The Langston Hughes Club is an arts and culture committee of fast food and low-wage workers fighting for $15 an hour and the right to form a union. In February 2014, fast food workers and leaders with Stand Up KC hosted their first meeting of the Langston Hughes Club. The committee brings together workers interested in the visual and performing arts and allows them to train with professional artists in various mediums. The mission is to allow workers to train in the arts in order to document their lives and tell their own stories.
Workers have trained with professional photographers over the last year. Their original work gives a window into the hopes, fear, dreams, and daily struggles of America’s working poor.
“I, Too, Am America” Exhibit
The Langston Hughes Club is proud to announce the premiere of their work and their first exhibit, “I, Too, Am America” on a First Friday, May 1, 2015. There will be an accompanying reception and artist talk at 6 pm on Friday, May 1, 2015. Please RSVP below.
The exhibit will run from May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015 at The Talk Shop Gallery, 3936 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.