Irish Labor History Walk
posted July 5, 2014 7:33 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 20 at 12:00 PM, LaborFest
240 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
This is a walking tour of San Francisco's waterfront labor history, with talks by labor historians along the way. Starts at noon at 240 2nd Street, in front of the Marine Firemen’s hall near Howard. It's a part of LaborFest 2014.
Here's the description from the program:

With IBEW electrician Peter O’Driscoll and labor writer and UAW NWU member Larry Shoup.
This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day Bombing in San Francisco in July 1916, and the successful struggle for their release. The tour will also view the sculpture dedicated to the waterfront strikers of 1934 and other historic markers along the way. The tour will end inside Rincon Center, discussing the historic murals dedicated to the labor movement in San Francisco.

It's a walking tour, so be prepared to walk. I don't know how easy it will be to catch up if you miss the start -- I don't know what the route is, but you can try memailing me.
posted by gingerbeer to Meetup (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

There is also the Berkeley South Asian Radial History Walking Tour if anyone's interested.
posted by divabat at 10:15 AM on July 6, 2014

This sounds great! I'd like to join.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 1:04 PM on July 6, 2014

There are also some pretty sweet walking / biking tours run out of Shaping San Francisco, fyi.
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles at 6:21 AM on July 7, 2014

I may come if I can put off the apartment hunt for a few hours.
posted by Aizkolari at 10:41 AM on July 8, 2014

I will be there
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 8:46 PM on July 19, 2014 [2 favorites]

Still looking for a place, so I'll miss this, but I hope to meet the Bay Area mefites soon.
posted by Aizkolari at 11:30 AM on July 20, 2014

We are on the bus and will be there shortly.
posted by rtha at 11:43 AM on July 20, 2014

Block away
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 12:03 PM on July 20, 2014

And we're here. I'll keep an eye on the thread and memail in case anybody's running late and wants to try to catch up.
posted by rtha at 12:03 PM on July 20, 2014

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