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What If Poor Women Ran the World?

May 2, 2018
7:00 pm

Goodrich Memorial Library
Image of African American women marching

Labor historian Annelise Orleck tells the story of nine African-American union maids in Las Vegas during the 1970s who challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting, vibrant anti-poverty program run by poor mothers.

Underwriter: Orion Global Talent

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Image by Clark County Welfare Rights Org., Las Vegas NV, courtesy Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College.

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Carol Nicholson
(802) 334-7902


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