[act-ma] 5/04 Boston's Radical Working Class History

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Apr 30 19:25:03 PDT 2021

    TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 AT 7 PM EDT – 8:15 PM EDT

    Boston's Radical Working Class History

The phrase "working-class Boston" still conjures broad accents and 
parochial politics in the public mind (particularly whenever the city 
finds itself on film), but at the grassroots, working-class Bostonians 
have long built radical coalitions to bridge divides between themselves, 
challenge capital, and assert the power and dignity of labor. Join us 
for an episodic tour of Boston's radical working class in history, from 
the movement for the eight-hour day and the epic clashes of 1919 to 
postwar struggles for jobs, housing, and school equity that continue to 
inform today's organizers.
Nick Juravich is an Assistant Professor of History and Labor Studies and 
the Associate Director of the Labor Resource Center at UMass Boston, 
where he teaches courses in labor history, public history, urban 
history, and the history of education. He is currently completing a book 
on the labor of paraprofessional educators from 1950-1980 and conducting 
interviews for the Boston Teachers Union Oral History Project.
Please call the branch at 617-522-1960 or email Emily at 
connolly at bpl.org for the Zoom link.

Event by *Labor Resource Center 
<https://www.facebook.com/LaborResourceCenter/>* and *Connolly Branch of 
the Boston Public Library <https://www.facebook.com/bplconnolly/>*


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