Archive for February, 2014

Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism

Labor Archives and Research Center’s 28th Anniversary Program

Friday February 28th at 6:30pm

Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism: District 65 and the fight for economic equality for low wage workers in the 1930s-1950s

Guest Speaker: Lisa Phillips, Indiana State University

Organizing update by Jobs with Justice

Music by Vukani Mawethu Choir

Location: ILWU, Ship Clerk’s Local 34, 4 Berry Street (at 2nd and King) on the Embarcadero next to Giant’s Stadium

Light refreshments at 6:30pm, program begins at 7:00pm

Historian Lisa Phillips will discuss her new book, A Renegade Union – Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism which explores the story of New York’s District 65 union. Dedicated to organizing workers from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, many of whom were considered “unorganizable” by other unions, the progressive New York City–based labor union District 65 counted among its 30,000 members retail clerks, office workers, warehouse workers, and wholesale workers. In this book, Lisa Phillips presents a distinctive study of District 65 and its efforts to secure economic equality for minority workers in sales and processing jobs in small, low-end shops and warehouses throughout the city. Phillips shows how organizers fought tirelessly to achieve better hours and higher wages for “unskilled,” unrepresented workers and to destigmatize the kind of work they performed.

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Annual Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies – Alison Kafer

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, 4th floor, “Special collections” room
Sponsor: Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Contact: Emily Beitiks
Phone: 415-405-3528
The 2014 Annual Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies: Alison Kafer
“Crip Relations: Critical Disability Studies Now”

If disability is largely experienced in relation – to other people, to buildings, and other structures, to histories and practices – how might we understand the many complex relations with feminist, queer, or critical race and ethnic studies?

Alison Kafer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Feminist Studies program at Southwestern University, where she also teaches courses in the Environmental Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies programs. She is the author of Feminist, Queer, Crip (Indiana UP, 2013) and is currently co-editing (with Michelle Jarman) a special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly on growing disability studies.

View the event flyer here!

We are eager to make this an accessible event!
Please refrain from wearing scented products so that people with chemical sensitivites may join us. For other accommodation requests, please contact Emily Beitiks by March 1, 2014: 415-405-3528 or

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Concert: “Cain: The First Homicide” – an oratorio by A. Scarlatti

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:40 PM
Location: Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building
Sponsor: College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Contact: Christine Brandes
Amazingly, the only manuscript source for this work is housed at SFSU. This performance will be presented by alumni of the CSU in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the deBellis Collection. Written for 6 soloists and strings, the performance will include English supertitles.

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Concert: “Music of the Italian Masters: Sight, Sound, Emotion”

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
Sponsor: J. Paul Leonard Library, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Contact: J. Paul Leonard Library
Phone: (415) 338-1649
Music and a reception to launch the de Bellis collection exhibit “Music of the Italian Masters: Sight, Sound, Emotion.” The concert will feature students and piano Professor Victoria Neve performing works from the Collection. SF State’s ensemble group Ut, Re, Mi will perform 16th-century Magnificats by Giovanni Animuccia and a cycle of six songs by Fernando Paer written in 1804. Neve will also play a piece by Clementi on the Clementi Piano Forte.

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