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OUR MISSION

The Bread and Roses Heritage Committee honors the Strike of 1912 as a grassroots labor movement led by working class immigrants and their descendants in the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts - a fight for social justice that continues to this day even as the demographics of the city continue to change. Our mission is to honor the essence of the past while building a more equitable present and future through education, arts, activism, and support of the local economy. In the spirit of the "Bread and Roses" Strike of 1912, the Committee hosts community events throughout the year to support residents’ ability to both survive (bread) and thrive (roses), in addition to coordinating an annual Labor Day festival on the site of the Strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

OUR MEMBERS

The Bread and Roses Heritage Committee (BRHC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit led by a volunteer Board of Directors with the support of a Community Advisory Council.

OFFICERS

Co-President: Genithia L. Hogges

Co-President: Isoken Steve Osemwenkhae

Vice-President: Elizabeth Pellerito

Secretary: Wangeci Gitau-Damaskos

Treasurer: Thuy Paulino

DIRECTORS

Celeste Cruz | Bernard Trubowitz | Andrea EK Vannett

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Glennys Suarez

COMMITTEE CONSULTANTS

Felipe Collazo | Jessica V. Vilas Novas

VIRTUAL TOUR OF LAWRENCE

TOUR VIRTUAL DE LAWRENCE

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