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LaborFest 5th Annual BookFair/Poetry Reading

22 JULY 2012 — sunday

LaborFest presents its 5th Annual BookFair and Poetry Reading; 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Sharat G. Lin, Undocumented Labor Migration: The Trail of Globalization, poet Alice Elizabeth Rogoff, Barge Wood, poet Howard Pflanzer, DEAD BIRDS or AVIAN BLUES, journalist Greg Muttitt, Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq, and Professor Estelle Freedman, My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, & Labor History; 12:00-1:30: Ruth Gottstein, The Lessons of The 1930s and Coit Tower, Gregg Shotwell, Autoworkers Under the Gun, a panel on the Bread and Roses strike and the Triangle Fire with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and other poets, singers, and writers, moderated by poet and writer Julia Stein, and a discussion of discrimination against Asian Americans in Academia with writer Merle Woo and artist Judy Hiramoto; 2:00-3:30: a reading of the poetry of the late Carol Tarlen, Every Dad is an Act of Resistance: Selected Poems of Carol Tarlen, with Aggie Falk, Jack Hirschman, David Joseph, Sarah Menefree, and Julia Stein, Professor Peter Dreier, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, and a discussion of art in the labor movement with Lincoln Cushing, Doug Minkler and Melanie Cervantes; 4:00-5:30: Joseph McCartin, Collision Course, The Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike That Changed America, the book launch of John Curl's For All The People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, & Communalism in America, and Steve Early, Wisconson Uprising: Labor Fights Back; 6:00-7:30: Sean Burns, Archie Green, The Making of a Working Class Hero, a panel discussion "Transporation Workers Under Attack" with Professor Joseph A. McCartin and transporation workers from northern California; and Poetry in the Sturggle, and a poetry reading with Nina Serrano, Neeli Cherkovski, Maria Machetes, Sylvia Parra, q.r. hand jr., Miguel Robles and Alfonso Texidor, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, free, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 (415/642-8066, www.laborfest.net)




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