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

  • Sculpture
    By Thuon Siv

  • Whale
    By Paul Ribeiro

    Here is a painting of an orca whale jumping out of the water.
  • Malpeque Bay - Prince Edward Island
    By Liz Scott

    Here is a photograph of a Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island, the bay in the distance, with marshland in the foreground.
  • Never Volunteer
    By Lee Christian

               One of the pieces of advice Dad gave me before I enlisted was, “Never volunteer for anything.” Well here I go again. I never seemed to be able to resist volunteering, especially when it involved a trip, more or less on my own, to anywhere. And I’d done it again.

                It all started an hour or so earlier. I’d been sitting in the mess hall, drinking my second or third...

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  • Bathing Beauty
    By Jeffrey Brooks