Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the DC LaborFest features a wide-ranging selection of art about work, workers and workers’ issues.
Fri, May 13: DC UNITED UNION NIGHT Sun, May 22: POETRY AT WORK (workshop) CANCELLED! Tue, May 24: POETRY AT WORK (reading) CANCELLED!
See below for detailed event write-ups and links to purchase tickets or RSVP.
DC UNITED UNION NIGHT
Fri, May 13, 7pm – 10pm RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 D.C. United vs. NY Red Bulls Tickets: $20 per seat (portion goes to CASA); Groups of 25 will have tailgate tent, table, and space provided by D.C. United. Click here to purchase tickets or contact Jake Lucas 202.587.5000 or email [email protected] Join us as D.C. United takes on the NY Red Bulls in the Atlantic Cup, the biggest and oldest rivalry in Major League Soccer! D.C. 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.
POETRY AT WORK (workshop) CANCELLED!
Sun, May 22, 3pm – 5pm WPFW; 1990 K Street NW; Suite 14R, Washington DC 20006 Sorry, but due to lack of registration, this event has been canceled. Everyone has a story to tell and in this groundbreaking program, DC workers discover and give voice to their stories with award-winning writer Mark Nowak, director of the Worker Writers School in New York City. For more than a decade, Nowak has been running creative writing workshops with workers centers and trade unions, helping workers put their stories to paper. Nowak’s recent books including Shut Up Shut Down and Coal Mountain Elementary, a book historian Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.” Over the past dozen years he has facilitated writers’ workshops with workers centers and trade unions across the US, Europe, Latin American, and South Africa.
POETRY AT WORK (reading) cancelled!
Tue, May 24, 5pm – 8pm Busboys and Poets, 625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017 Sorry, but due to lack of registration, this event has been canceled. Check out the film "Union Time" on the same date and the same location. 5-6p be part of the live audience for a Live@5 simulcast on WPFW 89.3 FM 6-8p reading/performance DC workers tell their stories about life on the job. Everyone has a story to tell and in this groundbreaking program, DC workers discover and give voice to their stories with award-winning writer Mark Nowak, director of the Worker Writers School in New York City.
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