July 14 (Friday) 7:00 PM $5.00 Donation
Celebrate Bastille Day with French films and Music
Jour où la Terre Trembla (1906 The Earth Trembled)
( 56 min.) France
By Eric Sarner
This is one of the best films made about the San Francisco earthquake by a French director and videographer.
Pleasure For The People (90 min.) France
By Jean-Pierre Thorn
This documentary tells the story through hip-hop and music of the immigrant Morrocan and African youth in France and the racism that they face.
Music by Moh Alileche and friends
At 1078 Howard St. at 6th St.
(Please note that the address on the printed brochure was wrong. This is the correct address.)
July 16 (Sunday) 7:00 PM Free
Solidarity Has No Borders
Film screening of Solidarity Has No Borders - The Journey of the Neptune Jade
By Labor Video Project (26 min.) 2005 email@example.com
With Jack Heyman, one of the organizers of the solidarity action and others.
In 1997, in support of striking Liverpool dock workers, San Francisco longshore workers refused to handle cargo in the Neptune Jade ship. This was an act of solidarity with dockworkers in England who were fighting against privatization and the right to abide by a picket line. This forum will discuss why this action was taken.
Sponsored by SF BALMA
ILWU Local 10, Henry Schmidt Rm
400 North Point St. at Mason, SF
July 22 (Saturday), July 23 (Sunday) 7:00 PM $10.00
Pins And Needles
By Folk This!
The Indelible Voices Project, in conjunction with LaborFest and Opera Non Troppo, presents a concert version of the 1937 hit musical Pins and Needles, commissioned by the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) and written by Harold Rome. Originally envisioned as an amateur musical review, Pins and Needles became the musical sensation of Broadway, playing 1,108 performances, a record that was broken in 1945 by Oklahoma. Gone but not forgotten, this concert performance uses songs and sketches from various sources, including the Harold Rome Papers at Yale University, the Library of Congress, and commercial sources. The score is brilliant, with songs such as Sing Me a Song with Social Significance, Doing the Reactionary, Sitting on Your Status Quo, Nobody Makes a Pass at Me and Mene Mene Tekel. Also performing will be 1937 original cast member and ILGWU retiree Millie Weitz.
Advance tickets recommended, as seating is limited.
For advance tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 378-7235
Or contact LaborFest (415) 642-8066,
e-mail to email@example.com.
July 22 (Saturday) - Community Music Center
544 Capp St. near 22nd St., San Francisco
July 23 (Sunday)- La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck at Prince, Berkeley
(Tickets for 7/23 are all sold out! Tickets for 7/22 still available)
July 28 (Friday) 7:00 PM $5~$10
Concert of The Choruses -
2nd Annual Day Laborer’ Benefit
Join in supporting the struggle for human rights by the San Francisco Day Laborers program. Immigrant workers are under attack, and this benefit with songs performed by Coro Obrero with Francisco Herrera will help their cause. The concert includes the Labor Heritage Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus featuring The Highlander Center, a Living Legacy, a performance piece reflecting spoken and musical voices of working people who participated in education and organizing for labor and civil rights at the Highlander School in Tennessee. The Day Laborers’ Chorus will also perform.
New College of California
766 Valencia St. near 19th, San Francisco
July 30 (Sunday) 7:00 PM at ILWU Local 6 Free
Music, Musicians & the San Francisco Earthquake
Presentation with AFM 6 Musicians Jack Chernos, Earl Watkins, musicologist Jeffrey Weissman on Black minstrel musician Bert Williams as well as other musicians and the original music of the period.
Some info on Bert Williams and Bon Bon Walker
ILWU Local 6 Hall
255 9th St. near Howard, San Francisco