Exhibit: The Mothers Building Photography by Richard Rothman – SF Public Library


  The Mothers Building Photography Exhibit by Richard Rothman San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, 6th floor. December 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019   Richard Rothman will give tours of the exhibit and answer any questions about the Mothers Building… read more

Date: Sat. Jan 12th, 2019 - Sat. Feb 9th, 2019
Registration: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1035622701

Exhibit: “New Deal Picture Stories” The Photography of Arthur Rothstein Through December 2018


The Canessa Gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach will host a new exhibition, “When Government Worked—New Deal Picture Stories” by Arthur Rothstein, co-sponsored by the Living New Deal and organized by National Associate Ann Rothstein-Segan. Renowned documentary photographer Arthur Rothstein… read more

Date: Fri. Dec 7th, 2018 - Thu. Dec 27th, 2018

Corps Values: The Living New Deal – Talk by LND Project Historian Brent McKee

11/17/2018 - 10 am

Brent McKee, Project Historian with the Living New Deal will speak about the Works Progress Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Public Works Administration. He will discuss how these programs employed citizens during the Great Depression and mobilized them… read more

Time: 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Date: Sat. Nov 17th, 2018
Location: Clifton Mansion
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Registration: https://civicworks.com/clifton-mansion/
Event cost: $5

Gray Brechin to Speak about two New Deal Era Films, San Francisco Main Public Library, Sept 8


Gray Brechin will be providing commentary on two of Pare Lorentz’s New Deal era films,  The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1937). Titled “Storms, Droughts, Floods: Classic Documentaries,” the talk will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2:00 PM – 4:00… read more

Date: Sat. Sep 8th, 2018
Location: Koret Auditoriaum, San Francisco Main Public Library
Registration: http://www.instituteforhistoricalstudy.org/storms-droughts-floods-two-classic-documentary-films/
Additional info: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, Sept 12


On Wednesday, September 12, Living New Deal Founder Gray Brechin and Director Richard Walker will speak at the UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar. In his talk, titled “A Monumental Memorial to Denial,” Gray Brechin will speak about the Cal… read more

Date: Wed. Sep 12th, 2018
Location: Labor Institute, 2521 Channing Ave. just east of Telegraph Ave
Additional info: 7:00 - 9:15 PM

WPA Model of San Francisco Comes Back to Life


September 15: Public Knowledge @ SF MoMA: The Living New Deal is part of an initiative to bring the giant WPA relief model of San Francisco back to life. Details to be announced. More about the Public Knowledge project here.  

Date: Sat. Sep 15th, 2018

Wednesday, Oct 10, Gray Brechin will Speak at UC Berkeley’s OLLI about New Deal Public Works


Gray Brechin will lecture at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Titled “The Lost Ethical Language of New Deal Public Works,” the talk will address the mapping and research work of the Living New Deal…. read more

Date: Wed. Oct 10th, 2018
Location: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UC Berkeley
Registration: https://olli.berkeley.edu/events/lost-ethical-language-new-deal-public-works
Event cost: $10
Additional info: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

“Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” Conference Friday and Saturday, Oct 5-6, 2018


This event has passed. Women played prominent roles during the New Deal, yet their lasting contributions to the social welfare of the nation go largely unsung. ”Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” will bring together authors, scholars, historians, activists,… read more

Date: Fri. Oct 5th, 2018 - Sat. Oct 6th, 2018
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oct-5-6-2018-women-and-the-spirit-of-the-new-deal-tickets-46580575756