San Francisco Public Library

Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman

2/02/19 - 5/19/2019

Main Library

Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area - 6th Floor

100 Larkin St.

This art exhibition showcases a multi-disciplinary project involving  historical research, vivid text and compelling black and white drawings and prints of artist and writer Robbin Légère Henderson. It illustrates the memoir of an early twentieth century immigrant and activist, Matilda Rabinowitz. Through dramatic artwork it shows her journey to the United States, her political awakening and work as an organizer for the IWW, a turbulent romance and her struggle to support herself and her child. The exhibition presents scores of original artwork along with Matilda’s story in her words, ephemera and documents that tell her life story. 

Related Events:

February 3, 1:00 pm: Opening Event: Meet artist Robbin Henderson as she discusses the life of Matilda Rabinowitz and shows her artwork. Music by the San Francisco Rockin Solidarity Labor Chorus. Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

March 14, 6:30 pm: Immigrant Women and Labor Organizing in California: a World War I Snapshot. Author/historian Fred Glass with activist Shaw San Liu. Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

May 9, 6:30 pm: Women & Immigration. A history of women's immigration issues with Professor Grace J. Yoo and contemporary issues with Nellie Graham from the Immigration Center for Women and Children. Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

Upcoming Events

Kim Shuck Book Release
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium