The Bread & Roses Centennial Committee is charged with planning and programming a slew of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this momentous strike in 2012. The committee’s member organizations are committed to making this centennial the best it can possibly be for the city of Lawrence. The four major events being coordinated by the Centennial Committee include an Academic Symposium sponsored by the Lawrence History Center, an exhibit of Ralph Fasanella original paintings sponsored by the Lawrence Heritage State Park, an historical strike exhibit and cultural space sponsored by the Lawrence History Center, and a Bread & Roses Centennial Labor Day festival sponsored by the Bread & Roses Heritage Committee.
On January 27th, the People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle will celebrate the the centennial with “Singing for Our Lives” a concert featuring labor singers from across the country and Lawrence High School students. To look at this event click
Other smaller events include: A city-wide “book-read” of Katherine Patterson’s book “Bread and Roses, Too” sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library A “kick-off reception” in January of 2012 sponsored by the Bread & Roses Centennial Committee A Bread & Roses Film Festival hosted by the Lawrence Heritage State Park … and many more in the works! click on each subcategory for more information about specific events.