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Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival

Date:
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Time:
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Tes Welborn
Location Details:
IAM Local 1781 Hall
1511 Rollins Rd., Burlingame, CA
*Free parking on site, or take BART to Millbrae Station and call for pickup (650) 796-7648. You will get callback in 5-10 minutes.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s contribution to the civil rights and labor movements
A weekend of solidarity in
an era of war, racism, and hard times.

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
January 18-20, 2013
westernworkersfestival.org

Friday, 7-10 pm Solidarity Circle: Song, poetry, and story swap. Featured performer: Lynn Marie Smith, Detroit Motown Labor Diva

Saturday’s workshop schedule includes a film series and workshops such as Motown Labor Music, Telling Stories Through Art, Using Spoken Word and Theater to Support Universal Healthcare, Latino Worker Songs, Jazz and Workers Workshop with Avotcja.

On Sunday a tribute to Dr. King featuring Jimmy Collier and the Vukani Muwethu chorus (free and open to the public at 1:30), followed by the benefit concert at 7:00. The benefit concert will honor Jon Fromer (1946 – 2013) and will feature Lynn Marie Smith (the Detroit diva of labor music), Jimmy Collier (whose music often served as the introduction for Dr. King’s speeches), and the Seattle Labor Chorus.

Registration: $75 for the full weekend, $15 Friday night, $35 Saturday only, $60 Saturday-Sunday, $10 single workshop, $15-30 sliding scale for the concert
- No one turned away for lack of funds -
Scholarship funds available for attendees under age 30 - application form on line.

Added to the calendar on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 10:04AM
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