2017 Festival

THEME: Art in the Age of the Resistance! Join us to celebrate and honor the art fueling social justice movements

DATE: Saturday, September 16th

TIME: 12pm-8pm

LOCATION: Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California (address: 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703)

PARKING: There is a parking lot directly behind the Ed Roberts Campus and it is FREE to park on the weekends. See more information on public transportation and details about the ERC here.

OTHER: This Festival is FREE to the community!  Join us to celebrate the art & heritage of working people, and acknowledge the crucial role of art in our social justice movements.

DONATE: Please help keep the Festival sustainable for years to come. Donate here (donations are tax-deductible!) 

RSVP: Please let us know you’re coming! This will help organizers plan for food! Please RSVP here 

FLYERS: Please help promote the festival and invite your friends! We have some flyers available here for download. 

During the day, an open mic stage format will create space for an arts exchange where all are welcome to join. In the evening we’ll also be screening the new documentary about Heather Booth: Changing The World. We’ll also have workshops, a book talk, a gallery open to view with various displays centered around organizing and social justice, and more.


**subject to slight changes**

Doors Open at 12pm


12:30-4pm: Open Mic & Arts Exchange. Including pre-reserved time requests and walk-ups

4:30pm-5:30pm Panel: Art in the Age of the Resistance featuring Dr. Susan Greene, Jessica Lawless,  Rene Morrison, and David Bacon

6pm-8pm Film Screening – Heather Booth: Changing the World with an introduction from Fred Ross. Watch the trailer here! 


1pm Screen printing with SF Poster Syndicate

1pm:  Using Music to Defuse Tension and Build Unity with Nina Fendel

2pm:  ‘Bread and Prosperity – Local 87 Janitors on Stage’ presented by the Work Tales Storytelling Project of the City College of San Francisco Labor and Community Studies Department

3pm-4pm Book Talk: What California labor history tells us about resistance in the time of Trump with Fred Glass.   **Purchase his book From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement from UC Press here

3pm-4pm Open Art Gallery featuring:

  • Labor Archives installation on young workers organizing through the decades
  • Nica Constante: Millennials in the Labor Movement
  • David Bacon photography


12:30pm-4pm Community groups Tabling in Ramp Lobby & Atrium

4pm-6pm PhotoBooth


Light refreshments will be available in the early afternoon. Additional food options will be available prior to the film screening.