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Experiences of Chinese Diplomat Luo Linquan • April 15

On Sunday, April 15th, Luo Linquan will speak about his experiences as Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ireland and as Chinese Consul General in San Francisco, UICC, 5pm.

Experiences of Chinese Diplomat Luo Linquan in Dublin and San Francisco is co-sponsored with Crossroads Irish American Festival and the Chinese Historical Society of America. Luo Linquan will speak about his experiences as Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ireland and as Chinese Consul General in San Francisco, as well about major contributions of Chinese workers to the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad in the US.

Sunday, April 15th, 5pm at the United Irish Cultural Center, St. Patrick’s Room, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco more


 Kate Kennedy Remembrance – June 3

There will be a Kate Kennedy Remembrance at Kate’s gravesite in Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma on Sunday, June 3, 2018, time tba. It will be sponsored by Irish Marvels Past and Present, the United Irish Cultural Center and the United Irish Societies.
More information email Jo Coffey at coffey.jo@gmail.com

Among the host of people who down the ages have gone largely unheralded despite their significant contributions to the advancement of social justice is Kate Kennedy, an Irish 19th century San Francisco school teacher. In 1874 her test case secured the legal precedent in the United States for equal pay for women doing the same work as men. In 1886 she was the first woman in California to run for state-wide public office–State Superintendent of Schools. And in 1890 her test case ended, once for all, the political spoils system in California: no longer could civil service workers–and that included teachers–be fired except for professional “misconduct or incompetency.” read more at FoundSF


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