2018 CLARA LEMLICH AWARDS - The "I Have Something to Say" event will be held Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York. Reception 6:30, program 7:15. RSVP to info@LaborArts.org. Check back in April for a list of this year's honorees.
BERNHARDT LABOR JOURNALISM FORUM - We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Bernhardt Award winner is Garret Keizer for his article "Labor's Schoolhouse - Lessons from the Paterson SIlk Strike of 1913," in Harper's Magazine, July 2017. The prize was awarded on October 12, 2017 at a forum on labor journalism with Ginger Otis Adams (NY Daily News), Michelle Chen (The Nation) and Ed Ott (CUNY) at NYU's Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
" MAKING WORK VISIBLE" - THE CUNY / LABORARTS CONTEST - A ceremony announcing the 2018 winners will be 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.
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.
For Better or Verse -- video and audio of Henry Foner singing songs from the new 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.
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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