New York, NY – On Saturday September 23, the 32BJ SEIU community came together in NYC for the union’s 16th Annual 2023 Art Show: “RENEWAL / RENACER.” The worker-led and -run show was the first in-person show since 2019, showcasing the artwork of 140 32BJ SEIU members, retired members and family. 280 people attended the show at the 32BJ NYC Headquarters (25 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011).
The art of security officers, commercial cleaners, residential building service workers, airport workers from the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states across 32BJ SEIU’s 13-state jurisdiction were on display.
For years, the 32BJ Art Show has succeeded in bringing love for art, modern ideas and creative passion to people of all ages. Painting, photography, film, drawing, collage, poetry and other art forms were on display.
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“We have been through so much over these past few years, we have lost loved ones and had to adapt to an ever-changing world. That’s why I love this year’s theme of ‘Renewal’ or ‘Renacer,’ said 32BJ SEIU President Manny Pastreich. “In that spirit let’s renew our commitment to fighting for a more just world, where workers are recognized not only for their jobs, but also celebrated for their ingenuity, creativity and determination. And special congratulations and thanks to the 32BJ Art Committee for pulling off 16 years of member-run and executed Art Shows. Thank you to all of the artists for sharing your tremendous talents with us, it’s an honor serving as President of such a talented group of members!”
With more than 175,000 members in 13 states, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.