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5/1/2010 - International Poster Exhibit “Worker’s Struggles” @ the

 

Think your job is oppressive? Having a difficult time trying to find work? You are not alone! Come see some of the issues workers face all over the world.

 

International Poster Exhibit “Worker’s Struggles” opens May 1 and goes through May 29, at the Agawam Public Library.

 

The exhibit contains posters from a number of countries, and reflects various issues that workers face in the work world. The posters in this exhibit explore issues of dangerous work, slavery, the difficulties of forming a union, child labor, lack of jobs, discrimination on the job and other issues. Viewers have an opportunity to see how these issues are reflected by artists from different cultures with different art styles from a number of different countries. The posters are from a collection of Stephen Lewis who is the Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union.

 

The Agawam Public Library is located at 750 Cooper St. in Agawam. It is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm., Friday 10 am to 6 pm., and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. For information call 413/789-1550. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Agawam Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

This exhibit will be featured on the Gallery walls and the double glass cases, and on the walls and glass case on the lower level.

 

 

 

Contact person:  Beverly Secondo 789-1550 ext. 102