Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

Welcome to MayWorks

MayWorks, an annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history first organized in 2012 by Washington’s labor movement, is organizing an even larger series of events for May 2013.

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is proud to participate through a series of events planned for the Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24 to 27. Read on below for more information on the many different events coming up this May!

Now Accepting Applications for UW Labor Studies Scholarships & Research Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Bridges Center's annual scholarships and grants. Awards include:

This year, the Bridges Center will award over $35,000 in grants and scholarships to UW students and faculty in Labor Studies. | Read more


Wednesday, May 1

Book Talk: Silencing Race: Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico

Ileana Rodríguez-Silva, UW History

4:00 pm. Communications,Room 202, UW Seattle. FREE.

Ileana Rodríguez-Silva (Latin American & Caribbean History) discusses her new book Silencing Race: Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), which explores the ongoing, constant racialization of Puerto Rican workers to explore the "class-making" of race. In their quest for greater political participation within shifting imperial fields — from Spanish (1850s1898) to US rule (1898-present)— Puerto Ricans struggled to shape and contain conversations about race. In so doing, they crafted, negotiated, and imposed on others multiple forms of silences while reproducing the idea of a unified, racially mixed, harmonious nation. Hence, both upper and working classes participated, although with different agendas, in the construction of a wide array of silences that together have prevented serious debate about racialized domination.

Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5

Conference: Labor Under Attack: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

Pacific Northwest Labor History Association

Times, locations vary. Portland, OR.

The annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, a non-profit association dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of workers in the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Oregon and Washington). Members are trade unionists, students, academics, and others who share an interest in the history and heritage of workers in this region.

Several sessions will feature Bridges Center faculty and students:

  • James Gregory, former Bridges Chair and professor of History, will take part in a roundtable discussion on "Oral History and the PNLHA"
  • Conor Casey, UW labor archivist, will present on "Doing Research in the UW Labor Archives"
  • Leo Baunach, former Bridges Center student assistant, will present his research paper, "Organizing Precarious Workers in the CIO Era: The International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America

For specific dates, times, and locations visit the PNLHA website.

Tuesday, May 14

Talk: The Situation and Struggles of the iSlaves in China


4:00pm-6:00pm. Dempsey Hall, Room 4, UW Seattle.

The company Foxconn employs more than one million people in China alone. As the world's biggest contract manufacturer it works for Apple and many other electronics brands. Foxconn's workers are the "iSlaves" who face horrendous working conditions while producing communication tools like iPhones and iPads.

Based on Gongchao.org's research and activity around the struggles of Chinese migrant workers, this talk will use words, photos, and films to present the situation at Foxconn. The discussion will focus on ways to support the iSlaves and to relate their struggles to our own.

Gongchao.org was formed in September 2008 as a project for the documentation of labor unrest and social movements in China from the perspective of class struggle, migration and gender. The website offers a selection of analytical texts and workers' stories in English and German.

For more information, call 206‐543‐7946, or e‐mail hbcls@u.washington.edu.

To request disability accommodations, contact the UW Disability Services Office, 206‐543‐6450; 206‐543‐6452 (TTY); or e‐mail dso@u.washington.edu.

Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27

Northwest Folklife: Washington Works

Times, dates, locations vary; see below for details. Free.

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is collaborating with the NW Folklife Festival and the Washington State Labor Council's MayWorks program to make labor studies part of this year's cultural focus, titled "Washington Works."

Events the Bridges Center is contributing to include:

Friday, May 24

Saturday, May 25

All Weekend

  • Exhibit: Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll
    11:00am to 6:00pm. Lopez Room.

    Richard V. (Dick) Correll (1904-1990), was one of the leading masters of printmaking in the West. He is best known for his powerful black-and-white linoleum cuts, etchings, and woodblock prints on themes of labor and social justice.

For a full list of Northwest Folklife's Labor events, visit the festival website.


Wednesday, May 1

Event: 13th Annual May Day March and Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights

1:00pm rally; 3:30 march. St. Mary’s Church, 611 20th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144.

Thousands of demonstrators will take to the streets of Seattle on Wednesday, May 1 for the 13th Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights.

The theme of the 2013 march will center on justice for all workers and a community-based framework for dialogue on Immigration Reform. The action on May 1st is calling for an immediate end to the E-verify and S-Comm programs, as well as a moratorium on all deportations.

Immigrant families, students, union members and their allies in the civil rights, faith and progressive communities will commemorate the legacy of May Day and demand a roadmap to citizenship and strong worker protections. Participants will also call for an immediate end to deportations for those eligible for a roadmap to citizenship.

