Support from Ken Loach and Paul Laverty

The Bread & Roses Centennial Committee is happy to report that film and television director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty have endorsed the committee in its efforts to celebrate the Lawrence strike of 1912. Loach and Laverty are famous for teaming up to create the 2000 Palme d'Or nominated film, Bread and Roses, starring Adrien Brody and based on the "Justice for Janitors" campaign in California in the late 1990s. They ended up winning the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 with the film The Wind That Shakes the Barley starring Cillian Murphy. Loach and Laverty are well-known for tackling issues of social justice in their films. The following is their statement to the centennial committee:

"We’re very pleased to send our best wishes for the centenary events. We have a desperate need for strong unions now. With warm greetings and solidarity” Ken Loach & Paul Laverty