Labor Center Awarded Mass Humanities Grant for Visions of Labor Project

Visions of Labor Banner with Logos
The Labor Center is thrilled to announce that we have received a $15,000 grant from Mass Humanities to support, "Visions of Labor: Film and Worker Voices.” This project, in Mass Humanities' words, "aims to help local workers see their work lives as worthy of attention and part of a historical trajectory in which they are agents."
 
The project includes a three-day digital storytelling workshop, a conference featuring documentaries and feature films along with newly-created digital stories about the lives of workers, and a website to showcase the videos.The conference will take place November 9-10, 2019 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 
Many thanks to the working group of Labor Center at UMass Amherst alumni, faculty, and friends (including Clare Hammonds, Pat Greenfield, Jerry Levinsky, Jon Weissman, Adriana Fieldman & Stephen Linsky) for their work on assembling this winning proposal.
 
In addition to the funding from Mass Humanities, this project has also been supported by the Northampton-based Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice, the Labor Center, and locally based scholars, unions and worker organizations.