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MayWorks: ‘Labor’s Got Talent’ May 16, video contest entries due

MayWorks-banner-ad2MayWorks continues this Friday night, May 16, with AFT Washington’s “Labor’s Got Talent” at the Best Western Executive Inn near Seattle Center. This is your chance to see union members sharing their talents with their union sisters and brothers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to attend for you and your guests here.

This Friday is also the deadline for the MayWorks amateur video contest. Prizes from $250 to $100 will be awarded to the top three videos, and they will be shared at a special presentation at the MayWorks wrap-up event on May 31. Submit your 3- to 5-minute video entries on the theme of “We Do The Work” — including the film’s title, filmmaker’s name and union affiliation — to Kamaria Hightower, c/o Washington State Labor Council, 314 1st Ave. West, Seattle, WA, 98119. Entries can be submitted electronically via email but must be in a form that can be transferred to DVD for screenings. (Check out last year’s video contest winners.)

In addition, here are some more coming events from the Calendar at The Stand:

SATURDAY, MAY 17 — AFT Washington is excited about building bridges with our upcoming labor and community “Solidarity Event” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. The union is partnering with a national nonprofit called First Book to host AFT Washington Celebrates Books and Reading. Get details.

SUNDAY, MAY 18 — Join the Hillman City neighborhood kids’ concert at The Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Avenue S. in Seattle, on Sunday, May 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. This participatory program honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger. Get details.

MONDAY, MAY 19 — “Does she work harder for the money? The role of gender in income inequality” will be Monday, May 19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle’s Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue. (Enter on 8th Avenue.) Join Anna Greenberg, Saru Jayaraman and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner for a lively discussion on income inequality, gender, and work — from the impact of tipping to the changing landscape of male and female earning power. Cost is $5. Get details.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 — Apprenticeship Fair for Job Seekers and Students will be Wednesday, May 21 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Georgetown campus of South Seattle Community College (Building C), 6737 Corson Ave S. in Seattle. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about training and job opportunities in a variety of building and construction trades. Click for details.

THURSDAY, MAY 22 — See the film “Inequality for All,” join in discussion on income inequality in the U.S., eat popcorn, and hear the Labor Chorus — all for free! — from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at the School of Social Work, 4101 15th Ave. NE, Room 305. The evening will culminate a month-long series of talks at the SSW exploring the connections between labor rights and economic justice for immigrants, people of color, and low-income families. Get details.

THURSDAY, MAY 22 — A reception for the art exhibit “Help Wanted: Digital Art about Labor by UW Tacoma Students” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 at the The Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S. in Seattle. The exhibit is open there daily M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month of May. At the May 22 reception, there will be a discussion of the work facilitated by teaching artist, Beverly Naidus.

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