Special Event, Public Program The 1912 Bread and Roses Strike 20 March 2012.Tuesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 P.M. Robert Forrant, University of Massachusetts-Lowell and James Green, University of Massachusetts-Boston

In January 1912, textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, launched an explosive eight-week strike that popularized the slogan "Bread and Roses." The strikers' victory led to improved working conditions and higher wages for more than 150,000 semi-skilled workers in the New England textile industry. Join Robert Forrant, Professor of Economic and Social Development at UMass Lowell, and a panel of labor historians as they discuss the consequences of the strike in the city of Lawrence and on the strike's participants, many of whom were immigrants, and more than half of whom were women. Panelists will also debate the strike's enduring legacy and how contemporary labor practices and policies reflect the victories won almost one hundred years ago.

Reservations requested: please call 617-646-0560 or click on the ticket icon above to register online.