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Boston’s Radical Working Class History
May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The phrase "working-class Boston" still conjures broad accents and parochial politics in the public mind, but at the grassroots, working-class Bostonians have long built radical coalitions to bridge divides between themselves, challenge capital, and assert the power and dignity of labor. Join us for an episodic tour of Boston's radical working class in history, from the movement for the eight-hour day and the epic clashes of 1919 to postwar struggles for jobs, housing, and school equity that continue to inform today's organizers.
Nick Juravich is an Assistant Professor of History and Labor Studies and the Associate Director of the Labor Resource Center at UMass Boston, where he teaches courses in labor history, public history, urban history, and the history of education. He is currently completing a book on the labor of paraprofessional educators from 1950-1980 and conducting interviews for the Boston Teachers Union Oral History Project.
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