- Massachusetts Probation Service
Media Contact for Cambridge/Malden District Court’s International Labor Union Poster Art Exhibit, “Working Together” is extended
Coria Holland, Communications Director
The Cambridge and Malden District Court Probation Departments are hosting an exhibit of International Labor Union posters. The exhibit is called “Working Together.” The collection was loaned by Malden-based collector Stephen Lewis, a former union steward and president who traveled the world to attend union conferences and began collecting posters. The exhibit, which has been extended through October 29, was installed to celebrate the Massachusetts Trial Court’s Cultural Appreciation Week.
The Massachusetts Courts celebrated its 5th Cultural Appreciation Week, October 18-22. More than 70 courts, court offices, and the Community Justice Support Centers celebrated the cultural diversity of its staff and members of the community with 100’s of activities throughout the state, including a statewide food drive. This year's theme is "Justice, Culture, and Community: This is Your Trial Court."
The exhibit’s more than 100 colorful and creatively designed posters—which feature images of people of various ages, races, and ethnicities—will be on display at the Medford courthouse, located at 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway. This exhibit-- was coordinated by Cambridge District Court Associate Probation Officer Allan Tuli and Malden District Court Probation Officer Gianna Franco. Mr. Tuli and Ms. Franco are among the more than 200 Cultural Proficiency Champions who helped plan events to celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I walked through the exhibit, I was amazed and inspired,” said Malden District Chief Probation Officer Marisa Cogliandro-Vaughan. “I think that this is a wonderful way to depict the struggles of so many people—spanning decades, and the realization that we are still facing many of the same struggles today!”