“Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration” showcases inspiring stories of courage, hope, and determination. Films Across Borders runs October 8 – December 12 at venues throughout the metro area, and is hosted by a consortium of arts organizations that includes the DC LaborFest.
There's a special Labor Night performance during the upcoming run of "The Pajama Game" at Arena Stage, and a talk at the Takoma Busboys and Poets 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 DC LaborFest. In October, the series expands to two additional Busboys locations in Hyattsville and Shirlington.
Complete details on all of these, of course, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1998, New York City’s Union Square, the site of the first Labor Day in 1882, was officially named a national historic landmark.
Today’s labor quote is from "Seven and a Half Cents," from the Pajama Game movie:
Seven and a half cents doesn't buy a hell of a lot,
Seven and a half cents doesn't mean a thing!
But give it to me every hour,
Forty hours every week,
And that's enough for me to be living like a king!
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