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Ian Rushkin Is Harry Bridges

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM

A one-man multi-media show about the life and times of legendary labor leader Harry Bridges performed by Ian Rushkin.  

This multi-media production is a rousing portrayal of legendary labor leader Harry Bridges’ passion, struggles and wicked sense of humor, with 40+ sound and visual cues. It takes you on an amazing journey through the Great Depression, a stunning General Strike, the rise of the American labor movement and McCarthyism, and the longest attempt in history to deport an individual. It also takes you through three wives, two bitter divorces and a couple of years of a lot of Jack Daniels.  

 

He was certainly radical. He was fighting for workers rights, equality, justice for all and a national health care system 75 years ago! And the issues in his life – the growing gap between rich and poor, government surveillance, immigration, globalization, communism and terrorism, prejudice and discrimination – they certainly haven’t gone away. If anyone stood up for the 99% it was Harry Bridges. 

Event location: Camino Theater
Price: Free

Hosted by: Theater Arts

For more information, please contact Leslie Ferreira
Phone: (323) 953-4000 x2976
Email: ferreilw@lacitycollege.edu

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