Cornell University

Celebrate Two New Books by Susan Eisenberg

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

NYC - ILR Conference Center, A
16 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

Join us on Wednesday, September 5th to hear a reading from two new books by Susan Eisenberg and a discussion on the current status and future of the labor movement.

"The poet laureate of the labor movement," Susan Eisenberg is a poet, visual artist and oral historian who works within and across genres.

Stanley's Girl is a book of poems rooted in Eisenberg's experience as one of the first women to enter the construction industry. This collection probes workplace-linked suicide, sexual assault, and sometimes-fatal intentional accidents, as well as the role of bystander silence and the responsibility of witness. 

We'll Call You If We Need Youoriginally published in 1998, gracefully weaves together the voices of thirty women who worked as carpenters, electricians, ironworkers, painters, and plumbers to examine why their numbers remained small. This new edition includes a preface describing how things have changed and how things have stayed the same in the past twenty years.

Event Type

Author Appearance

Departments

ILR School

Tags

NYC, ILR School, worker institute

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrat...

Cost

Free

Contact E-Mail

slo38@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Stephanie Olszewski

Dept. Web Site

https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute

Subscribe
Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity