Co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, American Federation of Musicians Local 47, the UCLA Labor Center and History Department, BlackMusic, BlackWork is an upcoming historical exhibit of the Los Angeles Black musicians union Local 767.
Aimed to launch on February 23, 2017, the exhibit will to share dynamic history of organizing in the arts that spans the founding of the city’s Black musicians union in the 1920s to the contemporary struggles of working musicians who understand the transformative power of art and culture.
Thanks to all of our generous sponsors so far who are helping make this vision a reality.
Los Angeles Black Worker Center – This dynamic table of workers, organized labor, community-based organizations, clergy, students, and scholars works collectively to improve the position of the African-American working class, facilitate co-empowerment of workers and potential workers, and strengthen the voice of L.A.’s social and economic justice community.
AFM Local 47 – American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is a labor organization formed by and for musicians over a century ago that promotes and protects the concerns of 7,000 Los Angeles-area musicians in all areas of the music business. Local 47 is affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, the largest organization in the world representing the interests of 85,000 professional musicians.
UCLA Labor Center – The UCLA Labor Center believes that a public university belongs to the people and should advance quality education and employment for all. Every day we bring together workers, students, faculty, and policymakers to address the most critical issues facing working people today. Our research, education, and policy work lifts industry standards, creates jobs that are good for communities, and strengthens immigrant rights, especially for students and youth.