Schniderman to Receive Joe Hill Award at GLAE Concert Sunday

Friday, June 22, 2012

Schniderman to Receive Joe Hill Award at GLAE Concert Sunday(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)The lifetime achievements of local labor leader and activist Saul Schniderman will be in the spotlight at Sunday night’s Great Labor Arts Exchange concert (7p, Conference Center at the Maritime Institute’s Auditorium Building #3 ), as Schniderman (at right) is awarded the Joe Hill Award.  The Joe Hill Award honors leaders and artists who have contributed to the successful integration of arts and culture in the labor movement. Schniderman, president of AFSCME Local 2910 at the Library of Congress, has a long and colorful history in labor culture work, including singing in the labor song trio Folkworks, founded in 1975 to support the Washington Post pressmen, editing Talkin’ Union, a journal of labor folklore, music and history, from 1980-1988, participating in the USA Labor Culture Tour of Sweden in 1994. He directs the Inventory of American Labor Landmarks, a project of the Labor Heritage Foundation, where he’s also served as President, and is on the advisory board for the DC Labor FilmFest.  Pablo Davis, Detroit artist/activist and assistant painter of the world renowned “Detroit Industry” mural by Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts, will also receive a Joe Hill Award Sunday night. - photo of Schniderman courtesy of the Labor Heritage Foundation


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