For more information, contact the following: El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social and the May 1st Action Coalition, ph: 206.650.2106, em: info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #M1SEA.

Friday, May 3

Lecture: Shadow Memories: The Archaeology of Civil War and Dictatorship in Spain

Alfredo Gonzalez Ruibal

3:30pm. Savery Hall, Room 264, UW Seattle. FREE.

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) has received some degree of international attention in recent years due to the belated upsurge of mass grave exhumations, usually conducted by grassroots associations with the help of archaeologists and anthropologists. The revelation of atrocities committed by the Nationalists during and after the war has been crucial in changing the popular image of the period. However, mass graves are just one material phenomenon of the conflict.

In this talk, an archaeology of violence is proposed that covers the manifold facets of the war and the dictatorship: from the trenches of Madrid in November 1936 to the forced labor camps that were still in operation in the 1950s. The aim is to show the possibilities of the discipline to produce, from material remnants, an alternative narrative of the conflict. This talk is based on an archaeological project conducted between 2008 and 2012 in which battlefields, concentration camps and prisons of the civil war and the Franco dictatorship were excavated all over the country.

Saturday, May 4

Concert: MayWorks Kickoff

RA Scion, John Crown, and Camila Recchio

6:00pm. Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121. $10 advance/$12 door.

The WA YELL (Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders) have put together the kickoff concert for the MayWorks cultural celebration, bringing together the collective power of voice and action, proving that progressive and Labor activism are completely relevant in today's society.

Come out and enjoy sets from some of the Northwest's homegrown talent including RA Scion (formerly of Common Market), John Crown with Jasper T. and the Homies and Camila Recchio as we party at the Seattle Labor Temple, in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.

Find out more about the artists:

Click here to buy tickets online or call 206-281-8901 for more information. This all-ages event is sponsored by the Washington State Labor Council, the MayWorks Committee, and the Washington Federation of State Employees Next Wave.

Tuesday, May 7

Talk: 2013 U.S. Truth and Justice for El Salvador Tour

Marina Ortiz & Bethany Loberg, SHARE El Salvador

12:00pm. Thomson Hall, Room 317, UW Seattle. FREE.

Marina Ortiz has worked with the Pro-Historical Commission for ten years. As a child she was separated from her family and disappeared. At age eighteen, Pro-Busqueda helped reunite her with her family. She has worked to help other families find their disappeared loved ones ever since.

Bethany Loberg has lived and worked in El Salvador for four years and currently accompanies SHARE’s human rights work. She previously worked with CAUSA, Oregon?s Immigrant Rights Coalition.

The Pro-Historical Memory Commission is a coalition of human rights organizations working for truth, justice, and reparations for grave human rights violations during the armed conflict in El Salvador. Eight organizations form the commission: three committees of the mothers and relatives of the disappeared: CODEFAM, COMADRES and COMAFAC, Pro-Busqueda, which searches for disappeared children, Tutela Legal, the Archdiocese’s human rights office, FESPAD, an organization of lawyers working for human rights, the Salvadoran Human Rights Commission (CDHES), and the Madeleine Lagadec Human Rights Promotion Center. Each organization specializes in different areas, from accompanying family members of the disappeared in their healing processes to exhuming massacre sites, documenting abuses and taking cases to trial. Together they present a united voice for truth, justice and reparations.

Sponsored by UW Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS), Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) and Center for Human Rights.

Thursday, May 9

Panel: Ethnic Identity & Political Power in the U.S.

Elaine Brown, Aaron Dixon, José "Cha Cha" Jiménez, and Carlos Muñoz

7:00 pm. Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room (225), UW Seattle. FREE.

A former leader of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown is author of A Taste of Power (1992) and The Condemnation of Little B (2002). She is also the editor of Messages to Our Brothers and Sisters on the Other Side of the Wall, a collection of autobiographical essays by black prisoners in New Mexico (2007). Brown is the Executive Director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee, organizer of the nonprofit education corporation Fields of Flowers, and, co-founder of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice and the National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform.

Co-founder and Captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party, Aaron Dixon has remained engaged in politics for the last four decades. As an untiring activist, he founded the Central House, a nonprofit agency that provides transitional housing for youth, and was one of the cofounders of the Cannon House, a senior assisted-living facility. In 2006 he ran for the United States Senate as a Green Party candidate. His book, My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain (2012), was recently published by Haymarket Books.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago, José (Cha-Cha) Jiménez is a community organizer, researcher, and founder of the Young Lords Organization. Under his leadership, the Young Lords joined with the Black Panther Party and Young Patriots to form the original Rainbow Coalition. In 1976, Mr. Jiménez ran for alderman of Chicago's 46th ward, becoming the first Latino to run and oppose Mayor Richard J. Daley's political machine. Today, Mr. Jiménez co-directs the "Young Lords in Lincoln Park" project at Grand Valley State University, an effort focused on documenting and preserving the history and legacy of the organization.

