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

  • Image 3
    By Paul Ribeiro

    Here is a painting of an ancient green-faced Egyptian deity or pharaoh.
  • Tignish Run - Prince Edward Island
    By Liz Scott

    Here is a photograph of boats at dock at Tighish run, Prince Edward Island.
  • B42
    By Allen Martel

    Here is a photograph of a a piece of jewelry, blue strands of beads with a glittering green stone centerpiece.
  • My Sweetheart Voice
    By Sally Davis

               My sweetheart voice. My sweetheart. That sounds so dear. Though under the scrutiny of the editor it has sounded frail, of little substance, fluffy.

               Each time I speak, or read my writings, or produce something of myself, I get a dazzling little glimmer of more to come, a flash of new horizons yet to explore; but this is seen through a war zone wrought by the editor...

    Read more from My Sweetheart Voice
  • Bath Bombs and More
    By Mara Martins