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(Ithaca) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center announces a Wine, Beer and Cheese Reception to celebrate the three winners of the first-ever ‘Living Wage Visioning Contest‘ on Friday, October 7th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cafe Above Autumn Leaves Used Books on The Commons in Ithaca.

The event is also fully situated within the Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s First Friday Gallery Night. ALL submissions will be showcased at the event.

The Contest entry period was from July 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016. Contestants were asked to produce an original creative work that gave artistic voice to their vision of how their life and the life of their family would change if they were paid a Living Wage.

The eighteen (18) forms of creative work are incredibly heartfelt and expressive of the Contestants’ experiences and feelings. Entries included a dance video, a recorded song, visual arts, posters, poems, and short stories.

 

The first place winner is receiving $1,250; second place winner will receive $750; and third place, $500.

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.