The organization The Living New Deal presented a conference at UC Berkeley and at Berkeley WPA projects entitled “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” on October 4, 5, and 6. The closing awards ceremony was held at the Berkeley Rose Garden.
The event at the Rose Garden was kicked off with a presentation by Dr. Gray Brechin on the history of the Rose Garden as a WPA project. Brechin has worked to bring to light the “buried and forgotten” legacy of the New Deal and what the New Deal meant to a nation suffering mightily under the weight of the Great Depression. (Photo credit: Richard Walker)
If you would like to learn more about the New Deal, selections from the conference is available online at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrOZQkq_l6AQvnrJCXRedIbchFkECsZVu