Bread & Roses Centennial Events

The Bread & Roses Centennial Committee was charged with planning and programming events across 2012 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the momentous strike of 1912.

The committee's member organizations were committed to making this centennial the best it can possibly be for the city of Lawrence. The four major events were coordinated by the Centennial Committee include an Academic Symposium sponsored by the Lawrence History Center, an exhibit of Ralph Fasanella original paintings sponsored by the Lawrence Heritage State Park, an historical strike exhibit and cultural space sponsored by the Lawrence History Center, and a Bread & Roses Centennial Labor Day festival sponsored by the Bread & Roses Heritage Committee. 

Other smaller events included: A city-wide "book-read" of Katherine Patterson's book "Bread and Roses, Too" sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library A "kick-off reception" in January of 2012 sponsored by the Bread & Roses Centennial Committee A Bread & Roses Film Festival hosted by the Lawrence Heritage State Park ... and many more!