“We Are One”: Women’s Labor Activism in New York City

August 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the City of New York

Since the early 20th century, New York City women have played a pivotal role in advocating for a fair and safe workplace, pushing for living wages, better working conditions, and benefits that support families. From the 1909 Uprising of 20,000 to the 1982 Chinatown Strike to the ongoing fight for a federal minimum wage of $15, New York women have long harnessed the power of organizing in service of economic justice for all.

Join us for this free online workshop exploring the history and legacy of women’s labor activism in New York City. Examine primary sources from our exhibitions Activist New York and City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Shaped New York, and leave with new ideas and confidence for including this history in your teaching.

This workshop is part of the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center’s Examining Equity in NYC series, which focuses on uncovering and honoring the historical roots of today’s movements for change.

This workshop series is geared towards educators but is open to all with an interest in the topic.

FREE. Registration required. 1.5 CTLE hours.

Questions? Email pd@mcny.org.