Dr. Carlos Muñoz was the founding chair of the first Chicano Studies department in the nation in 1968 at the California State University at Los Angeles, and the founding chair of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Among his publications he counts Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement, recipient of the Gustavus Myers Book Award for “outstanding scholarship in the study of human rights in the U.S.” A long-time activist, in 1996 he received the University of Michigan’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., César Chávez, and Rosa Parks Award.

Event sponsored by UW American Ethnic Studies. For more information, call 206-543-5401 or email aes@uw.edu.

Friday, May 10

Conference: Women In the Trades

9:00am to 2:00pm. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109. Free.

Many women have never considered career options such as welding, electricity or carpentry, but these opportunities are available, and even more so as baby boomer workers are nearing retirement. Who WILL keep our lights on, our bridges safe, our water running and our roads paved? These are jobs that cannot be outsourced.

As the oldest women's trade organization in the Puget Sound, it is WIT's job to educate and inspire our youth, as well as steer work-ready women toward these high paying, mentally challenging, and self-empowering careers in the trades. We connect the dots.

This is a prime opportunity for women of all ages to meet recruiters and tradeswomen such as carpenters, electricians, painters and bricklayers, then learn about wages and salaries, training and necessary skills. The purpose of this event is two-fold. First, it's education. Scores of high school, middle school and college students attend and learn about career opportunities. Second, we connect work ready women with jobs. Many exhibitors bring with them job applications and many folks have been hired "on-the-spot".

Friday, May 10

Seminar: The Agony and Ecstasy of Good Jobs: State Capacity and Labor Rights in Developing Countries

Anne Greenleaf and Jennifer Noveck, University of Washington

12:00-1:30pm. Gowen Hall, Olson Room (Room 1A), UW Seattle. FREE.

As part of the Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP) series, Anne Greenleaf and Jennifer Noveck, PhD Students in Political Science at the University of Washington) will present their paper "The Agony and Ecstasy of Good Jobs: State Capacity and Labor Rights in Developing Countries" (with Daniel Berliner and Milli Lake). Faculty member Victor Menaldo (Political Science, UW) will discuss the paper following their presentation.

Friday, May 10

Film Screening: Aoki

7:00 pm. Smith Hall,Room 120, UW Seattle. FREE.

Richard Aoki (1938-2009) was a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Richard's life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends, and former students. Viewers will learn about Richard's childhood in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp, growing up in West Oakland, and serving eight years in the U.S. military.

The film explores previously unknown facts about the formation of the Black Panther Party such as how Richard became intimately involved in its founding and contributed the first two firearms to the Party. AOKI highlights how Richard's leadership also made a significant impact on individuals and groups in the contemporary Asian American Movement. Richard’s contributions to the groundbreaking organization Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA) and its involvement in the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) student strike led to the formation of ethnic studies at U.C. Berkeley. Above all else, AOKI is a film that demonstrates the incredible dedication to justice that one man’s life has had and how the lessons of solidarity, commitment, and discipline can carry on from one generation to the next.

Event sponsored by UW American Ethnic Studies. For more information, call 206-543-5401 or email aes@uw.edu.

Friday, May 17 to Saturday, May 18

Conference: Empires of Capital: Race Across the Atlantic and the Pacific

9:00am, each day. Allen Library, Petersen Room, UW Seattle. FREE.

The two-day conference seeks to theorize and historicize racial capitalism in the modern world. Building on Cedric Robinson's insight that capitalist development has been pursued and organized fundamentally around race, presenters will strive to uncover the multiple layers of capitalist expansion—ideological, cultural, economic, and social. In particular, they will interrogate the privileging (and universalizing) of liberal citizen-subjects and western nation-states in modern forms of knowledge production. The conference will explore how we might study other political and social actors — those who encountered and those who continue to experience western modernity through slavery, contract labor, colonialism, and state violence—to reveal and comprehend the tensions and contradictions of racial capitalism in the past and in the present and across the Atlantic and the Pacific.

