The Hershel Walker ‘Peace and Justice’ Awards Breakfast is a long-standing ceremony honoring the life of Hershel Walker, a former union leader and activist with the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.

This year’s Awards Breakfast was keynoted by Bhaskar Sunkara, the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin Magazine, a leading voice of the American Left with one million monthly readers.

This years’ Awardees included:
– State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D 78)
Cara Spencer, St. Louis Alderman Ward 20
Richard Von Glahn, organizing dir., MO Jobs with Justice
Ed Finkelstein & the St. Louis Labor Tribune

The Awards Breakfast were held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Painters’ DC 58 union hall.

Every year, organizations and individuals buy ads for the program booklet highlighting their work in the fight for social justice and to support our fundraising efforts to make this breakfast possible.

We hope you will consider taking out and ad next year.

Full page ads are $500, half page ads are $300, and quarter page ads are $150. You can also support us by purchasing tickets for a table, which costs $200. (please e-mail ad copy to

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s breakfast and working with you as we fight for all workers rights.