25 Years of Bread & Roses
Your favorite community auction and dinner is turning 25 this year! Join us as we celebrate a quarter century of Bread & Roses.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
3 PM - 7 PM
QAD Headquarters in Summerland
Download this year's event promo to share with your friends!
See the forms below for more information. Put yourself down as an individual sponsor using the form above, or if you'd like to join our corporate sponsorship team, you can contact us for more information at email@example.com
There will be no tickets sold at the door. Tickets are $75 and available for purchase online here, via mail, or by calling our office. Please call our office for more information on sliding fee tickets--no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
We accept in-kind donations to our silent and live auctions, as well as donations of food or drink to serve at the event. To contribute to this year's event, contact Geneva Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
106 Years of Bread and 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.
Sheila & Jim Davidson
Anna Di Stefano & Deborah Karoff
Dick & Mickey Flacks
John & Gloria McManus
Alexis & Mike Weaver
Sara Miller McCune