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Lesbian to the Rescue: Dr. Marie Equi and the 1906 Earthquake Relief

San Francisco Public Library, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society

Who was the most prominent lesbian/gay person in the story of the 1906 Earthquake? Portland doctor Marie Equi rushed from Oregon to help the sufferers of the calamity. She supervised nurses at the Presidio Hospital and earned the acclaim of the U.S. Army and the mayor of San Francisco. Equi was later arrested with Margaret Sanger, jailed with women strikers, and sent to San Quentin for opposing World War I.

Here is an opportunity to celebrate a lesbian in our centennial of the 1906 Earthquake with this one-hour slide preview of "the stormy petrel of the Northwest" by Michael Helquist.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 7 pm


Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library
3555 16th Street (near Market)
San Francisco, CA 94114


General public. All programs at the Library are free.


Sherri Eng, (415) 557-4282

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