Cecily McMillan, a social justice organizer and prisoner rights advocate will talk about her experience at the center of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York as well as about her time at Riker's Island where she was subsequently imprisoned. Currently an organizer in Atlanta, Cecily will talk about the relevance of that past to organizing challenges today.
PLUS: Busboys & Poets' delicious food and drink -- lots of drink -- will be available for purchase.
Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name “Bread & Roses” was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions. Bread & Roses is held on the second Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets, Takoma.