[act-ma] 9/03 34th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Aug 30 09:33:13 PDT 2018

34th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

Monday, Sept 3  11:30 to 6 Campagnone Common Lawerence MA

As the region’s only true Labor Day festival, 34th Annual Bread & Roses 
Heritage Festival is an open-air arts and music festival honoring 
Lawrence, Massachusetts’ multi-cultural roots and rich labor history 
while commemorating the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 
1912 Bread and Roses Strike. A day of activism and family fun, the 
Festival boasts 3 stages of socially conscious performances, an array of 
family activities, rows of community vendors, historical trolley and 
walking tours, culturally diverse food offerings, educational 
presentations and more!

SCHEDULE: breadandrosesheritage.org/schedule 
VOLUNTEER: breadandrosesheritage.org/volunteer 

• Historic Trolley Tours: FREE 50 minute tour of the historic mill town, 
Lawrence, MA. Departs from City Hall every 30 minutes starting at 
12:00pm, with the last trolley at 4:00pm. Get TICKETS in advance at the 
Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park tent (these fill up quickly).

Los paseos en trolley con guía en español salen a las 2:00pm, 3:00pm y 
4:00pm. Busque su boleta en la mesa de “Friends of Lawrence Heritage 
State Park.”

• Historic Walking Tours: FREE. Leaves from the Strikers' Monument on 
the Common across from City Hall and goes through the mill district, 
focusing on the Strike of 1912.

• Commemoration Ceremony at 11:30AM at the 1912 Textile Workers' 
Strikers' Monument across from City Hall. Welcome by the Chair of the 
1912 Strikers’ Monument Committee, the President of the Bread and Roses 
Heritage Committee, and Mayor Dan Rivera 

• Celebration of Dreamers and Doers for Social Justice - We will 
celebrate the accomplishments and ongoing organizing efforts of several 
local workers’ campaigns.

• “Hustle and Soul”- A group of young, local creatives present an 
eclectic multimedia production will take festival-goers on a 
thought-provoking experience to explore the topics of intergenerational 
struggles, the immigrant/urban experience, and reimagining the future of 
the City of Immigrants.

• Lawrence History Live! – Historians, workers, and union 
representatives present their insights into Lawrence's history and 
today’s workers’ issues and actions in a centrally located speakers’ 
tent. Lawrence History Live! also includes a Community Forum which 
offers in-depth discussion of the current housing crisis. Festival 
visitors are encouraged to participate and contribute their views in a 

• Community Corner – In the tradition of the labor, free-speech, and 
civil rights movements, we are providing a soap box, open to all, to 
step up and have a voice. breadandrosesheritage.org/soapbox 

• Family Activities – Family entertainment includes an international 
food court, pony rides, walking and trolley tours, a magic show, learn 
about reptiles, and portrait artist Ed Bray. The highly popular Kidz 
Zone will feature an eclectic mix of arts and crafts by the Lawrence 
Arts House <https://www.facebook.com/TheLawrenceArtsHouse/> (La House), 
a community based expressive arts studio with a therapeutic framework 
that reclaims art-making as a process for healing. MORE: 

While you're there check out the poster exhibit at the museum. (3rd one 


Festival on Facebook


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