Leading scholars to discuss past, present and future of labor movement


East Side Freedom Library

The East Side Freedom Library will host a conversation on labor history July 18 with two of the nation’s leading activist scholars in the field. The event is free and open to all.

University of California at Santa Barbara professors Eileen Boris and Nelson Lichtenstein will lead the informal conversation. Boris and Lichtenstein “have produced path-breaking studies which highlight the ways that employment, work, the workforce, and the labor movement have changed in the past and are changing now,” according to the ESFL’s press release. “Their work has provided a series of vantage points from which to consider the development of strategies and campaigns to reshape the labor movement of the future.”

  • What: “Labor History: What’s Work Got To Do With It?”
  • Where: East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul
  • When: Saturday, July 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Who: Eileen Boris, a professor of history and feminist studies at UC-Santa Barbara, whose work has focused on women workers and the home as a changing site of paid and unpaid work; and Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy at UC-Santa Barbara, whose research began with manufacturing workers and has shifted in recent years to retail workers.

For more information on the event, contact info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org or 651-774-8687.

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