[HCCN] Gathering re: labor mural and room naming on Friday, March 25 (note directions to Dept. of Labor)

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Thu Mar 24 11:41:41 EDT 2011


Please pass along quickly to others in your group or area. Thanks.

From: nancy button <nancyb at midcoast.com>
Subject: Fwd: Protest Friday re: removal of public art by LePage admin.
Governor LePage is having a mural removed from the lobby of the  
Department of Labor. It was  COMMISSIONED BY MAINE DEPT. OF LABOR ("a  
commission of a lifetime") by Seal Cove artist Judy Taylor in 2008 TO  
CELEBRATE OUR STATE'S LABOR HISTORY. View it at
  http://www.judytaylorstudio.com/nanl.html.


We are gathering Friday ( March 25) at noon in front of the mural at  
the Department of Labor to protest this attempt to re-write history  
and silence the power of the arts to tell the truth (their talk is of  
replacing the mural with something neutral...mountains, etc.) Please  
join us, Rob Shetterly, Natasha Mayers and others to voice your  
outrage at this growing corporatization of our government.  This will  
not be a protest ( yet) or involve civil disobedience ( yet), but  
simply be a chance to begin the process of educating people about why  
this is an important issue.

The Department of Labor is past the Civic Center going north toward  
Belgrade, on the left. Mural is about 100 feet into the building, in  
the reception room.

Hope you can join us! NOON, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, MAINE DEPT. OF LABOR,  
AUGUSTA

For more information, contact
NATASHA MAYERS
549 7516
MAYERSNATASHA at GMAIL.COM

MORE LINKS: http://www.sunjournal.com/state/story/1004031 (The above  
link does not seem to work for me any more) http:// 
tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/lepages-office-people-complained- 
labor-mural-resembled-north-korea.php

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