REMINDER: Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see writer/director/actor John Sayles and "Matewan" next Tuesday, May 16! The AFI has a gorgeous film print of this labor classic, celebrating its 30th anniversary, and Sayles will receive the LaborFest’s Labor Arts Award and will do a Q&A after the film. Click here to order your tickets.
LaborFest This Weekend:
Sista In The Brotherhood, 12p, Friday, May 12
There Is Power In A Union: A Labor Songs Vespers 7:30p, Friday, May 12
DC United Union Night: Sat, May 13, 7p, Saturday, May 13
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SISTA IN THE BROTHERHOOD
Fri, May 12, 12pm, AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW, Washington (FREE); RSVP here
Introduced by the Laborers’ Patti Edwards Devlin; Q&A after the film with local tradeswoman Gardenia “Dee” Walker
Explores race and gender in a male-dominated industry through the journey of a young black tradeswoman who faces discrimination on a new job site and must choose between making a stand or keeping her job. Winner of the Best Short Film and Best Oregon Short Film at the Portland International Film Festival.
Post-film discussion with local tradeswomen.
Dir. by Dawn Jones Redstone, starring Sidony O'Neal, 2015, US, 21m, English
Watch the trailer here
THERE IS POWER IN A UNION: A LABOR SONGS VESPERS
Fri, May 12, 7:30p; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
FREE; RSVP here
From Joe Hill to Pete Seeger to Billy Bragg, the songs of the labor movement have helped rally workers to the cause, inspired men and women to organize for justice, and articulated the aspirations of of tens of millions of workers around the world. Join Pete Rafle, Bob Carr and Bob Hatfield as we honor the music and poetry that has inspired the power of solidarity and the workers' struggle. All are welcome. Stay after the service for refreshments and conversation. *Vespers: A complimentary, casual (occasionally spiritual) gathering around themes of music & poetry, easing the transition from workweek to weekend. We are a thriving liberal spiritual community of some 1200 adults and children, a descendant of the historic All Souls Unitarian in DC, now in our 62nd year.
DC UNITED UNION NIGHT
Sat, May 13, 7:00p (tailgate party starts at 5p in Lot 8); RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union
Click here to purchase tickets Promo Code: LABOR17
Co-sponsored by FC Solidaridad
Join us as D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union. DC United will recognize labor unions throughout the DMV area at this game, which features discounted tickets for all unions, union members, and their guests for the match.