ADULT ED: As We Come Marching! Labor History & Bread and Roses

1550 Beacon St, Brookline (Hebrew Senior Life)

As We Come Marching!

Snapshots of Labor History and This Year's Bread and Roses Centennial

4 Sunday morning sessions: March 11, 18, 25 and April 1


Through newsreels, readings, and lively discussions we will consider the travails and triumphs of working people in the U.S. as they struggled for dignity and a decent living. The course will provide an overview of this incredible history from the 19th century until today.  We will discuss major events like the 1911 Triangle Fire and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike and will talk about the impact and role of immigrants, including Jews, on labor and labor politics in the U.S.  
Recommended reading: From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States, by Priscilla Murolo and A. B. Chitty, New Press, 2003.
Robert Forrant is a professor of history at UMass Lowell and chair of the Bread & Roses Centennial Committee.  Before receiving his PhD in history from Umass Amherst, Forrant worked as a machinist at the now-closed American Bosch plant in Springfield, MA and was a Business Agent for International Union of Electrical Workers Local 206 at Bosch for several years.
Tuition: $60 for Workmen’s Circle members; $80 for non-members; $10 discount for Shule parents and young adults (under 30). Pre-registration is required.
Don't let cost be a barrier to your participation.  Contact Leah Madsen at or 617-566-6281