This article first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine Music has played an important role in the labor movement’s efforts to uplift, organize, and build solidarity among workers for more than a century. And for the past seven decades, singer-songwriter Joe Glazer dedicated his many talents to the fight […]
UFCW Local 400 premiered its first music video to the Giant and Safeway members at their contract vote meeting April 3, 2012 at the DC Armory. This is the first video of its kind for the Local. Vance “Head-Roc” Levy, a D.C.-based hip-hop artist, with the help of his music mentor, Dwayne Lee, wrote and […]
Music teacher Ken Giles of Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, DC has created a unique curriculum and full-length performance to show how music reflects and teaches about the links between history art culture and social movements. The idea that songs can change our lives is at the core of “Songs of Freedom and Justice” which takes us through 150 years of American people’s history.