Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2018
After a week of hard work, the 2018 Summer Institute concluded with a listening party on June 28th at the Worker's Defense Project. The venue was packed with people coming to hear our participants' podcasts chronicling stories and folklore related to this year's theme of Immigration and Labor.
Over the course of a week, the participants worked with our Stories From Deep in the Heart Program...
Posted on Tue May 29, 2018
Workers Defense Project (WDP) is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.
WDP was founded in August 2002 by employees and volunteers of Casa Marianella, a local Austin shelter, to address the problem of unpaid wages for Austin’s low-wage workers.
WDP is a worker...
Posted on Mon May 28, 2018
Free general admission with RSVPTexas Folklife and the Workers Defense Project invite the public to join us for the premiere of our new radio series, "Immigration and Labor: Stories from the Texas Workforce," as well as a talk by Dr. Suzanne Seriff of the University of Texas at Austin on her work in folklore. This series of audio documentaries about labor, immigration, and workers has...