NEXT UP: Bread & Roses: 2017 LaborFest 2017 previews
Tuesday, January 17
Takoma Busboys and Poets, 6-8p, FREE, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
FREE but you must RSVP here
Help shape this year’s DC LaborFest! Exciting program includes labor film previews, David Fernandez-Barrial on “Digging Where We Stand: Uncovering Our Own Local Labor Histories,” Gene Bruskin on “Workers in Motion-Stories from the Field,” Candace Wolf with the story of a striking worker at the Stella D’Oro cookie factory in the Bronx. Plus: musical guests TBA and YOU!? If you’ve got a labor-related story, song, or poem you’d like to share, email [email protected] today!
JUST ADDED: Just added: Steve and Peter Jones sing and FC Solidaridad’s Damon Silver on this year’s DC United Labor Night!
Plus, LHF Exec Dir Elise Bryant will be co-hosting the show with LaborFest Director Chris Garlock!
Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name “Bread & Roses” was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions. Bread & Roses is held on the third Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets, Takoma.
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