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10 Strikes, One Evening: A Book Discussion with Erik Loomis

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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10 Strikes, One Evening: A Book Discussion with Erik Loomis

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 — 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul, MN 5510
Free and open to all

The Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and East Side Freedom Library (ESFL) are proud, honored, and ecstatic to invite you to an evening with Erik Loomis, labor historian and author of his latest book, “A History of America in Ten Strikes,” on Thursday, February 21 from 7 PM to 9 PM. “A History of America in Ten Strikes” is a concise, insightful portrait of America through its labor movements and union organizing – the good, the bad, the racist – set against important political, social and cultural contexts at the time (ie. the general strikes by slaves during the Civil War). Because labor history is US history, Loomis not only weaves in dozens of other labor actions throughout the book, but also skillfully illustrates the issues that have plagued labor in US society. Loomis calls out the xenophobic, racist and sexist sentiments that have hindered the success of worker power, while also showcases the solidarity that has united labor movements in spite of it. Today, these lessons are invaluable to the preservation of grassroots organizing.

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Date:
February 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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East Side Freedom Library
Phone:
651-774-8687
Email:
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org

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East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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