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Online Lecture: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - America's Greatest Disaster

Join us at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 23 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the events leading up to and following the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - America's Greatest Disaster

Join us at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 23 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the events leading up to and following the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
Length
1 hour
Starts at
25
Program No. 24314 RJ
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Lecturer James Dalessandro, author of the #1 best-selling novel "1906" and documentary filmmaker of "The Damnedest, Finest Ruins" brings us the story of the total destruction of America's wildest and wickedest city. It is filled with colorful details, incredible characters, and shocking revelations that changed San Francisco history. Lecture includes a link to view The Damnedest, Finest Ruins documentary to provide the foundation for a lecture that has been entertaining Road Scholar travelers for more than 15 years.

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Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event. Lecturer James Dalessandro, author of the #1 best-selling novel "1906" and documentary filmmaker of "The Damnedest, Finest Ruins" brings us the story of the total destruction of America's wildest and wickedest city. It is filled with colorful details, incredible characters, and shocking revelations that changed San Francisco history. We highly recommend watching The Damnedest, Finest Ruins documentary in advance as a foundation for a lecture that has been entertaining Road Scholars for more than 15 years. The 51-minute documentary can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvve8YiYGSo
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James Dalessandro
James Dalessandro is a poet, bestselling author (1906, Citizen Jane) and filmmaker with a unique perspective on the subject. In 1973, he, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and novelist Ken Kesey founded the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival — the nation's largest literary event — and launched what Ferlinghetti called "a rebirth of American Poetry." He has been Road Scholar's principal San Francisco lecturer, on more than a dozen subjects, for more than a decade.

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James Dalessandro is a poet, bestselling author (1906, Citizen Jane) and filmmaker with a unique perspective on the subject. In 1973, he, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and novelist Ken Kesey founded the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival — the nation's largest literary event — and launched what Ferlinghetti called "a rebirth of American Poetry." He has been Road Scholar's principal San Francisco lecturer, on more than a dozen subjects, for more than a decade.





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Important registration tip:
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