Elise Bryant on LOVE SONGS FROM THE LIBERATION WARS
Wed, May 17, 5-8, Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St, Washington DC 20012
5-6p be part of the live audience for a [email protected] simulcast on WPFW 89.3 FM
FREE but you must RSVP online here: bit.ly/dclf-liberation-wars
An original “labor jazz opera” by local activist/musician Steve Jones, “Love Songs” tells the moving story of a strike led by African-American women at the R J Reynolds factory in Winston-Salem, NC, which was an early victory against Jim Crow segregation. Tonight’s performance will feature selections from “Love Songs,” with local singers, directed by Elise Bryant.
David Gariff on IMAGES OF LABOR IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Tue, May 23; 1:00-2:00pm; 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565
FREE but space is limited and you must RSVP here: bit.ly/dclf-images
Senior Lecturer David Gariff explores the portrayal of work and workers in classic paintings at the National Gallery of Art, including works by Joseph M.W. Turner, Edgar Degas, George Caleb Bingham, Winslow Homer, and George Bellows. A visit to the special exhibition “The Urban Scene: 1920-1950” featuring prints by artists such as Reginald Marsh, as well as lesser-known printmakers who explored the power and anxiety of the modern city, industry, and labor will also be included in the tour.
Brian Bullen on LABOR 411 UNION BEER AND WHISKEY TASTING
Thu, May 18, 5:30-7:30pm, The Dubliner, Phoenix Park Hotel, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
$25, order ticket here: bit.ly/dclf-whiskey
Buy union, shop union, drink union! DC Labor 411 and the DC LaborFest host our first-ever all-union beer and whiskey tasting, along with delicious appetizers at one of DC’s very finest union establishments (thank you Unite Here Local 25!). Labor 411 is the nation’s premier directory of union-made goods and services; find out more at labor411.org
The Mother Jones: 1 oz. Campari, 1 oz. sweet vermouth, 1.5 oz. Rye
The Big Bill Haymaker (after Big Bill Haywood): 2 oz. single barrel, 1 dash of bitters, .5 oz of sweet vermouthThe Solidarity Sling: 2 oz. gentleman jack, .5 oz simple syrup, lemon juice, and 2 dashes of bitters
back-up/alternative: The Matewan Coal Miner
9:45a David Fernández-Barrial: (confirmed), 202-580-5802 cel then he’ll provide # for hardline
DIGGING WHERE WE STAND: UNCOVERING OUR OWN LOCAL LABOR HISTORIES
Wed, May 10, 6:00p; 330 7th St. NE, WDC
FREE but you must RSVP here: bit.ly/dclf-digging
A lively and fascinating exploration of how to use your local public library to uncover working people’s history in our own communities. With AFSCME Local 1808 (DC Public Library Employees) President and Education Specialist Anntoinette White-Richardson and AFSCME Local 2910 (Library of Congress Professional Guild) Steward Director and librarian David Fernández-Barrial, and David Gillette and Wendell Kellar of DCPL.