The Bread and Roses Festival is organized every year by the Bread and Roses Heritage Committee (BRHC). The committee is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit based out of an office at the Lawrence Heritage State Park. BRHC was founded in 1985 to plan events for the 75th anniversary of the 1912 Lawrence strike. The committee is lead by a Board of Directors and a Council representing a wide spectrum of the community. Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. 


Monthly Committee Meetings
Third Wednesday of the Month 

3rd floor Lawrence Heritage State Park
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence MA 01840 (map)

Members of the Bread and Roses Heritage Committee can be reached by emailing info@breadandrosesheritage.org


Committee Officers

  • President: Glennys Sanchez, Community Activist

  • Vice President: Felipe Collazo, Musican/Promoter

  • Clerk: Gladys Gitau Damaskos

  • Treasurer: Pamela Yameen

Board Members

  • Bernard Trubowitz, Historian

  • Christina Villafranca, Union Activist

  • Elizabeth Pellerito, Labor Activist

  • Hartley Pleshaw, Bread & Roses Heritage Committee Member since 1992

  • Jim Beauchesne, Heritage State Park

  • Joshua Alba, Community Activist

  • Laura Chase, Friends of the Lawrence Public Library

  • Maria Medina, Higher Education Professional/Community Activist

  • Richard Shalhoub, Attorney

  • Stephen Lewis, Labor Activist and Poster Collector/Exhibitor

  • Tim Rodriquez

  • Tom Raiche, Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council

Committee Members

  • Brian Pickett, Folk Musician

  • Jonas Stundzia

  • Jurg Siegenthaler

  • Linda Siegenthaler

  • Phyllis Tyler

  • Richard McCarthy

  • Richard Shalhoub​

  • Sabrina Boggio

  • Si Kahn

  • Stephen Baird

PO Box 1137

Lawrence, MA 01842

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Website design by Sabrina Boggio

Photos by Sabrina Boggio, Steve Osemwenkhae, Robert Lussier, BRHC Archives