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Join UW Harry Bridges Center for 30th anniversary event Nov. 13

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support Labor Studies


SEATTLE — The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington is hosting its annual Awards Celebration again this year, and is returning to an in-person celebration just in time for the center’s 30th anniversary! All are invited to join the center’s faculty, students, and community as they celebrate on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom at Husky Union Building (HUB) on UW’s Seattle campus. Register today!

In 1992, an unprecedented grassroots fundraising effort established the Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies in memory of the legendary founding president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. One thousand union members and their friends gave $1,000 each, creating the only endowed chair in the United States to honor a labor leader.

Thirty years later, the Chair has grown into the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, a full-fledged program dedicated to education and research about workers and their organizations. The center annually enrolls hundreds of students in its labor classes, awards more than $100,000 in scholarships and research grants, and provides students hands-on experience in the labor movement through student internships.

The Nov. 13 Awards Celebration is free and open to the public, but space is limited and tickets are required. Please register by visiting

TAKE A STAND — Labor Studies at the University of Washington depends on grassroots support. Union, group and individual contributions ensure that labor classes, scholarships, and research continue to be available to new generations of the labor movement. To sponsor the Awards Celebration or place an advertisement in the event program, visit

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