Bread and Roses Event
Profound thanks to our sponsors & supporters and everyone who joined us at Bread & Roses to celebrate
36 years of Change, Not Charity!
2016's featured food & beverage sponsors are:
Satellite Santa Barbara
The Secret Ingredient
Telegraph Brewing Company
Via Maestra 42
BIG thanks to our 2016 corporate sponsors & supporters:
Antioch University Santa Barbara
Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition
Classic Party Rentals
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
Easy Lift Transportation
Fielding Graduate University
Gary Atkins Sound Systems
Heritage Oaks Bank
James Irvine Foundation
Jenny VanSeters Graphic Design
Mission Wealth Management
Mullen & Henzell, LLP
Santa Barbara Foundation
SEIU, Local 620
SEIU, Local 721
Silsbury Wealth Advisors
The Towbes Group
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770
Walden Asset Management
And finally, thank you to our 2016 volunteer leaders!
Event Chair: David Landecker
Event Vice-Chair: Margaret Lazarus
Silent Auction Co-Chairs: Denise Eschardies & Jane Brody
Live Auction Co-Chairs: Lee Heller & Sheila Davidson
Event Logistics Coordinator: Robin Elander
Event Committee: Ignacio Alarcon, JoAnn Bell, Jane Brody, Sheila Davidson, Anna DiStefano, Lee Heller, Jill Johnson, Chelsea Lancaster, Lee Moldaver, Ted Rhodes, Mahil Senathirajah
104 YEARS OF BREAD & ROSES
The idea of “Bread and Roses” is part of a historical tradition that began with the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile workers’ strike of 1912. Since that time, "Bread and Roses" has served as a slogan for many progressive struggles in the United States. For the most part, "Bread" has represented a living wage and "Roses" has referred to workers' desire for dignity and respect.
On January 12, 1912 nearly 25,000 textile workers - mostly immigrant women - left the mills and poured into the streets of Lawrence, Massachusetts. After three months, the strike ended in a victory - with wage increases in mill towns throughout New England. The strike changed the face of both the labor and feminist movements. It was the first major labor action in U.S. history that was led by women, and for the first time there was a conscious effort to unite workers of all nationalities. Every union meeting was translated into 25 different languages.
It is in this spirit of collective action and coalition-building that the Fund for Santa Barbara continues to support grassroots activists and community organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political change.