589 Capistrano Way
Free and open to all.
In her new book, Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster, Stanford historian Andrea Rees Davies illuminates the paradox of working-class women’s activism in 1906 San Francisco. Davies uses the story of activist Mary Kelly -- and other refugee women -- to examine the role women played in organizing disaster relief. Her talk will offer insights into how gender, class, and race norms are reproduced during the social chaos created by a disaster.