Bread & Roses STRIKE Centennial “Double Feature!”

The Lawrence History Center will be hosting what is calls “an academic symposium on the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912” on April 27-28, 2012 in Lawrence, MA. But it should be of great interest to more than academics.  Union activists, 99 percenters, and occupiers should check out  two exciting panels.  One on “Labor Today” and another on  “The Importance of Strikes in Building New Unions.”

The symposium will feature a concert on Friday night April 27th at the Everett Mill (15 Union St.) on the 6th floor in the exhibit space. Saturday the 28th will be a full day of panel presentations, music, artwork, and walking tours. Click here for a schedule of Saturday’s programs, events, and registration information.

Saturday, April 28 program will being  at 9:00am and last until  6:00amat Lawrence Heritage State Park, One Jackson Street in Lawrence. The panels are at 9:00 am and 10:30.

Labor Today – 100 Years After the Strike 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

• Peter Olney, Organizing Director of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on the West Coast.
• Tom Marvin, “Community/Labor Coalitions: Some Lessons from Indianapolis.” Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
• Rand Wilson, strike strategist and Organizing Director at SEIU Local 888.

Participants will also include union members who were recently on strike in the Merrimack Valley.

“The Importance of Strike Activity in Building New Unions” 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.:

• Steve Early, author of The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor
• Joe Burns, staff attorney and negotiator, Association of Flight Attendants / Communications Workers of America and author of Reviving The Strike.

Participants will also include union members who were recently on strike in the Merrimack Valley.

These workshops are part of the Lawrence History Center’s academic symposium on the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912.

Register online at: www.lawrencehistory.org

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