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The 19th annual Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, January 14-16, 2005, at the IBEW 332 Hall in San Jose

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David presenting the Western Workers Labor Arts Award to Pete and Toshi Seeger in appreciation for their longtime support for the Festival and recognition of their lifelong contributions to labor culture. photo by Bailey Buddy Winters

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David with, Jimmy Collier, Faith Petric, and Utah Phillips at the 2003 Festival. photo by Cathy Collier

Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival


The Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival is held annually on the weekend preceding Martin Luther King Day in Northern California. The goals of the Festival are to help build the labor movement through the artistic expression of working people and to honor Dr, King for his commitment to workers' rights. Each year union members and supporters gather for workshops and performances celebrating labor culture. The festivities conclude with a Benefit Concert with proceeds going to workers in need (thusfar these concerts have generated over $25,000 which have gone to groups such as striking cannery workers in Watsonville and striking Pittston miners).

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Joe Glazer, David, John Handcox, and Earl Robinson at the 1989 Festival. photo by Floyd Tucker, CLF News


The 19th annual Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival will be held January 14-16, 2005.
Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival
For information call: 831-426-4940 or write WWLHF, P.O. Box 7184, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.

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backstage with Jose Cuellar (Dr. Loco) at the 2001 Festival

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performing with jazz saxophonist Francis Wong at the 1990 Festival

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with Holly Near and Bettie Mae Fikes at the 2004 Festival

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performing with Bailey and ZoŽ at the 1992 Festival

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at the First Festival with guest Bill Bailey (activist-Spanish Civil War vet), and other Festval organizers: founder Jimmy Kelly, Marv Kaplan and Jon Boutelle

For information on the Festival please call 831-426-4940; or write to WWLHF, P.O. Box 7184, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.

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