Solidarity Centennial: The Legacy of the Seattle General Strike Era and the Centralia Tragedy of 1919
Feb
6
to Jun 7

Solidarity Centennial: The Legacy of the Seattle General Strike Era and the Centralia Tragedy of 1919

  • Special Collections Lobby and Reference Room, Suzzallo and Allen Libraries (map)
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The Seattle General Strike lives in popular memory as a testament to the power of solidarity and direct action by working people. Diverse groups united across occupations and political affiliations to assert themselves in a powerful eruption of action that closed down the city for six days. Featuring primary sources drawn from the collections of the Labor Archives of Washington and UW Special Collections, the exhibit will offer multiple viewpoints in the words, documents, photographs, and artifacts of the participants themselves.

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The Best is Yet to Come: The Future of Jobs and Organizing (Day 2)
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

The Best is Yet to Come: The Future of Jobs and Organizing (Day 2)

  • Building C, Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College (map)
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The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle College is holding a re-opening celebration and conference on the theme of jobs and organizing. Day two is a conference featuring discussions on a variety of topics such as race and labor, logistics workers, and community-based worker organizing.

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Seattle Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Annual Banquet
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Seattle Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Annual Banquet

  • Jerry Brockey Center, South Seattle College (map)
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Seattle Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) invites you to support our 20th annual fundraising banquet and silent auction on Friday, March 8, 2019, 5:30-8:00 pm at the Jerry Brockey Center, South Seattle College.  This year, our theme is “Our Power, Our People: Reimagining Justice.”

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Book launch: "High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light"
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Book launch: "High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light"

  • Washington State Labor Council Building, Main Hall (map)
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Celebrate an important chapter of local labor history at this launch of a new book from Red Letter Press. "High Voltage Women" is the first account of the pioneering electrical tradeswomen whose fight, beginning in the 1970s, for affirmative action and against job harassment changed their work place, their union, and the city. Louis Walter, Business Manager of IBEW #77 says, "This amazing story gives hope and inspiration to women in every workplace."

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Centralia Tragedy 2019
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Centralia Tragedy 2019

In conjunction with other events, the Centralia Train Depot will be a central location for the commemoration of the Centralia Tragedy of 1919. There will be union displays, information tables, walking tours and special events throughout the three day weekend.

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Book reading: James Gregory, The Seattle General Strike - Centennial Edition
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Book reading: James Gregory, The Seattle General Strike - Centennial Edition

University of Washington historian James Gregory will read from the newly published book The Seattle General Strike - Centennial Edition by Robert L. Friedheim with an introduction, photo essay and afterword by James N. Gregory. The Seattle Labor Chorus will also sing selections from its upcoming production of "Labor Will Feed the People."

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Labor Will Feed the People: Celebrating the Seattle General Strike Centennial
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Labor Will Feed the People: Celebrating the Seattle General Strike Centennial

  • Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium, Museum of History and Industry (map)
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For six days Seattle stood still as thousands of workers walked off the job. Making headlines around the world, the 1919 General Strike inspired others in the labor movement both nationally and internationally. Experience this historic moment through an immersive performance featuring the voices of workers, politicians, businessmen, and live music.

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