Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll
- Images of Labor and Social Justice: The Art of Richard V. Correll
New Additions to the Collection of the Labor Archives of Washington State, UW Special Collections
December 6, 2012 – April 19, 2013
Special Collections Basement Lobby
Allen Library North First Floor Balcony
Richard V. (Dick) Correll (1904-1990), was “one of the leading masters of printmaking in the West.” Best known for his powerful black and white linoleum cuts, etchings and woodblock prints, for most of his life he earned a living as a commercial artist in the book publishing and advertising fields while producing a large body of fine art in his own time.
Correll’s themes ranged from landscapes, animals and agricultural scenes, harbors and ships, and music and dance to those which reflected his lifelong concern with political and social issues. This exhibit features selections from several core areas of Correll’s recently donated collection at the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections: Images of labor, social justice, civil rights, anti-war themes, work for the Great Depression-era Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration, and his work for the progressive Depression-era newspaper the Voice of Action.
Exhibit and Symposium: Taking it to the Street: Public Voices and Political Discourse
Exhibit: Taking It to the Street: Protests, Strikes and Activism in Seattle [April 1-30, 2012, Ground Floor Allen Library North] examines Washington State's long history of street protest as a means of political expression, highlighting civic activism and citizen engagement in the contemporary political, social, and economic debates through materials from the UW Libraries' collections of newspapers, ephemera, photographs, and documents. It is located in the Allen Lobby on the ground floor.
Two timelines illustrating the history of recent activism are located in Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers on the ground floor of Suzzallo. The Tea Party Patriots Timeline covers significant events in the Tea Party movement, while Occupy Wall Street & Occupy Seattle Timeline covers the Occupy movements.
Symposium: [Saturday, April 21, 2012 ::1:00 - 5:00 pm, Research Commons, Ground Floor Allen Library South] This half-day Symposium brings together local activists and scholars to discuss why the urgent social issues of the time have generated an upsurge of populist demonstrations, including the Tea Party Patriots and Occupy Seattle movements.
The Symposium is free and open to the public. Please use this registration form to rsvp.
This half-day Symposium brings together local activists and scholars to discuss why the urgent social issues of the time have generated an upsurge of populist demonstrations, including the Tea Party Patriots and Occupy Seattle movements.
- Bridges Center Annual Awards Celebration
Sunday, November 13 :: Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st ST, Seattle, WA 98195
- OPENING RECEPTION: In His Own Words
Research Commons, Allen Library South :: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4-5pm.
A brief introduction to Chavez, followed by a tour of the show.
- SYMPOSIUM: Viva La Causa: Organizing Farm Workers in the Pacific Northwest during the '60s
Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room :: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2-5pm
Two panels of farm worker organizers and activists who worked with and were inspired by Chavez in Washington State discussed his enduring influence. Moderated by Prof. Erasmo Gamboa (UW American Ethnic Studies)
- LECTURE: "If you want to remember me, organize!" Cesar Chavez, Farm Workers, and Food Sovereignty
Research Commons, Allen Library South :: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 12-1pm
Rosalinda Guillén (labor and social justice leader and co-founder and Executive Director of Community to Community Development) talked about César Chávez's legacy, the efforts around the organization of farm workers, and how women and agricultural workers are at the core of the struggle for food sovereignty.
- Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: Annual Awards Celebration & Grand Opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State
Nov. 14, 2010, 5:00pm - 8:00pm Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall
This year's annual awards banquet marked a special occasion – the grand opening of the Labor Archives of Washington State! We welcomed new labor archivist Conor Casey and honored our students' and faculty's achievements.
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