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  • 2018 Great Labor Arts Exchange


    Save the date:

    The 2018 Great Labor Arts Exchange will be held June 21 to 23, 2018 at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center,

    10000 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903.

    JOIN US for a weekend of workshops, films, music, spoken word, jam sessions and open mike! Bring your instrument, your voice, your beat box, your song, your poem, your story or just yourself!

    This year we remember the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    We will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Local 1000 of the American Federation of Musicians.

    2017 Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs


    Come join the DC Labor Chorus for their annual Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs Concert to be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center Ballroom at 10000 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, MD.  The performance is free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

    The DC Labor Chorus, directed by Elise Bryant and accompanied by Steve Jones on piano, is almost 20 years old.  The repertoire includes songs of labor, peace, and justice. 

    The DC Labor Chorus aims to build the labor movement, raise awareness of social injustice and be an agent of change through music.  They perform at concerts, rallies, demonstrations, and picket lines.  They are always looking for new members.

    “ We sing for solidarity, we sing for justice and we sing for joy.”



    The 2017 Great Labor Art Exchange

    There are three words that when read in a certain order, make you feel that things are not good or easy at that moment. “In these times” are the three words and they tell us that these times are uncertain. There is (for fans of Sci-Fi) a disturbance in the force. We feel it and know it must be fought against. In times like these it takes a convergence of power — our power as individuals to come together and join our strength to that of others; a joining called the 2017 Great Labor Arts Exchange: A Choral Convergence.

    This year record numbers converged in Silver Spring Maryland. this aggregation of people gathered together on land that has been a place of peace, spirituality, and deep learning. No better place for their cause could be found — this is a place that shares the heart of the people who come together and work there each and every day. The Tommy Douglas Conference Center. This was a remarkable year for the GLAE. 



    Check out this great selection of images from the Arts Exchange!

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