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  • The Labor Heritage Awards: Solidarity Forever!

    LHF1-15_invitationFIN OneandThreesidebysideOn Thursday May 14, 2015 Cecil E. Roberts, President of the United Mine WorkerCecil E. Roberts, President of the United Mine Workerss of America will be honored at this year’s Solidarity Awards. LHF is honored to once again have as our master of ceremony James Boland, President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers along with Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO as host.

    This year’s event will be held on the rooftop of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers–900 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

    For tickets and more information, contact Elise Bryant, LHF Executive Director at execdir@laborheritage.org or call at (202) 637-3963.



    100th Anniversary of Solidarity Forever

    This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Solidarity Forever. This video courtesy of Peter Doob is of the closing of the 2013 Fall concert of the DC Labor Chorus. For a great article on the history of this grand and powerful song, check out this article from Labor Notes.


    We Were There Evening — New Date Due to Wintry Weather!

    WeWereThereFeb_5Due to some rather wintry weather we’ve had to reschedule our celebration of Women’s History Month. All the details with the exception of date remain the same. See you there!

    On Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm The Labor Heritage Foundation is presenting We Were There–A Celebration of Women’s History Month.

    With Bev Grant, singer/songwriter/cultural worker & choral director. Check out our poster for all the other great talent that will be making this evening an exciting and enjoyable night!

    The evening is co-sponsored by AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department, American Federation of Teachers and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.

    Elise Bryant and Fran Owens at the PMN Winter Gathering

    Our own Elise Bryant and Fran Owens led a round of Soon and Very Soon at the Saturday evening’s Round Robin. The Winter Gathering was held in Greenfield, MA. Enjoy this moment.



    We here at LHF are so excited to share our new website with you. It was our intention to create a space that is informative and engaging. We wanted our virtual space to clearly show our appreciation of the past and how it helped shape the present and most importantly, how it will direct our future here at LHF. We are as committed as ever in our mission. We have a driven purpose to preserve and promote knowledge of the cultural heritage of the American worker through the arts, including music, poetry, written works, theatre, and artistic works.

    It is our deepest desire to strengthen the labor movement through the use of music and arts–Using creative organizing methods, artistic opportunities, and cultural activities we are the “synergy, heart, and soul” that brings the passion for equality, fair labor standards and practices, and a just society together in the labor movement.

    In part, union is defined as a joining, uniting, or a unification. It is in this spirit that we would love to hear from you. Let us know what you expect from the Labor Heritage Foundation. This is a journey that requires us all to engage, enlighten and inspire.

    Let us hear your voice.

    In the next weeks and months we will be tweaking our site to make it the best we can. Please visit often and remember, if you have a story about a local event using the arts to further the labor movement that you feel we should know about, drop us a note; if you attended an event filled with labor arts and spirit we would love for you to share your experience; if you have photos all the better!

    You can send your stories and experiences to us via this link. Here’s my story!

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