Pints from the Past: Striking Women and Fallen Girls

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In 1913 a group of women working at a fruit cannery in Portland went on strike. They did so at a time when nationwide attention was focused on the panic over "white slavery," the fear that young white women were being kidnapped and sold into prostitution. This talk will focus on how the fictitious white slavery narrative shaped events surrounding the strike.

Heather Mayer is a historian interested in social justice movements in the United States. Introduced to the history of radicalism through punk music and the antiglobalization and antiwar activism of the late 1990s and early 2000s, she decided to focus her studies on the intersections of gender and labor activism. She received her PhD from Simon Fraser University and has been teaching history at Portland Community College since 2008. Her book Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924 was released from Oregon State University Press in 2018. 

Come on down and support a local business that serves delicious food and a wide variety of beverages while you enjoy free entertainment from our delightful presenter.  Doors open at 6:30 so you have time to choose a seat and order a meal. The presentation begins at 7:00!

This program is offered by the Lake Oswego Public Library in cooperation with the Lake Theater & Café. Admission is free and no ticket is required. Doors open at 6:30, presentation begins at 7:00. The Lake Theater & Café is located at 106 North State Street in Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Carissa Barrett at or 503-534-4237.

Lake Theater and Cafe
106 North State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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