DC LaborFest Spotlights Labor Art and Culture (VIDEO)

By Ross Lenihan

The third-annual DC LaborFest is taking place throughout the month of May and you better believe labor arts and culture are on full display. Anchored by the DC Labor FilmFest – which includes screenings of Concussion, 99 Homes, The 33, and much more – the annual festival boasts everything from film screenings and live music to soccer and lectures on labor history.

Outside of film, highlights include live jazz by union musicians, a soccer labor night between DC and NYC, wreath-laying at the Mother Jones memorial in Silver Spring, and a tour of artist Ben Shahn’s amazing frescos at the Voice of America.

If you’re not in DC you can stream many of the events held at the famed Busboys and Poets on WPFW 89.3. To get you even more excited, check out the trailer for the highly acclaimed film 99 Homes here:

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