Fw: Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival

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Date: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 1:24 PM
Subject: Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival


[Labor for Mumia encourages your participation in this exciting event.
Please note that on Sunday morning (1/14-10AM), reps from Labor for Mumia,
the Prison Activist Resource Center and the Black Radical Congress welcome
your involvement in what we hope will be a dynamic discussion concerning
'Prison Privatization, the Death Penalty & Jailhouse Struggles.']

Friday-Sunday, January 12-14, 2001
Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival
San Francisco Community College
50 Phelan Avenue, Creative Arts Building

A weekend of labor music, theater, and festivity.

For fifteen years now, the Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival has been
celebrating the culture of working people and finding ways to use music and
theater in organizing for better workplace conditions. The Festival
features participatory workshops, performances, panel discussions, an art
exhibit, song and poetry exchanges, and much more.

Registration for the whole weekend is $40; for Saturday only, $25. On
Sunday night, at 7pm, Festival participants will present a benefit concert
for workers in need. Admission to concert, held at City College's Diego
Rivera Theater, is $15 for non-registrants, and $10 for seniors, students
and unemployed. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

WWLHF is kept alive by the financial support and participation of many
unions, their members, and friends. This years Festival is sponsored by
area Labor Councils, SEIU 790, AFT 2121, and ILWU affiliates: Local 10,
Local 34, Local 75, Local 91, & the Inland Boatmen's Union.

Displayed art: original works by Doug Minkler, reproductions of Giacomo
Patri, post-industrial fashion by members of Sign & Display Local 510,
photos of workers by Joe Blum

6PM Registration
7 to 10PM  Opening Song Swap/Arts Exchange.
MC: David Winters;
featured guest: Joe Glazer

9AM  registration (morning munchies, coffee juice, etc. available;
donations please)
10AM to 12   WORKSHOPS
·  Giacomo Patri: Illustrations in Sequence, Mike Munoz
·  Reclaiming the Past: African-Americans Along the American River,
Joe Moore
·  Tribute to Malvina Reynolds, the Freedom Song Network
·  Black freedom Fighters in Steel: Stories for the Anti-Racist
Ruth Needleman, Indiana University NW & Karega Hart, SEIU 790 & Black
Radical Congress
·  Theater and Organizing for Justice, Bill Shields, CCSF Labor
Studies director
12 to 1PM LUNCH  available for at cost ($7 to $10); tickets at
registration table
1 to 2PM  Arts Exchange/Song Swap. MC; Eleanor Walden
·  Documenting the SF State Strikes of 1968: student and faculty,
Lynn Bonfield & Sue Englander,
SF State Labor Archives
·  The Latter Years of WEB DuBois: Misconceptions and Corrections,
Herbert Aptheker
·  Yiddish Labor Songs, Mark Levy and Elliot Kenin
·  Rosie the Riveter Memorial, Susan Schwartzenberg, Donna Graves &
Steve Haller
·  Blues Jam, Ronnie Stewart and members of the Bay Area Blues Society
·  Telling Our Own Story with Video, George Elfie Ballis
·  Labor's Troubadour, Joe Glazer
·  Hammering It Out, Women in the Construction Zone, Vivian Price
·  Art and Revolution Convergence, Robin Stoub, Mark Tully, Susan Appe
·  Selma: Civil Rights Then and Now, Susan Starr, Applied Research Center
·  Visual Comedy, Moshe & the Funny & Unique Derique
5:30PM DINNER is available at cost ($7 to $10); tickets available at
registration table
7 to 10PM Evening Song, Poetry, Theater Exchange. MC:  Francisco Herrera.
Special Guests: Ian Ruskin as Harry Bridges: "From Wharf Rats to Lords of
the Docks", the Solidarity Notes from Vancouver, B.C., Joe Glazer and "Mrs.
'T-Bill' Banks"

9AM informal Song Swap (breakfast munchies, juice, coffee, etc. available;
donations please)
·  Prison Privatization, the Death Penalty & Jailhouse Struggles,
Karega Hart, SEIU 790 &  Black Radical Congress; Randy Christensen, Labor
for Mumia & CWA 9415; & Vanessa Agard-Jones, Prison Activist Resource Center
·  Bringing Joy to Your Work, Dr. Suzanne Flecker
·  Chicano Culture, Jose Cuellar, a.k.a. "Dr. Loco"
·  "The House We Live In," (from Golden Lands, Working Hands), Fred Glass
12 to 1PM LUNCH is available at cost ($7 to $10); tickets available at
registration table
1:15 to 2PM Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, candlelight ceremony,
featuring Jimmy Collier
·  Poetry Workshop, facilitated by Karega Hart
·  Song Swap: Topical Songs and Parodies from the struggle, facilitated by
George Mann & "Julius" Margolin
3:45 to 5PM Concert preparation
7PM BENEFIT CONCERT. MCs Andrea Turner & Betty Pazmino. Featuring:
Dr. Loco with Trio Amorindio, the Funny & Unique Derique, post-industrial
Fashion Show by members of Sign and Display Local 510, folk singer Jimmy
Collier, folk singer Anne Feeney and friends, and presentations by the Bay
Area Labor Chorus and the Seattle Labor Chorus.
Presentation of Labor Arts Award.

Contact: Tom Edminster (650) 355-6381
<tedminster at unity.uesf.org>

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