gmail.com

July 10 (Thursday) 6:30 PM (Donation) -Ironworkers Hall, South Bay Labor Council -2102 Almaden Road, Room 110, San Jose
Overworked and Underpaid in the Silicon Valley
Forum & Presentation: learn about how the South Bay labor

July 11 (Friday) 7:00 PM (Donation) -Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
The International / Beynelmilel (106 min) 2006
By Muharrem Gulmez & Sirri Sureyya Onder (Turkey)
Please check the detail on July 10.

July 11, 12 7:30 PM, July 11, 12 2:00, 7:30 PM (Donation for St. Boniface in community service & help for the homeless.) St. Boniface Theater -175 Golden Gate Ave., SF
I Remember Mama (A Play)

July 12 (Saturday) 10:00 AM (Free) Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza – Front of Ferry Building, SF
San Francisco General Strike Walk
With labor historian Louis Prisco

July 12 (Saturday) 12:00 Noon (Free) SF Main Library – Koret Auditoriium – 100 Larkin St., at Grove
New Deal Films and Presentations
With Harvey Smith, Gray Brechin and others.
For information call (510) 649-7395

July 12 (Saturday) 12:00 – 1:00, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Free – however, you need to pay to go into the pier) Hyde Street Pier – Hyde and Jefferson St., SF
Living History: SF Waterfront Strike 1901

July 12 (Saturday) 2:00 PM (Free) Phoenix Theatre Annex – 414 Mason St., 4th Floor, at Geary St., SF
Appalachian Redneck (A Play) World Premier
Play by Edward Hernandez

July 12 (Saturday) 7:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 6 Hall -255 9th St., near Howard, SF8
1968 – 2008 The Global Lessons From ’68
With Mehmet Bayron, David Ewing, Dahrm Paul, Anatol Anton & others

July 12 (Saturday) 8:00 PM (Free) -885 Clayton St., at Carl St., SF
Song and Poetry Swap

July 13 (Sunday) 10:00 AM (Free) Chinese Historical Society -965 Clay St., SF
Chinatown Labor Walk
Presentation by Charlie Chin

July 13 (Sunday) 1:00 PM (Free) Meet at North East corner of Shattuck & Haste, Berkeley
Berkeley Walk with Richard Schwartz

July 13 (Sunday) 1:30 PM (Free) Meet at Post & Steiner , in front of the mural (Evolution of the Blues), SF
The Black Community & The Western Addition – A Walking History
With local historian Al Williams and Bobbie Webb

July 13 (Sunday) 2:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
To Die In Madrid (58 min) 1963 By Frederic Rossif

Into The Fire – American Women In The Spanish Civil War
(58 min) 2002 By Julia Newman (She will be attending)

July 13 (Sunday) 5:00 PM (Free) City Lights Bookstore 261 Columbus at Broadway, SF
LaborFest Writers Workshop and Waterfront Writers
Also a writer of the waterfront M.C. Warrior will read.

July 13 (Sunday) 7:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win (96 min) 1968 By Jean-Pierre Thorn

July 14 (Monday) 6:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
In The Year Of The Pig (103 min) 1968 By Emile de Antonio

Blow For Blow / Coup Pour Coup (90 min) 1972 By Marin Karmitz

July 14 (Monday) 7:00 PM (Free) Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., SF
Centennial of The Great White Fleet
A reading with writer and labor archivist Lincoln Cushing and others.

July 15 (Tuesday) 10:00 AM (Free) SF Main Library Meet on 6th floor near the New Deal Exhibit
The New Deal Exhibition

July 15 (Tuesday) 5:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
US Premier
Not Just A Matter of Saving Our Skins / Utoia and IG Metal (81 min) 2007 (Germany)
By Holger Wegemann

July 15 (Tuesday) 6:30 PM (Free) Red Hill Bookstore 401 Cortland Ave., SF
The Social and Political History of Bernal Heights
Presentation by Molly Martin & Terry Milne

July 15 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM (Free) West Portal Public Library 190 Lenox Way, SF
The New Deal In The Sunset District
Presentation by Gray Brechin

July 15 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
9/11 Dust and Deceit at The World Trade Center (59 min) 2007
By Penny Little (She will be attendin)

The Toxic Clouds of 9/11: A Looming Health Disaster (66 min) 2006
By allison Johnson

Trade unionist John Sferazo from Iron Workers Local 361 and IUOE Local 138 will attend and discuss his efforts to defend the first responders.

