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How Minority Men and Tradeswomen Won Justice on the Jobsite
Civil rights and labor activists in the 1960s and 1970s broke down barriers for women and workers of color in the construction industry, opening a pathway to long inaccessible jobs. Join UW Labor Archivist and Labor Archives head Conor Casey to learn how Seattle workers fought for justice on the job through the lens of the historical collections that document this history. Assistant Labor Archivist Crystal Rodgers will introduce and contextualize her pop-up exhibit on “Women in the Trades,” which will be present at the event. Conor Casey is the founding labor archivist of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Casey first became interested in labor history through researching his grandfather’s experience as a striking longshoreman during the 1934 Pacific Coast Maritime Strike. Limited number of FM system and neck loop Assistive Listening Devices are available for this program. To reserve an ALS, please contact the Public Programs Department at programs@mohai.org. _____________________________________________________________________ Stretch your mind and build community every third Wednesday at History Café. Join MOHAI, History Link, and Seattle Public Library in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the cities past has influenced the present. Find out more about South Lake Café at http://mohai.org/program/cafe/

South Lake Café at MOHAI

860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA · Seattle, WA

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History buffs of Seattle unite! Every 3rd Thursday of the month, we gather to discuss fascinating insights on history with expert speakers and novice history fans, alike. All are welcome!

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