Wednesday, January 4, 2012

100th Anniversary Free Speech Exhibit Debuts in San Diego


100th Anniversary Free Speech Exhibit Debuts in San Diego

Community-wide Celebration to honor 100-Year Anniversary of San Diego’s Free Speech Fight. Local labor, community, and educational groups from around San Diego will gather to remember San Diego’s role in the American free speech movement that hit a fever pitch in January 1912 based on a San Diego City Council ordinance banning speech in public around 5th Avenue and E Street.

Opening night activities include: photo display of the San Diego Free Speech Fight; a reading from FLASH (a book based on the San Diego Free Speech Fight) by author Jim Miller; live music by Gregory Page, The Proles, and the People’s Revolutionary Choir; and more. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. 

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, ACLU – San Diego Chapter, San Diego City College Labor Studies Program, Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, University of San Diego Department of Communications and History Graduate Program, National University Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies, and Federation of Retired Union Members. All will be available to speak with media.

Friday, January 6, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

For additional information and a detailed event listing of the San Diego Free Speech Fight 100-Year Anniversary activities, please visit:

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