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Join us at Lawrence’s Bread and Roses Heritage Festival
September 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We Need Volunteers on Monday, September 4 when Massachusetts Peace Action and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom – Boston Branch will set up an outreach table at Lawrence’s Bread and Roses Festival. We’ll be showing off our Nuclear Globe and asking people to sign our petitions on nuclear disarmament, endless war in the Middle East, North Korea and the People’s Budget.
Can you take aside an hour or two between noon at 5pm? Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-354-2169 to sign up! We will arrange carpools, or you can take the MBTA commuter rail from North Station departing at 11:25 am. Park at the Lawrence Senior Center, 155 Haverhill St.
Information on the Bread and Roses Festival: The 33d Annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival will be held, as always, on Labor Day. This year on Monday, September 4, 2017! More information
It is a *FREE, *open air, labor and social justice event, on Lawrence’s Compagnone Common, from noon to 5:00 PM
Enjoy an electric day of musical, dance, and theatrical performances from a diverse range of cultures from American Folk, Salsa, Blues, Celtic, Hip Hop, and more!
Hungry? Stroll down the walkway of food vendors to choose BBQ, Dominican, Turkish, Vietnamese, Mexican, and other international treats!
Have Children? The Kidz Zone will surely put a smile on children young and old! With pony rides, face painting, hula hooping, a juggler, and even story telling!
Social justice? Our row of information vendors brings together community groups and non-profits from around the area to have discussions with visitors on the many issues we face, provide resources for those who need help, and opportunities for those wanting to get involved further.
Like to learn? Lawrence History Live and the workshop tents are the spot for you. Not only will you get historical mentions and reenactments on the main stage, but these tents provide a deeper look into past events, such as the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912, immigration history of the area, present day labor and social efforts, as well as introductory classes on traditional and new organizing models.