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2018 CLARA LEMLICH AWARDSThe "I Have Something to Say" event honoring AC Cunningham, Mirene Ghossein, Evelyn Jones Rich, Alix Kates Shulman and Doreen Wohl was held Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York. 

 

 

BERNHARDT LABOR JOURNALISM FORUM -  The 2018 Bernhardt Award winner will be announced a the forum on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, NYU.   Join us for a discussion about the state of labor journalism today with Micah Uetricht (Jacobin, In These Times) and Ginger Adams Otis Adams (NY Daily News).

 

" MAKING WORK VISIBLE" - THE CUNY / LABORARTS CONTEST - A ceremony announcing the 2018 winners was held on Wednesday April 18 at Brooklyn College's Graduate Center for Worker Education located at 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan.  Prize winning essays, poems and art from previous years can be found here .

 

CALLING UP HENRY, celebrating the life of our good friend and cherished colleague Henry Foner, was held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at the 1199 SEIU Penthouse  Find recordings of Henry singing some of his songs in our Thursdays TiIl Nine and Play it Again, Sam exhibits, and information about his book of verse here.

 

CLARA LEMLICH AWARDS - Video from the 2011 -2017 ceremonies can be found here, photos here, and additional video here.

 

 

RECENT EXHIBITS

 

Remembering Ralph Fasanella - featuring twelve remarkable paintings by this socially engaged artist who was often called an "aftist of the people."  

 

 Meet Us in St. Louis - A collection of Labor Art from around the country and across the century.  Start with the image of the week and add your observations.

 

On Equal Terms - Women in trades, 35 years and still....    Poetry and mixed media by artist and electrician Susan Eisenberg.

 

Defending the Social Safety Net  

 

For Better or Verse  -- video and audio of Henry Foner singing songs from the new book.

 

 Women Firefighters in New York City  

 

  

BOOK 

HENRY FONER   SONGS AND POEMS (FOR BETTER OR WORSE) is our first publication.  Listen to recordings of songs from Henry's student activist days in the 1930s and 40s on the Labor Arts exhibit "Play it Again, Sam."  See the table of contents and purchase the book here.

 

 

 

FEATURED EXHIBITS

 

Labor Art from St. Louis features highlights from the Feldacker collection of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture on the theme of work and workers.

 

Why Unions -- Art from the National Maritime Union  features graphic art from the 1940s by Harold Price, Rockwell Kent and William Gropper

 

Landscape of Lost Arts    Vanished Structures and Forgotten Skills   --  Janet Wells Greene curates images of artisans and union craftsmen building and rebuilding the NYC skyline

 

We Love A Parade    Union Banners Then and Now  --  featuring four labor banners from the 19th century and 27 banners from the twentieth century NYC garment industry

 

Sisters in the Brotherhoods  -- Jane Latour interviews women who were pioneers in skilled blue-collar jobs

 

The ILGWU:  Social Unionism in Action  -- garment union initiatives in organizing, immigration, civil rights, health care and culture           

 

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