This film series is a fund raiser for the National Post Office Collaborate and the Save the Berkeley Post Office Committee. They are working to keep our Berkeley Post Office from being sold by the USPS. The Collaborate was successful in saving a post office building through legal action when a preliminary injunction was issued against the sale of the historic Stamford, CT Post Office. We may have to pursue legal action to save the Berkeley Post Office. Unfortunately, legal action is quite costly and funds must be raised to continue.
This series of 1930s New Deal films gives us a picture of federal efforts that improved lives of Americans during the Great Depression. Tonight, the first film shows New Deal artists at work in Post Offices and many public buildings. They include Bernard Zakheim's Coit Tower murals and other New Deal artists who were interviewed when they were alive. Many became famous in later years.
The 2nd film is about hope for the future and building community. And shows people engaged in cooperative farming in Texas and Alaska, building new homes, and their experience with rural electrification. Dick Powell sings the grand finale.
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.