labor rights


Women Against Slavery: Then and Now (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Women abolitionists have always faced opposition, but they have persevered. The author will highlight the valiant work of several women abolitionists past and present. Janet Willen is co-author with Marjorie Gann of Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery and Five Thousand Years of Slavery, both published by Tundra Books. Speak a Word for […]


Making African America: A Symposium On Immigration and The Changing Dynamics of Blackness – Various Sessions/Dates (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The Making African America symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Events and registration links listed below. Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30 p.m. EST REGISTER (LINK IS EXTERNAL) Remembering […]


On the Breath: Facts, Stories & Songs About the History of Labor Protests in NYC (New York Library) – VIRTUAL

This program asks: what was working life like at the beginning of the Twentieth Century in our city? Who were the citizens/laborers who took their stories to the streets to bring attention to their underpaid, dangerous work conditions? The Triangle Fire was the largest workplace disaster in New York City […]


Dr. Eric Cervini on “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America” (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. Eric Cervini is an award-winning historian of LGBTQ+ culture and politics. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, where […]