The Labors of American Poetry: An Evening with Mark Nowak

poetOn April 28, 2015, from 5:00-6:30 pm, the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education, the Brooklyn College English Department, and LaborArts present The Labors of American Poetry: An Evening with Mark Nowak.  Nowak is an award-winning poet, social critic, and labor activist.  His writings include Shut Up Shut Down (2004, afterword by Amiri Baraka), a New York Times “Editor’s Choice” book, and Coal Mountain Elementary (2009), an acclaimed book on coal mining disasters in the US and China that Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.”

The event will take place at the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway (Manhattan), 7th Floor.  RSVP to info@laborarts.org.

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Celebrate the winners of the Making Work Visible Contest!

LaborArts and the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education are pleased to invite you to join Donald Rubin and Rich Greenwald in gathering to celebrate the winners of the Making Work Visible contest, at the Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway (Manhattan), 7th Floor, on Wednesday, April 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Check out their flyer for more information, and RSVP to info@laborarts.org.

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Fifth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards

Lemlich buttonLaborArts and the Triangle Fire Coalition will host the fifth annual Clara Lemlich Awards on Monday, May 4, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm.  These awards honor unsung women activists, in the tradition of those who sparked so many reforms in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

The awards will be distributed at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.

The event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to info@laborarts.org. See LaborArts.org for information about previous honorees, and see their flyer for more information!

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