February 24, 2012
The Fabric of Hope & Resistance: NC Women Workers on Strike
The North Carolina Humanities Council and the Salisbury Branch of the American Association of University Women will present a very special 2012 International Women’s Day event at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury, NC.
Entitled, “The Fabric of Hope & Resistance: NC Women Workers on Strike”, the presentation will include real stories of real North Carolina women and trade unionists who joined the age-old struggle for dignity at work and a better life for themselves and their families in the Old North State. It’s sure to be an uplifting and educational event!
What: North Carolina Women Workers on Strike, a special Int’l Women’s Day event
When: Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Where: Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144
Join us for stories of NC women from the textile, tire, telephone, and paper industries by NC Humanities Scholar Roxanne Newton, Ph.D., Dean of Humanities & Fine Arts at Mitchell Community College, daughter and granddaughter of textile workers, and author of Women Workers on Strike: Narratives of Southern Women Unionists (2007).
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s as a day to celebrate women and achievements made by women and in women’s rights. The theme for 2012 is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures”.
This special event in Salisbury is just the thing to inspire North Carolina girls with the some of the many achievements of North Carolina women in the labor movement. If you live or work in the Salisbury area, we hope you will be able to attend this program on March 8.
For more information, contact former NC State AFL-CIO executive board member, Eileen Hanson-Kelly at 704-855-8353 or visit http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net/.