With Labor Day now in the rear-view mirror, the Fall season of metro area labor activism and the arts is off and running. As always, the latest listings of labor events is on our online calendar but we wanted to flag a couple of unique events to check out.
“Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration” showcases inspiring stories of courage, hope, and determination, as international voices and perspectives are portrayed via dramatic features, documentaries and shorts. Films Across Borders runs October 8 – December 12 at venues throughout the metro area, and is being hosted by a consortium of arts organizations that includes the DC LaborFest, which is hosting screenings at the AFL-CIO and Busboys and Poets.
Labor Night set for “Pajama Game”: The DC LaborFest is sponsoring a special Labor Night performance during the upcoming run of The Pajama Game at Arena Stage. The December 13 show will include a post-show “Talk Back” session with the cast. Click here for tickets. “Terrific Songs…Sassy Dancing…Wiseacre Humor…Knockout Score,” says The Washington Post.
Bread and Roses Fall 2017: A September 19 talk with Lane Windham about her new book “Knocking on Labor’s Door” kicks off the latest season of Bread and Roses, the monthly labor culture series organized by the Metro Council’s DC LaborFest. In October, the series – which is based at the Takoma Busboys -- expands to two additional Busboys locations in Hyattsville and Shirlington.