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Jan: Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival
by WWLHF
Thursday Jan 8th, 2004 8:38 AM
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.¹s contribution to the civil rights and labor movements: A weekend of solidarity in an era of war, racism, and hard times. January 16-18, 2004
Eighteenth Annual

Western Workers
Labor Heritage Festival

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.¹s contribution to the civil rights and labor movements

A weekend of solidarity in an era of war, racism, and hard times.

January 16-18, 2004
1511-1521 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA
Union Halls of Machinists Local 1781, Plumbers Local 467, and Transport Workers Local 505.(Near Millbrae BART)

For free shuttle during festival, call 831-419-2611 upon arrival at Millbrae BART during Festival hours.

For more information,
contact David Winters, (831) 426-4940 or
Lincoln Cushing (510) 642-1056


Sunday 1/18

9:00 am Registration
(Juice, coffee, and muffins available-donations please)

10-noon Workshops:
* Putting on a Labor Video Festival with Steve Zeltzer of LaborFest in SF and Jimmy Kelly of the May Day Labor Film Fest -Santa Cruz

Noon Lunch (Meals available at a reasonable price)

1:30-2:30 Mid-Day Tribute to

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

hosted by Doretha Evans, and featuring civil rights singers who worked with Dr. King: Bettie Mae Fikes of the original Freedom Singers and songwriter/song-leader Jimmy Collier (who was on SCLC staff)

3-5pm Rehearsal and concert setup
* Art of Creativity at Work - performance group directed by Avotcja (Transport Workers1 Hall)
* Concert Music Group lead by the Freedom Song Network will form (Plumbers1 Hall)
* Other Festival participants are asked to assist with Concert set-up (Machinists1 Hall )

5-6pm Dinner (Meals available at a reasonable price)
7pm Benefit Concert
$10 seniors/students/unemployed, $15 working folks; concert proceeds will go to benefit striking UCFW Southern California grocery workers.

Emceed by Andrea Joyce and Betty Pazmiño, featuring
Holly Near, Luis Rodriguez, and
Bettie Mae Fikes;
with a Festival Theater Group directed by Avotcja and a Festival Music Group lead by the Freedom Song Network.

This year's Labor Arts Award will be presented to Bay Area movement printshop Inkworks Press.
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