Sheri Davis-Faulkner on the new WILL (Women Innovating Labor Leadership) Empower project. Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor will identify, nurture, train and convene a new generation of diverse, female labor leaders in a collaborative effort with Rutgers University.
Funded by the Berger-Marks Foundation, the WILL (Women Innovating Labor Leadership) Empower project will involve both the Georgetown initiative and the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The project begins this month, with programming in place by the fall of 2017.
Janet Stecher, one of this year’s Great Labor Arts Exchange Joe Hill Awardees: on the Great Labor Arts Exchange (GLAE) free concert on Saturday, June 24 at 8 pm in the ballroom of the Tommy Douglas Conference Center.
For over 40 years Janet Stecher has traveled from coast to coast and abroad as an activist, musician, singer, and teacher. Her primary musical identity as a touring musician has been as singing partner to Susan Lewis, with whom she founded the groups: The Belles of Hoboken, Shays’ Rebellion and finally in 1989, the duo Rebel Voices. Their extensive repertoire focuses primarily on songs of social movements, past and present, and particularly on women and work. The duo is especially fond of presenting labor history workshops illustrated with song. Janet is the founding Music Director of the Seattle Labor Chorus. 2017 marks her 20th year guiding the 40 voice choir - hailed as “a Seattle gem” - bringing song and solidarity to picket lines, festivals and concert halls all over the Northwest.
PLUS: “All of Me” song