Come experience art, drama, film, history and labor music depicting the
historical culture, values and struggles of the working class.
Among the featured artists will be Anne Feeney, one of America's foremost labor singer/songwriters; Rebel Voices from Seattle; hip-hop artist Mic Crenshaw, and folklegend Dick Weissman, who composed music for the Oil Chemical & Atomic Workers.
The AFTRA Radio Players are presenting a stage reading of Studs Terkel's "American Dreams."
Labor-related films such as, "A Union Man: The Life and Work of Julius Margolin," will be shown throughout the afternoon.
Art will include works from internationally-acclaimed Swedish political and labor artist Julie Leonardsson; selected Works Progress Administration (WPA)-period pieces from the Museum of People's Art in Bay City, Oregon; union memorabilia, photography, murals and more.
Author/historians David A. Horowitz (The People's Voice: Populist Cultural Expression), and Michael Munk (The Portland Red Guide) will lead panel discussions on local labor struggles and solidarity. PSU's Ooligan Press also will excerpt from recently published "Dreams of the West," a history of the Chinese in Oregon.
"This free multi-cultural event will be inspiring, motivating and empowering to all working people," said Festival Coordinator Jim Cook.
When: Saturday, November 10th, 2007
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, Multicultural Center, Native American Student Center, Neuberger Hall, and Cramer Hall
Time: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
For more information about the Pacific Northwest Labor Arts Festival, please visit: http://nwlaborarts.org
Jim Cook, 503-235-9444 or NW Oregon Labor Council, 503-703-1693
Sponsored by Students United for Nonviolence (SUN)