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Bread & Roses 100th Anniversary Event

Radicals of the Best Sort: A Celebration of the Centennial
Anniversary of the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2012
6:00 pm
UMass Lowell, O’Leary 222
61 Wilder Street
Admission Free

Join the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Bread & Roses strike in Lawrence MA with an exciting public event at UMass Lowell.

Ardis Cameron, author of Radicals of the Worst Sort: Laboring Women in Lawrence, Massachusetts,1860-1912, will discuss the important role women
played in the historic textile strike of 1912.

Charlie King and Karen Brandow, musical storytellers and political satirists, will share songs about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.

Student poster exhibit outside O’Leary 222.

Please stay for a meal of bread and soup (food of the strikers) following the main event.

Book signing and sale.

For more information call Darcie Boyer at 978-934-4380 or email

Parking in the Wilder Lot (corner of Wilder and Broadway) on South Campus, directly across the street from O’Leary. 
Event sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Women & Work; Work, Labor and Society Program; Commonwealth Honors Program; Labor Education Program; and Bread and Roses Centennial Committee.

Co-sponsored by: UMass Lowell’s Gender Studies Program; Department of Sociology; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Department of Work Environment; UMass Lowell’s Classified/Technical Unit, MTA/NEA; UMass Lowell’s Grant and Contract Funded Employees; and Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council.