Forum / Reading



  • July 26 @ 7:00 pm
    at Green Arcade Bookstore

    What California Labor History Tells Us About Building the Resistance to Trump

    Free | by Fred B. Glass | At a moment when American democracy is threatened as never before, progressives need models for building an effective resistance. In California, many examples of strategy and tactics live in the hidden history of working people and their struggles for social justice.




  • July 27 @ 7:00 pm
    at Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library

    All Of Us Or None

    Free | An Evening of Poetry in Resistance to The Trumpoline Regime and The Corporate Horse It Rode In On!!




  • July 27 @ 7:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    California in the Progressive Era

    Free | with history lecturer John Holmes, SFSU Professor Bill Issel and moderated by SFSU Professor Bob Cherney | One of the most tumultuous periods in San Francisco labor and working class history was the formation of the Union Labor Party (ULP) and the role of the Socialist Party in the early 20th...




  • July 27 @ 7:00 pm
    at Green Arcade Bookstore

    Song of The Stubborn One Thousand: The Watsonville Canning Strike, 1985 – 87

    Free | Book reading by Peter Shapiro | On September 9, 1985, one thousand mainly Mexican women workers in Watsonville, California, the “frozen food capital of the world,” were forced out on strike in an attempt by Watsonville Canning’s owner, Mort Console, to break their union. They returned t...




  • July 30 @ 10:00 am
    at ILWU Local 34 Hall

    The Internet, Technology, The Gig Economy and the Future of Labor

    Free | The development of technology, including artificial intelligence, automation and platforms like UBER, Lyft, and Airbnb, are making trillions for the tech and media companies that now dominate the world. Growing marginalization of labor and complete deregulation now means that hundreds of thou...




  • July 30 @ 6:00 pm
    at Green Arcade Bookstore

    LaborFest Writers

    Free | LaborFest Writers explore the issues that we face today within our families, communities and government, whether it’s housing, jobs, ageism, race and sex discrimination, immigration or homelessness. Their work gives voice to what has gone before and why we must continue to fight for our rig...