ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND MEETING
Labor History Association members and friends who were able to attend the event on May 19th found it an interesting and enjoyable afternoon. It included a lively panel discussion on Health Care Workers in Today’s Economy led by SCSU Professors Virginia Metaxas and Troy Rondinone and long time SEIU/1199 activist Steve Thornton. We were treated to a warm and engaging talk by Augusta Lewis Troup award recipient Edwin Gomes and his friend Edith Prague, both retired state senators and long time labor advocates. As always, our troubadour, Frank Panzarella provided wonderful music, and there was ample time for refreshments, socializing and discussion.
CHARLIE KING/ KAREN BRANDOW CONCERT
Charlie King and Karen Brandow presented a stirring concert and performance piece, “1912undefinedOccupy Lawrence: the Great Textile Strike” as a benefit for Labor History on September 21st. We thank Charlie, Karen and everyone who made the event such a success, especially Frank Panzarella (who opened the second set), United Church on the Green for providing us with such a welcoming venue, and all our members and supporters who attended and contributed.
OUR COMMUNITY AT WINCHESTER: AN ELM CITY STORY
The exhibit is being completed as we go to press, and will be on display at the Gateway Community College Art Gallery starting on December 14th. There will be an opening reception, with a date to be announced in January. See page 3 for details!
Also included in this edition: an article on “Getting Involved in LHA” by board member Anson Smith (page 2) and an excerpt from Steve Thornton’s new book on the Wobblies in Connecticut (pages 4-5.)