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The Odd Mondays Series at Folio Books
The Living New Deal
Dr. Gray Brechin, scholar and author
Monday, October 5th 7 PM
3957 24th Street, San Francisco

In the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pro-mised the American people a "New Deal." Over the decade 1933-43, a constellation of federally sponsored programs put millions of jobless Americans back to work and helped to revive a moribund economy. The result was a rich landscape of public works across the nation, often of outstanding beauty, utility and craftsmanship.

Dr. Gray Brechin is a historical geographer and author of Imperial San Francisco. Gray is a visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley Department of Geography and founder and project scholar of the New Deal Project, dedicated to inventorying and mapping these public works. It has created a guide to the Art and Architecture of The New Deal in San Francsico along with a pocket map and guide to 18 spectacular New Deal sites. He also authored Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin (U. C. Press, 1999); Farewell, Promised Land (photos by Robert Dawson, City Lights Books, 1998) and contributed chapters to Waking from the California Dream (U. C. Press, 1999) Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture.

We are sure you delight in the Coit Tower Murals, the Rincon Annex Murals and the Rivera Mural at City College and share our concern for the revitalization in our times of FDR's WPA programs. We also honor the millions of jobless Americans who were re-employed and who, with FDR's commitment, helped revive our moribund economy. Presented by Judith and Ramón Sender and their co-curator, Kathy Dalle-Molle

Consider joining us for a no-host pizza/salad or other entré dinner ($15-20), 5:30 p.m. at the Haystack Pizza Restaurant, south side of 24th near Sanchez Street. The 24 line and the 48 line and the J Church are the nearby Muni transportation lines available.

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School has begun the 2015-16 year and it is time to give a shout-out to the businesses that provide product and frequently funds to assist activities. To begin a roll I will mention Bernie's (coffee shop next to Whole Foods) and Haystack Pizza (next to Noe Valley Town Square - the Farmers Market location).

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