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Working on the Water Film & Concert Series featuring Drew Kennedy
September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15
Join us for the inaugural Working on the Water Film & Concert Series, hosted by UTHealth School of Public Health’s Worker Health Equity Collaborative. This Labor Day event at the 1859 St. Joseph’s Church in Galveston, TX brings awareness to the workers who put food on our Gulf Coast tables. The event will be kicked off with the film Seadrift at 5 pm and a discussion with its director and culminate with a concert by Singer/Songwriter Drew Kennedy at 7 pm. Throughout the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to view photographs taken and poems written by waterfront workers, like fishermen and seafarers, and talk to experts and advocates who are working with workers to increase occupational health equity among an often hidden but essential workforce.
St. Joseph’s Church is the oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and was considered a parish for the working class. It was built by German immigrants and dedicated in 1860 to St. Joseph, the patron saint of laborers.