Jane Latour Presents 'Sisters in The Brotherhood' at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
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On March 19, Jane Latour will talk about her book, Sisters in the Brotherhood, covering the oral history of women working in non-traditional jobs: an elevator mechanic, an iron worker, a teamster, and others - all gutsy, women who survived the rigors of blue collar jobs. After receiving a BA in History and an MA in Labor Studies from Rutgers, she enrolled in a graduate program in Urban Planning at Columbia. Throughout her studies, for seven years, she worked at a printing plant, on pharmaceutical and electronic assembly lines, and as a building superintendent and painter. Ms. Latour has taught courses in Labor Studies at six universities, worked as an archivist in five labor collections, and has written numerous academic papers and articles for publication. She has received many awards and honors, including one last November from the New York Labor History Association for her "Outstanding Commitment to the Trade Union Movement, Public Education and Labor History".
Lecture starts at 6:00 P.M. at the General Society Library
20 W. 44th St. (between 5th and 6th Avenue) New York, NY
$15 General Admission--$10 Members--$5 Students