[act-ma] 9/05 The Bread and Roses Heritage Festival
cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Sep 4 09:40:07 PDT 2011
The Bread and Roses Heritage Festival is a celebration of the ethnic
diversity and labor history of Lawrence, Ma. This annual festival is
celebrated on Labor Day in order to honor the most significant event in
Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.
We memorialize the event with a variety of music and dance, poetry and
drama, ethnic food, historical demonstrations, and walking and trolley
tours, all on or starting from Lawrence's Common. We also host
organizations continuing the struggle for social justice today.
Bread and Roses is the only broadly multicultural festival in Lawrence,
the Immigrant City. And it is the only festival in the region, which
celebrates the true spirit of Labor Day, in the most appropriate
location, the site of the Bread and Roses Strike.
The festival is a one-day 'open air' celebration. The date for this
year's celebration is September 5, 2011 and historically runs from 12 to
We are excited to feature performers
* ZILI MISIK
* FADO SINGER ANA VINAGRE
* THE ANGKOR DANCE TROUPE
* TEN TUNBAO
* THE BREAD & PUPPET THEATER
* and many more!
To see our full line up please visit our Schedule page
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