|March 24, 2012|
|4:00 pm||to||6:00 pm|
Bring your whole family to a singing celebration of victory in the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence, the first large labor victory in America. 20,000 immigrant mill workers, largely women and children, struck for 2 months in the dead of winter, despite bitter cold, hunger, violence, and imprisonment. Their victory led to higher pay and better working conditions for textile workers across New England, and the nation’s first child labor laws.
Saturday, 3/24, 4 to 6 pm, at Johnny D’s in Davis Square.
We’ll sing labor songs, led by Paul Lehrman, Geoff Brown, and Marcy Goldstein Gelb. We’ll hear stories of the strike from storyteller Sharon Kennedy, as well as remarks by Steve Tolman, president of the Mass. AFL-CIO, who as senator represented the part of Cambridge that will now be in my district.
Please bring your family and friends! Suggested donation is $25-50, with children free. Union members, seniors, students, and unemployed folks are asked for $15.
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