LaborFest was established to commemorate the 1934 San Francisco general strike and maritime strike. It has a monthlong series of events including cultural, arts and and international labor film festival to educate working people and the public about the history of labor and their role today.

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San Francisco Murals Under Assault: From the Victor Arnautoff GWHS Murals to the Bernard Zakheim UCSF Toland Hall Murals with LaborFest

This LaborFest program at San Francisco History Days 2020 program featured Nathan Zakheim, art restorer and son of mural artist Bernard Zakheim; Dr. Robert Cherney, Professor and author of Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art; Lope Yap Jr. George Washington High School (GWHS) Alumni Association Vice President; Dewey Crumpler, Mural Artist of GWHS Response Murals; Gray Brechin, Art Historian, Founder of the New Deal Project and Author of Imperial San Francisco; Carol Lang, Professor CUNY and Member of AFT-PSC; and Jackie Broxton, Executive Director Of The Biddie Mason Charitable Foundation. 
At the time it was presented, San Francisco murals were threatened with destruction from the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High to the Bernard Zakheim murals at Toland Hall at the University of California. This panel examined their history and why they were and possibly still are under attack today.

This event was presented for free as part of San Francisco History Days 2020 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00PM.