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Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium III - Women in Labor History

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1413 Eoff Street

Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium III

"Women in Labor History"

10:00 - 5:00 - Pittsburgh artist Jennifer Rempel will be showing her painting of labor activist Fannie Sellins
Rempel is one of the premier muralists/decorative painters working today. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, her murals and paintings can be seen in Pittsburgh and beyond.

10:00 - 10:50 - Registration and continental breakfast

10:50 - 11 - Opening Remarks

11 -11:50 - Joseph Tropea - "The Widows of the 1907 Monongah Mining Disaster"
Tropea is a retired Professor and former Chair of Sociology, George Washington University. He is a grandson of a Monongah miner

12 - 12 :50 - Dr. Anne Marie Lofaso - "The Once and Future Female Worker: Legal Rights Then and Now"
Lofaso is the Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law at WVU College of Law, where she teaches Labor and Employment Law. Her scholarship focuses on human rights in the workplace. Education: University of Oxford, Oxford, England; D.Phil., Law; University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA; J.D.; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; A.B., History and Science, Magna Cum Laude.

1 - 2:20 - Lunch; A Birthday Party for Walter Reuther; optional walking tour of the Reuther and Pollack Monuments with Dr. David Javersak

2:30 - 3:20 - Mary Cronk Farrell - "Where Does Courage Come From? Exploring One Woman's Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights"
Mary Cronk Farrell is an award-winning author and former journalist who writes about little-known historical women finding courage and strength through struggle. She is the author of Fannie Never Flinched, a YA bio of Fannie Sellins.

3:30 - 4:20 - Dr. Jessica Wilkerson - "Nothing Worse than Being Poor and a Woman: Feminism and Caring Labor in the Mountain South"
Wilkerson is an assistant professor of history and southern studies at the University of Mississippi. She earned her PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first book, To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice, was published by the University of Illinois Press in January 2019.

FREE Pre-Symposium Event: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 7 pm - An Evening with activist songwriter and musician Elaine Purkey, whose song "One Day More" is featured on the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings compilation "Classic Labor Songs.”

Symposium Tickets: $30.00 (includes lunch) Use Green button, above right.

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Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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