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Women at Work:
The 1913 Paterson Silk Strike

Vintage black-and-white photo of two young women from 1900s.

Monday, March 11, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Price: Free

Mahwah Public Library

100 Ridge Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Mahwah Public Library

Event Description

Join an educator from the American Labor Museum in exploring the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike with a focus on the women workers activities during the strike. 

In the winter of 1913, more than 24,000 men, women and children marched out of Paterson, New Jersey's silk mills calling for decent working conditions, an end to child labor, and an eight-hour day. 

Pietro and Maria Botto offered their home as a meeting place for strikers. Upton Sinclair and other champions of labor spoke to workers of many nationalities.

Specifically, the roles of labor leader Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and weavers Caroline Golzio and Hannah Silverman will be highlighted. 

Registration is required.

Additional Information

This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom.

Registration is necessary to receive the Zoom Link (please provide your email address).

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