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    The Washington State Labor Council: Over A Century of Progress and Solidarity.

    Highlights from the Collection of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington and the Collections of the Washington State Labor Council

    November 2014-Ongoing. Washington State Labor Council Headquarters 321 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

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    Saturday, April 11

    Preserving Solidarity Forever:

    The Minimum Wage History Project

    1:00pm-4:00pm.

    Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room (225), UW Seattle. Free. RSVP here.

    Join the Labor Archives of Washington as we kick off the SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage History Project!

    The Minimum Wage History Project documents the historic and nationally recognized campaigns that in 2013-14 succeeded in mandating a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac and Seattle. The project will culminate in an on-line resource for students, faculty, and the general public who seek to understand how the campaigns achieved victory.

    Speakers to include:

    • KSHAMA SAWANT, Seattle City Council
    • JAMES GREGORY, Professor of History, University of Washington
    • SARAH CHERIN, Political Director, UFCW 21
    • HEATHER WEINER, YES! for Sea-Tac Campaign

      Author, Poet, and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan.

      November 7, 2014-March 13, 2015. UW Special Collections Lobby and Reference Room.

       

      One of the most important figures in Filipino American history, Bulosan is best known for America is in the Heart, a searing novel of the Great Depression and a classic of Asian American literature. Drawing from a collection of his papers collected by a circle of Bulosan's friends and political associates following his premature death in 1956, this special exhibit explores Bulosan's life in the United States and his participation in labor organizing and in support of anti-colonial efforts in the Philippines.

       

      Conference:

      Empire is in the Heart: A Conference on Carlos Bulosan

      Date and Time:

      November 14, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

      Event Location:

      Room 145, HUB Student Union Building, UW Seattle

      9:00am-5:00pm. Room 145, HUB Student Union Building, UW Seattle. Free.

      In marking the centennial of Carlos Bulosan’s birth, this conference will address the relationship between his artistic and political approaches, re-situating his novels in relation to both Philippine and American literary traditions, his politics in relation to the socialist and liberal democratic currents of his era and our own, and his place in understanding the braided histories of labor migration, racial formation, Filipino diasporic imagination, and imperial expansion in the American Asia-Pacific before and after World War II.

      Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies; UW Department of English; Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest; and the Jackson School of International Studies. For more information, contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at (206)543-7946 or email hbcls@uw.edu.

    Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Correllpostersmall1212.jpgArt of Richard V. Correll

    • Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll

    New Additions to the Collection of the Labor Archives of Washington State, UW Special Collections

    December 6, 2012 – April 19, 2013
    Special Collections Basement Lobby
    Allen Library North First Floor Balcony

    Richard V. (Dick) Correll (1904-1990), was “one of the leading masters of printmaking in the West.” Best known for his powerful black and white linoleum cuts, etchings and woodblock prints, for most of his life he earned a living as a commercial artist in the book publishing and advertising fields while producing a large body of fine art in his own time.
    Correll’s themes ranged from landscapes, animals and agricultural scenes, harbors and ships, and music and dance to those which reflected his lifelong concern with political and social issues. This exhibit features selections from several core areas of Correll’s recently donated collection at the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections: Images of labor, social justice, civil rights, anti-war themes, work for the Great Depression-era Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration, and his work for the progressive Depression-era newspaper the Voice of Action.

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    Exhibit and Symposium: Taking it to the Street: Public Voices and Political Discourse

    Exhibit: Taking It to the Street: Protests, Strikes and Activism in Seattle [April 1-30, 2012, Ground Floor Allen Library North] examines Washington State's long history of street protest as a means of political expression, highlighting civic activism and citizen engagement in the contemporary political, social, and economic debates through materials from the UW Libraries' collections of newspapers, ephemera, photographs, and documents. It is located in the Allen Lobby on the ground floor.

    Two timelines illustrating the history of recent activism are located in Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers on the ground floor of Suzzallo. The Tea Party Patriots Timeline covers significant events in the Tea Party movement, while Occupy Wall Street & Occupy Seattle Timeline covers the Occupy movements.

    Symposium: [Saturday, April 21, 2012 ::1:00 - 5:00 pm, Research Commons, Ground Floor Allen Library South] This half-day Symposium brings together local activists and scholars to discuss why the urgent social issues of the time have generated an  upsurge of populist demonstrations, including the Tea Party Patriots and Occupy Seattle movements.

    The Symposium is free and open to the public.  Please use this registration form to rsvp.

    This half-day Symposium brings together local activists and scholars to discuss why the urgent social issues of the time have generated an  upsurge of populist demonstrations, including the Tea Party Patriots and Occupy Seattle movements.
    • Bridges Center Annual Awards Celebration
      Sunday, November 13 ::  Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st ST, Seattle, WA 98195
      Time: 5pm-8pm

    • OPENING RECEPTION: In His Own Words

    Research Commons, Allen Library South :: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4-5pm.

    A brief introduction to Chavez, followed by a tour of the show.

    • SYMPOSIUM: Viva La Causa: Organizing Farm Workers in the Pacific Northwest during the '60s

    Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room :: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2-5pm

    Two panels of farm worker organizers and activists who worked with and were inspired by Chavez in Washington State discussed his enduring influence. Moderated by Prof. Erasmo Gamboa (UW American Ethnic Studies)

    • LECTURE: "If you want to remember me, organize!" Cesar Chavez, Farm Workers, and Food Sovereignty

    Research Commons, Allen Library South :: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 12-1pm

    Rosalinda Guillén (labor and social justice leader and co-founder and Executive Director of Community to Community Development) talked about César Chávez's legacy, the efforts around the organization of farm workers, and how women and agricultural workers are at the core of the struggle for food sovereignty.

    • Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Annual Awards Celebration & Grand Opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State

    Nov. 14, 2010, 5:00pm - 8:00pm Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall

    This year's annual awards banquet marked a special occasion – the grand opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State! We welcomed new labor archivist Conor Casey and honored our students' and faculty's achievements.

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