Bread & Roses
Your favorite community auction and dinner is turning 25 this year! Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Bread & Roses.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
at the beautiful QAD Headquarters in Summerland
Corporate and individual sponsorships are available now! See the forms below for more information, and contact us if you're interested! email@example.com
Advance tickets on sale starting in August. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Tickets are $75, and sliding scale tickets are available. 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.
Other ways to contribute
Send in a donation to help sustain our crucial work in the community!
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.
Thanks to our 2017 Volunteers!
Silent Auction Co-Chairs
Denise Eschardies & Jane Brody
Live Auction Chair
Ignacio Alarcón, Jessica Ashtiani, Jessica Bixler, Geoff Green, Judy Guillermo-Newton, Pat Hardy, Jill Johnson, Bibi Moezzi, Ted Rhodes, Kate Silsbury, Luis Villegas, Richard Yates, and FUND Staff, Interns and Volunteers.