March 18th-April 22nd 2018

    L.A. Public Workers Point to Some Problems, 1980


    I Like Everything Nothing But Union, 1983



    Sunday March 18th 12-7PM

    Public Talks from 5-7PM



    Jennifer Klein is Professor of History at Yale University. Klein's book Caring For America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press), co-authored with Eileen Boris, was awarded the Sarah Whaley Prize from the National Women's Studies Association. Her previous book, For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America Public-Private Welfare State (Princeton University Press) won the Ellis Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians and the Hagley Prize from the Business History Conference. She served as co-senior editor of the journal, ILWCH (International Labor and Working-Class History) from 2010-2015. Klein is the winner of the 2014 Hans Sigrist Prize, a major international prize conferred by the University of Bern and Hans Sigrist Foundation in Switzerland, for her work on Women and Economic Precarity: Historical Perspectives. In addition to academic journals and collections, her articles have appeared in Dissent, the New York Times, American, Washington, The, and New Labor Forum. She has been a recipient of fellowships from the NEH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Brookings Institution, and Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Research Center. She's currently writing on confinement institutions and the geography of waste in Southeastern Louisiana.



    "Fred Lonidier and the Art of Solidarity" This talk will place the work of Fred Lonidier within a longer history of documentary practices concerned with the representation of labor, and will demonstrate how Lonidier reconfigures documentary's pedagogical function in the service of activating a sense of solidarity among his working class viewers. Such a reconfiguration relies not only upon the particular mode of representation we find in Lonidier's documentary projects, but also in their sites of reception and means of distribution. Lonidier's art of solidarity keys us in to a rich and importance legacy of cultural work performed within the spaces of working class politics.


    Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Samuel Ewing is currently a PhD candidate in Harvard's Department of the History of Art and Architecture. His research focuses on the history of photography, in particular the history of documentary practices throughout the twentieth century. His work strives to understand how documentary has shaped political subjectivities in the past, with an eye on their continual transformation in the present. He is currently working on a dissertation, titled, "Instructive Documents: Radical Pedagogy and the San Diego Group" that treats the work of Fred Lonidier, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, and Phel Steinmetz. His writing has been published in Athanor and The History of Photography.




    Saturday April 21st

    Performance from 6-7PM



    The New York City Labor Chorus, with 75 members representing over 20 labor unions and District Councils, was founded in 1991. Our Chorus promotes union solidarity by expressing through song the history and ongoing struggles of workers for economic and social justice. Our dynamic repertoire combines the power and culture of union music with the great gospel, jazz, classical and folk traditions. Organized labor, united with its community allies, is an irrepressible social force. This is the message of the New York City Labor Chorus.



Maxwell Graham Gallery Valerie Snobeck Jason Loebs Caleb Considine Peter Fend