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 You, originally 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.