July 16 (Wednesday) 7:00 PM (Free) Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St., at 20th St.
Red State Rebels

July 16 (Wednesday) 5:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Water Front (53 min) 2007
By Liz Miller

July 16 (Wednesday) 7:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Lock Out (56 min) 2007 (Australia)
By Jason Van Genderen

The Archive Project – The Realist Film Unit in Australia (98 min) 2006 (Australia)
By John Hughes

July 17 (Thursday) 5:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
SF Mess (42 min) 2008
By Greg Rodgers

Our Families, Our Community, Our Union (12 min) 2007
By Jano Oscherwitz

Justice Can’t Be Temporary (8 min) 2007
By Jano Oscherwitz & Octavio Velarde, SEIU 1021 Organizer

July 17 (Thursday) 7:00 PM ($7.00) -Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., SF
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
The Ghosts Of Duffy’s Cut (52 min) 2006 Ireland West Coast Premier
Producer: Dave Farrell, Directors: Stephen Rooke & Ruan Magan

The Equal Pay Story:Scenes From A Turbulent History
(29 min) 2008 U.K. US Premier
Directed by Jenny Morgan, Produced by Jo Morris

Labor Music Videos Shorts By Chris Cambell, member Boilermakers Local 146 Canada
Shut Down Blues Canada (2007) 5 minutes, Gotta Be Safe Canada (2007) 4 minutes, There’s A Wild One Going On Canada (2007) 4:42 minutes With singer Renee Gibbon and Writer Daniel Cassidy

July 18 (Friday) 7:00 PM (Donation) –Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Eugene Debs & The American Movement (43 min) 1977
By Cambridge Documentary Films

San Francisco State On Strike (20 min) 1968
This film shows the struggle of the students and teachers in the 6 months long strike at San Francisco State University.

July 18 (Friday) 7:00 PM ($5.00/Donation)
SF Community Music Center 544 Capp St., SF
Concert of The Choruses & Show Me Where It Hurts

July 19 (Saturday) 9:30 – 5 :00 PM (Free) Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2868 Mission St., near 25th St., SF
Labor BookFair

July 19 (Saturday) 9:30 AM (Free) Meet at Berkeley High School Main Entrance on Milvia in Berkeley
The East Bay Schools, The New Deal & The Education Crisis Today (Presentation & Walk)
With Harvey Smith, Fred Glass, Oakland Education Association (OEA) and Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT) representatives.

July 19 (Saturday) 7:00 PM (Free) Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., SF
Black Workers, Hanging Nooses & The State of The Labor Movement
Panel discussion with Leo Robinson, Carl Bryant, Fernando Gapasin, Jack Heyman and others

July 19 (Saturday) 7:00 PM (Free) Harrington’s Bar & Grille 245 Front Street, Downtown San Francisco
Danny Cassidy Benefit Fund

.July 20 (Sunday) 10:00 AM (Free)
The Redstone Building 16th Street at Capp, SF
The Redstone Walk – Labor, Art & The Politics of The Mission Dist.
By Louis Prisco

July 20 (Sunday) 5:00 PM ($35.00) Terminal E South side of the ferry building, SF (End of the Market Street)
Boat Tour – Building Bridges and Labor Maritime History

July 21 (Monday) 7:00 PM (Free) Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., SF
1968 The Emergence of The Women’s Liberation Movement & Its Relationship to Working Women
With Chude Pam Allen and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

July 21 (Monday) 7:30 PM ($5.00 donation to actors) Fellowship of Humanity Hall 370 27th St., Oakland
Compared To What? (A play reading)
By Judith Offer
For further information, call Anniversary Productions at (510) 444-8521.

