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SEE Rochester: A  Community of Workers  Photo Exhibit

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Rochester Labor History & Labor Education

Learning the history of work and the history of our unions here in Rochester.

Educating ourselves, our students and our community about our work and our unions today.


2020 Rochester Labor Film Series Update

This Fall was to have been a “Best of the Fest” program at the Dryden Theatre. We received a large number of surveys last Fall recommending films to show in 2020. We had worked out a program of nine films when the pandemic interrupted our plans and forced us to postpone the “Best of the Fest” to Fall 202l.

This is a great disappointment to us, after 30 straight years of the Labor Film Series. However, based on responses to a survey we did of many of you, together with the uncertainties of in-theater film screenings — the State of New York has yet to authorize them — we reluctantly postponed our program until Fall 2021. We hope life will have returned to normal by then and we look forward to seeing you at the Dryden next year. We will keep you posted on program developments.

Meanwhile, stay masked and distanced. Be well.

Learn About Virtual Labor Film Screenings this Summer and Fall

RochesterLabor.org is sponsored by the Ronald G. Pettengill Labor Education Fund.

Educational events include the the annual Labor Film Series at the George Eastman Museum, the Labor Lyceum and occasional events such as conferences, workshops, and concerts.


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