1835 Ellis Street (between Scott and Pierce streets)
San Francisco, California 94115

Beginning with the Progressive movement at the turn of the century, Jews—and especially Jewish women—championed the rights of women and children, migrant workers and small farmers, and even prisoners and prostitutes. They fought successfully for women's suffrage, workers compensation, and good government. These crusades prefigured struggles later in the century for union rights, racial equality, and gay liberation, all of them advanced by Bay Area Jews. Fred Rosenbaum will discuss “Healing California: The Progressive Era,” a chapter from his new book Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Official Website: http://www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm

Added by bjelibrary on September 23, 2009

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