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Friedman, Haverford College
  • Peter James Hudson, Vanderbilt University
  • Jodi Kim, University of California, Riverside
  • Lisa Lowe, Tufts University
  • Jennifer Morgan, New York University
  • Shelley Streeby, University of California, San Diego
  • Manu Vimalassery, Texas Tech University
  • Michael Witgen, University of Michigan

Tuesday, May 21

Book Talk: Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration

Matthew Sparke, UW Geography

7:00 pm. Communications Building, Room 202, UW Seattle. FREE.

Matthew Sparke (UW Geography and International Studies) talks about his new book Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, this book helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Interdisciplinary, accessible, and comprehensive, this guide identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency. At the same time, it is designed to help students understand the way in which the word "Globalization" - and the struggles over its meaning - lies at the heart of debates between advocates of a "free market" and what critics describe as the damage and devastation of "market fundamentalism" and "neoliberalism."

Wednesday, May 22

Labor Book Reading Group

MLKCLC Education Committee

5:30-7:00 pm. Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121. Room 208.

The next MLKCLC Education Committee Book Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:30pm 7:00pm at the Seattle Labor Temple, room 208.

Bring a snack and join in the discussion of our latest book! We will finish reading For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America Since 1865 by Robert H. Zieger. We will discuss chapters 5-7 of the book. Please bring book suggestions so that we can chose a new reading to begin for the summer!

For more information, contact Cheryl Coney at the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at (206) 934-5350 or cheryl.coney@seattlecolleges.edu



2013-2014 Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship

$5,500 scholarship for students entering or transferring into the University of Washington

Deadline to apply: May 20, 2013

The Bridges Center is proud to announce a scholarship for students incoming to the University of Washington in 2013-2014, the Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship.

The scholarship is available to students who are incoming (either as freshmen or transfer students) to the University of Washington, qualify for financial aid, and have an interest in social justice and human rights. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Founded through the efforts of the Inlandboatmen's Union, Region 37, this scholarship honors Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement.

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden at hbcls@uw.edu.

2013-2014 Scholarships & Prizes

Over $35,000 to be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students in Labor Studies

Deadline to apply: June 10, 2013

Each year, the Bridges Center awards thousands of dollars to top students in Labor Studies.

This year's awards include:

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden at hbcls@uw.edu.

2013-2014 Labor Studies Research Grants

Research grants available to UW graduate students and faculty

Deadline to apply: June 10, 2013

The Bridges Center supports ground-breaking labor studies research through our annual grant funding program. For a look at past sponsored projects, visit our Featured Research website.

This year's grants include:

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden at hbcls@uw.edu.


Garment workers ask students to take action (UW Daily)

April 23, 2013. One hundred twelve people were killed on Nov. 24, 2012 in a fire inside Tazreen Fashions, one of Bangladesh’s garment factories that produces items for Walmart, Disney, and Sears. Sumi Abedin, a survivor of the fire, jumped from the factory’s third story, breaking both her arm and foot in the process.

“We heard a scream and we got panicky. We wanted to leave, but the managers wouldn’t let us. They prevented us; they locked the doors,” Abedin said. “We went back to the machines, and after five minutes I started to smell the smoke. I asked for help and tried to leave but found the doors were padlocked. I saw the other stairs were blocked by the fire and suddenly I saw my co-workers breaking the windows. One of them jumped, then I jumped.”

As part of her first trip to the United States, Abedin made a stop at the UW last night to recount the disaster. She was joined by former garment worker and Executive Director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity Kalpona Akter and OUR Walmart representative John Smith. | Read more

‘End Death Traps’ tour puts face on garment work in Bangladesh (Seattle Times)

April 23, 2013. Five months ago, Sumi Abedin jumped out of a third-floor window at the garment factory where she worked. A fire was consuming the ground floor of Tazreen Fashions outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She’d tried to escape at the first smell of smoke, but discovered the exit had been padlocked by factory owners.

She jumped after a co-worker pried the bars from the window — but she wasn’t trying to save her life, just her body.

Bangladesh is the second-leading exporter of garments, after China, but the industry has an abysmal fire-safety record. Labor activists in the country estimate that more than 600 workers have died in factory fires since 2006. Abedin, 24, had worked in garment factories for five years and she knew what happened in fires. | Read more

UW English Language Faculty Picket for a Fair Contract

After stalling union recognition for faculty in Local 6486 for three years, the University of Washington has been stalling negotiations by not meeting for long periods of time for over a year.

