2013 Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival


January 18-20, 2013
1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame, California
Benefit Concert: Sunday, January 20, 7:00 pm

Don’t miss the 2013 Western Workers Festival, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King and focuses on using cultural approaches to strengthen the labor movement and other movements for social justice.

The benefit concert on January 20 will honor Jon Fromer (1946 – 2013) and feature many original songs by this memorable and inspiring songwriter and performer. The concert will feature the Seattle Labor Chorus, Lynn Marie Smith (the Detroit diva of labor music), Jimmy Collier (whose music often served as the introduction for Dr. King’s speeches), a theater piece by Owen Murphy, and several surprise guests. Nina Fendel will receive the Labor Arts award.

There will be an extensive series of workshops offered throughout the weekend. Saturday’s schedule includes a film series and workshops such as Motown Labor Music (10:00), the La Pena Community Chorus (1:15), Telling Stories Through Art (2:00), Using Spoken Word and Theater to Support Universal Healthcare (2:00), Latino Worker Songs with Jose Luis Orozco (3:45), Jazz and Workers Workshop with Avotcja (3:45), and the Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus (7:00). On Sunday morning, an independent filmmakers’ panel will take place (10:00) as well as a tribute to Dr. King featuring Jimmy Collier and the Vukani Muwethu chorus (free and open to the public at 1:30), followed by the benefit concert at 7:00.

For a complete schedule and more information, see http://www.docspopuli.org/WesternWorkers.html.

Give yourself the gift of inspiration to start off 2013.
Attend the Western Workers Festival!

Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival is a program affiliate of the Labor Heritage Foundation, 501 (c) 3 non profit. Donations made to Labor Heritage Foundation for Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival are tax deductible.