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Bloody Thursday Walk

Friday, July 5, 2024, 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Ferry Building – Harry Bridges Plaza
The Embarcadero & Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA  
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Labor History
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San Francisco LaborFest
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT; FREE
Walk with Gifford Hartman (about 2 hours)
Ninety years ago (1934), a great battle took place between striking workers and the police and National Guard along the waterfront alongside the piers of San Francisco’s Embarcadero. We will look at the causes of the 1934 General Strike, why it was successful, and how the issues from that strike are still relevant to working class people today. The current movement against police murder of black and brown people can draw lessons from the way strikers invited black workers into their ranks to prevent racist exclusion from breaking their strike. We explain how an 83-day West Coast Waterfront Strike exploded into the 4-day General Strike that paralyzed all commerce in San Francisco. This tour will visit the sites of those events.

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