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Northwest Stories - Seattle Labor Chorus

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Published on Apr 4, 2012

Fifteen years ago, for the 1997 Northwest Folklife Festival, a group of singers came together to join Pete Seeger for a special performance. And fifteen years later, that group—the Seattle Labor Chorus—is still going strong. The group has evolved into a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic justice, social justice, and the fundamental right of all workers to organize as a means of securing a living wage. It describes itself as the "musical voice of labor in Seattle, " and the group appears at rallies, protests, union meetings, and on stages around the Seattle area to inspire and educate in four-part harmony.

Northwest Stories has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Local videographer Doug Plummer produced the videos along with Deborah Fant, Deputy Director of Northwest Folklife, and Kelli Faryar, Programs Manager.

Read more and see the full series: http://www.nwfolklife.org/programs/no...

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