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EVENT: Laborfest Book Fair, San Francisco (Sat. July 19)

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From Julia Stein, Santa Monica Junior College.

“Next July 19, 2008, I’ll be reading poetry at the San Francisco Labor Book Fair. The poets will read 3:30-5:00. All day fine authors will discuss their books and their will be book tables from diverse presses. The Book Fair is part of San Francisco Labor Festival: 50 events held from July 5 to 31 in San Francisco and the East Bay on labor including films, videos, talks, theater, concerts, panels, walks of historical labor sites.

LABOR BOOKFAIR
1st Annual LaborFest BookFair & Poetry Reading
July 19 (Saturday) 2008
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts – 2868 Mission St.,SF
3:30 PM-5:00 PM

LaborFest Poetry Reading
With Jenifer Rae Vernon, Julia Stein, Alice Rogoff, Matthew Diaz, Benjamin Balthaser, James Tracy, and others

Schedule for Entire Day–

Main Gallery (Book Presentations)
9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Fernando Gapasin on: Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice.
http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/11121.php

11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on: Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico.
http://www.counterpunch.org/dunbar09222007.html

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Lauren Coodley on: Putting Labor into California History
http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/academic/product/0,3110,0131884107,00.html


Theater 12:00 PM-1:30PM
Lincoln Cushing Presentation and Slide Show on: Art/Works – American Labor Graphic.
http://www.docspopuli.org/ArtWorks.html

1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Bryan D. Palmer on: James P. Cannon and the Origins Of the American Revolutionary Left.
http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/83cyh3wc9780252031090.html

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
LaborFest Poetry Reading
With Jenifer Rae Vernon, Julia Stein, Alice Rogoff, Matthew Diaz, Benjamin Balthaser, James Tracy, and others.

Small Gallery
9:30 AM-12:00 Noon
The LaborFest Writers Workshop will conduct writing exercises inspired by the American Life Histories of the WPA Federal Writers’ Project’s Folklore Project. Main themes will be on the industrial and occupational lore of working class people and families. We will explore the customs, cultures, and regional traditions of our diverse backgrounds.

12:30 PM 1:45 PM
Dan Berman on: Death On The Job and the State Of Health And Safety.
http://labornet.org/cgi-bin/ib/cgi-bin/ib.cgi?action=read&id=159

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Suzanne Gordon on: Safety In Numbers, Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care
http://www.suzannegordon.com
Suzanne Gordon; John Buchanan; Tanya Bretherton

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Paul D. Blanc, MD on: How Everyday Products Make People Sick
Toxins at Home and in the Workplace
http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/10650.php

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