July 22 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 6 Hall 255 9th St. near Howard, SF
Will Call Center Servicing Solve Labor’s ‘Customer Satisfaction’ Problems?
A presentation by labor journalist Steve Early and others.

July 23 (Wednesday) 7:00 PM (Free) Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St. at 20th St., SF
Workin’ Man Blues, Country Music In California
Book reading by Gerald Halsom

July 24 (Thursday) 7:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt room 400 North Point at Mason, SF
The Lessons of May Day ’08
With video screening of May Day 2008 action
No Peace, No Work, ILWU Shuts Down West Coast Ports To Protest War
(20 min) 2008 by Labor Video Project

July 25 (Friday) 7:00 PM (Donation) -Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Un Poquito De Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth) (93 min) 2007
By Jill Friedberg

July 25 (Friday) 7:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 6 Hall 255 9th St. near Howard, SF
The Film Movement of ’68 & Independent Media Today
Panel with Connie Field and Peter Gessner

July 26 (Saturday) 10:00 AM (Free) Latham Square Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk
With Karin Hart of the Labor Studies Program at Laney College and Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society.

July 26 (Saturday) 12:00 Noon to 2:30 PM (Free) Yerba Buena Center 701 Mission Street at 3rd St., SF Syndicate
A walking tour of sidewalk art installations which nod to the history of labor unions at performing arts venues in San Francisco. This tour will be led by Jessica Tully, Kim Munson and historians from the Labor Archives and Research Center.

July 26 (Saturday) 2:00 PM (Free) Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Workers’ Power In The Present

July 26 (Saturday) 2:00 PM (Free) UCSF (Detailed location will be posted shortly)
From New Orleans & Katrina to Public Health Hospitals in The Bay Area (The Struggle to Defend Public Healthcare & Our Hospitals)
Presenting will be: Brad Ott, Chair Of The Committee To Reopen Charity Hospital Mary Ann Ring, UCSF CUE Local 6, Dr. Jill Atoine UCSF, Dr. Michael Freece St. Lukes Hospital Pediatrics

July 26 (Saturday) 7:00 PM ($5.00/Donation) SEIU 1021 HALL 350 Rhode Island, SF (Enter on Kansas between 16th & 17th)
Music From The WPA
Music From The WPA with The San Francisco Bay Area Labor Heritage Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus, Jack Chernos, Carol Denney and others.

July 27 (Sunday) 10:00 AM ($15.00) Civic Center Between Asian Art Museum & Main Library, SF
WPA Bus Tour
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith

July 27 (Sunday) 2:00 PM (Donation) San Jose State University – Martin Luther King Library Room 255
From The South Bay To New Orleans & The Spirit of 1929 with Videos, Music & Food
With screening of Streetcar Stories about the transit strike in New Orleans in 1929.
By Michael Mizell-Nelson, speakers on Gulf Coast Reconstruction and The Fight to Reopen Charity Hospital with Brad Ott.

July 27 (Sunday) 4:00 – 6:00 PM ($5.00/Donation) 522 Valencia St., at 16th st., SF
SF Living Wage Coalition – Dinner, Raffle & Film

July 27 (Sunday) 7:00 PM (Donation) La Pena Cultural Center – 3105 Shattuck at Prince, Berkeley
Folk This! And Friends

July 28 (Monday) 6:00 PM (Free) Plumbers Hall – 1621 Market St. at Franklin, SF
San Francisco Labor Council Film Screening
Labor & Work In The History of San Francisco
Film showing by Rick Prelinger of Prelinger Library

July 29 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 6 Hall – 255 9th St. near Howard, SF
SF State Strike & It’s Relevance Today
Screening of San Francisco State On Strike 1968 20 min.,

July 29 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM (Free) Modern Times Bookstore – 888 Valencia St. at 20th, SF (Please note that the date has been changed)
Wobblies On The Waterfront: Interracial Unionism In Progressive Era Philadelphia
Book reading by Peter Cole

July 31 (Thursday) 7:00 PM (Donation) Nap’s 3152 Mission St. at Precita, SF
Closing Party

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