Bread and Roses Missouri is a celebration of the arts in the lives of working people and their families. As the labor hymn for which the organization is named reminds us, “Hearts starve as well as bodies…”
Mission: Bread and Roses Missouri uses an arts lens to examine social and economic justice issues in all our programming. We believe that cultural and creative expression are a means to effect deep and lasting social change.
We accomplish our mission by organizing and participating in arts and humanities events, exhibits, and workshops for and about workers and their families that address the root causes of poverty and inequality, and that move us toward an economic base that benefits the entire community. All proceeds benefit Bread and Roses Missouri!
Bread and Roses believes in equality for all on and off the job. Using an arts lens, we are committed to fighting against racism, sexism, classism and other forms of discrimination and for affirmative action, cultural diversity and a more just society for all.