Saturday, May 19 at 10 AM – 12:30 PM
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From the Labor Hall of Fame to Joe Hill’s ashes, worker’s history is around just about every corner in our nation’s capital, if you know where to look. This 3-hour walking tour of downtown DC reveals labor’s often-untold story of protest and resistance. Library of Congress Steward Director for AFSCME Local 2910 and librarian David Fernández-Barrial leads the tour.
NOTE: it’s an easy 2.5-mile walk but wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Tour highlights: AFL-CIO lobby murals; 1953 CIO headquarters; The Real Roosevelt Memorial; Joe Hill’s ashes; Bas relief depictions of labor & trade; 1895 Knights of Labor HQ; Bonus Expeditionary Force & more.
Registration & Tour Donation
This tour has limited space and we are asking for a contribution of $10 per person, payable at the time of registration. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to one of the community groups we work with, in this case “Jews United for Justice,” http://www.jufj.org/
The registration is fully refundable if the tour is cancelled/postponed, or if you change your RSVP from “yes” to “no” at least 2 days prior to the tour – to give others the opportunity to attend.
This tour will sell out – sign up today!
Our DC LaborFest will run the entire month of May 2018 and includes the 18th annual DC Labor FilmFest, as well as dozens of labor arts events including music, theater, poetry, books, art and history. Support one of the only film festivals in the world dedicated to showcasing labor art and screening films featuring workers and workers’ issues.
“The DC Labor Fest – sponsored by the Metro Washington Labor Council and supported by numerous other labor and social justice organizations — provides a forum for numerous forms of cultural productions with a focus on working people that is rare in our corporate-driven culture industry,” writes Kurt Stand in The Washington Socialist. “The films, music, art and walking tours open a window on the experiences, ideas, aspirations of individual workers and of their collective struggles.
Managing Editor, Union City