Live! at the Walnut Creek Library: Levi’s ® & Social Movements for Change

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Tracy Panek, Levi Strauss & Co. Historian and Director of Archives

in Conversation with Meg Honey

2023 marked the 150th year of the iconic Levi’s 501®, the world’s first blue jean. What started as a necessary and practical clothing item, the blue jean has become a vital part of historic moments as well as a beloved symbol of rebellion, American ideals, and self-expression. Levi’s ® & Social Movements for Change presents an evening of history, fashion, and conversation about the remarkable moments…and clothing staple…that continue to shape our American identity. Meg Honey will join Tracey Panek, Levi Strauss & Co. Historian and Director of Archives, for a presentation and discussion about the social and political history of jeans, their important historical legacy, and their forever place in our daily lives. Copies of Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World will be on sale at the event or available to order on our website. 

Program sponsors are East Bay Times, Minuteman Press, and Friends of the Walnut Creek Library.




Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World By Lynn Downey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625342997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Massachusetts Press - September 29th, 2017