Bread & Roses “We Were There” (Women’s History Month Special)
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name "Bread & Roses" was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions.

This Month:

In honor of Women’s History Month, local labor activists will bring the history of the struggles of women workers to life, depicting our sisters' struggles from abolitionist Sojourner Truth, fighting for women's rights to Dolores Huerta fighting on behalf of the farmworkers of today.

Directed by Elise Bryant and featuring:

Opening Singers: Stephanie Barros/Luci Murphy, DC Labor Chorus

Sojourner Truth: MacGyver Williams, DC Labor Chorus

Charlotte Forten: Vi Ward-Diamond, DC Labor Chorus

Sarah Bagley: Ann C. Webb, DC Labor Chorus

Mother Jones: Karen Newman, DC Labor Chorus

Pauline Newman: Cathy Feingold, International Affairs, AFL-CIO

Rose Schneiderman: Melissa Dimondstein, Storyteller

Lucy Parsons: Paulette Saunders, DC Labor Chorus

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Jen Wofford, Community Activist

Ai-jen Poo: Ashley See, DC Labor Chorus

Dolores Huerta: Gloria Alvarado, DC Labor Chorus

FREE but please RSVP here

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