Members of AFT Local 6486, representing English Language Faculty at the UW, picketed on Friday, April 19 calling for the UW to negotiate in good faith. Messages they aimed to send with the picket included:

  • We Deserve a Professional Salary
  • International & English Language Programs is a money-maker for UW and for Seattle (conservatively $12M per year).
  • Five years without a salary raise of any kind means a salary reduction.
  • Most of us have been paid below the appropriate recommended minimum UW salary for academic personnel for years.
  • Teaching professionals are forced to take a second or even third job to make ends meet.
  • Nearly 70% of our teachers are employed on a quarter-to-quarter basis.
  • Quarter-to-quarter employment has lasted nearly 15 years for some teachers.
  • The longest commitment offered is one year.
  • There are no options for on-going employment, promotions or tenure.
  • We are educational professionals with Masters degrees and PhDs.
  • We publish, do research, present at conferences, and teach abroad for the UW and the US Government.
  • We mentor and train graduate students from the English Department and more than 50 ITAs a year.
  • Tuition has skyrocketed, but only administrators have received raises.
  • The quality of teaching is threatened by poor treatment of teachers.
  • We always put students first, even when we pick-et for our Local or participate in contract negotiations.

Contact UW Labor Relations laborrel@uw.edu and tell UW to do better and quit stalling! | Read more


WA LERC Seeks Workers’ Rights Manual Project Intern

The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle Community College is seeking a number of interns for our Washington Workers’ Rights Manual Project. As part of this exciting project you will: strengthen your research and writing skills, learn about workers’ rights, and gain insight into how labor unions and community-­‐based organizations do their work as part of the labor movement. Bilingual applicants, particularly Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali or Amharic speakers, are encouraged to apply.

Intern candidates should have an interest in workers’ rights, the labor movement and law. Responsibilities could include:

  • Researching laws that affect workers in Washington State and translating them into plain language
  • Researching community and legal resources
  • Attending occasional meetings with community leaders and labor union activists
  • Helping to design and create online and print resources such as brochures, fact sheets or videos
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of a training curriculum for community leaders, teachers and labor union leaders to teach the manual

Internships are open to all college students and graduates. The time commitment is flexible and together we can work out a schedule that meets both your needs and ours but should be the equivalent of 10-­‐15 hours per week for 3-­‐4 months starting as soon as May 2013. The internship will be compensated with a stipend of $2000. | Read more


2013 Summer Institute for Union Women - Register Now!

June 25-29, 2013. University of Washington, Seattle.

CALLING ALL RANK AND FILE WOMEN, OFFICERS & STAFF! The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center is hosting the 2013 Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women in Seattle at the University of Washington. The Institute will begin on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 25th and end in the evening on June 29th, 2013.

This year's program is includes over 20 trainings and workshops, labor actions, and much much more. Some of the classes and workshops to be offered include:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Labor's Legislative Agenda: Power & Accountability
  • Organizing
  • Strategic Campaigns
  • Labor Law
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Women's Labor History
  • And much, much, more!

To view a complete list of the classes to be offered, or register for the conference, visit the Washington LERC website .

Questions? Contact Cheryl Coney for more information at cheryl.coney@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.5382.The deadline to register is May 31st, 2013. Late registrations received before June 7th will be charged a $50 late fee.


WA State Labor Council Seeks Entries for Labor Video Contest

MayWorks, an annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history first organized in 2012 by Washington’s labor movement, is organizing an even larger series of events for May 2013. Washington Works, inspired by MayWorks, will be the central cultural focus at the Northwest Folklife Festival on Memorial Day weekend.

As part of MayWorks, the Washington State Labor Council is seeking entries to a video contest. Videos must be on the theme of "We Do the Work," and last three to five minutes. First Prize is $250, second prize is $150, and third prize is $75. Entries are due May 3, 2013. | Read more

April 29, 2013


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WA StateDay Laborers at Risk: Developing Strategies for a Hazardous Workplace

Noah Seixas and Janice Camp, WA State Labor Research

Each April, Worker Memorial Day provides a sobering reminder of the dangers workers face in the workplace.

In this report, Seixas and Camp discuss the development of safety trainings for day laborers, who often work in hazardous industries with few legal protections.



Labor, Labor Studies, and the Future Conference

Miss the Bridges Center's 20th anniversary conference this past November? Complete audio of the event is now available on-line.

Conference panel topics included the history of the Bridges Center, youth and the labor movement, civil rights and labor, the 2012 elections, and more.



Silme Domingo Papers 1952-1992

Each year the Bridges Center awards a scholarship in honor of martyred labor leaders Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo.

This collection comprises materials related to Silme Domingo's work with LELO, cannery workers, Seattle's International Discrict, the Filipino Community of Seattle, Inc. and the Pilipino People's Far West Convention.


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