Worker Voice & Visibility

We have worked closely with the UMass frontline workforce for over three decades now.  It's has been an extraordinary experience.  The worker education approach has allowed us to connect deeply with participants who have shared their dreams, their challenges, their talents, their stories.  We aim to grow this section of our web site week by week.  There is much to draw upon: a dozen compilations of worker writing, seven exhibitions of worker art, 455 radio shows on social justice.  Click the menu at left to access worker writing, worker art, and worker voice.  Get a sense of our participants.  We have an awful lot to learn from each other, about each other.

Samples of Worker Art & Writing

  • Photo 4
    By Michelle St. Martin

    Here is an up-close photograph of a squirrel, bit of food in hand.
  • Sculpture
    By Thuon Siv

  • Skyline
    By Loni Edwards

    Here is a painting of a seated bear looking skyward.
  • Dream of Flowers Too
    By Hui Gao

    The winter blooming twigs never vie for beauty,

    I'll dream for blooms, but they won't bloom for dormancy.

    Toto let flowers fine you'll put them in warm greenhouse,

    Paint colorful flowers and you'll wait for days nice.


    The cactus blossoms are like pearls tied together,

    The Blossoms of kaffir lily's like flame of fire.


    Read more from Dream of Flowers Too
  • Spoonbill
    By Marvin Ellin

    Here is a photograph of a Spoonbill, feet in water.