Friday, March 16, 2012

Pride at Work AFL-CIO True Colors Recognition Awards

Rochester, N.Y.-- On March 15, the Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter of Pride At Work, AFL-CIO hosted their 2nd True Colors Recognition Award Dinner at the Diplomat Banquet Center in Rochester, New York. More than 150 people attended the dinner. The mission of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized labor movement and the LGBT community. The local chapter began operations in the fall of 2007. 

The evening featured a Labor Fashion Show called, "Workin' It!", written and hosted by Anne Tischer. Linda Donahue, Labor Educator for Cornell University's School of Labor & Industrial Relations, and Ove Overmyer, CSEA and Pride At Work member received the 2012 True Colors Award for their outstanding commitment to the advancement of workplace democracy.

We had models from Mother Jones to Convention wear:

Mother Jones played by Kitty Lambert from Outspoken for Equality in Buffalo.

With Courtney Brunelle as leader of the 'women's Army' 

   Scott Fearing as a Doomed Miner  

Lynn Giglio as Ida Brayman garment worker martyr 

 Michele Hundley as Rosie the Riverter 

Skit author Anne Tischer gives a tribute to Bayard Rustin...a fashion minimalist  

Union man...Tim Barbeto 
Colin O'Mally Metro Justice as the 'seasonal striker' doing direct action 

Angela Muscianes demonstrating 'convention wear'. 

...with accessories, a candidate for Union hoarder anonymous  

Maryann Sanford in 'Diva' convention wear 

The cast

Tom Privitere pictured with Ove Overmyer 

Local and National Pride at Work members 

Bess Watts, Donna Cartwright (National Co-President), Linda Donahue and Peggy Shorey (National Executive Director) and Ove Overmyer

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