For three years, the Labor Education Center has led a group of local organizations to create a labor history tour of the Quequechan River Rail Trail mill district in Fall River. These performances have featured student interns taking the roles of textile workers. Students from the disciplines of Sustainability Studies, Pre-Law, Sociology, Anthropology, History, and Political Science have participated. We have been fortunate to have broad community participation and local press coverage.
We have presented many programs in the past, including bringing Charles Pace, an actor presenting as Fredrick Douglass, to factory workers and students at UMass Dartmouth, as well as to high school students in New Bedford.
We've also presented a participatory theater production on women's history.
Diana Painter, LEC supporter, portrays Mother Jones
Workers' Education Program students portray women leaders from their countries of origin.