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Sweatshop Warriors author to speak at Lucy Parsons
Email: alexander (nospam) southendpress.org
Address: 549 Columbus Avenue, Boston
04 Apr 2002
Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, author of the South End Press book, Sweatshop Warriors will be discussing her book and sharing strategies of resistance to the global sweatshop industry
Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory
Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
speaking Tuesday April 9th @ 7pm
Lucy Parsons Center, Boston
“Miriam Ching Yoon Louie’s Sweatshop Warriors introduces us to women who
refuse to accept their assigned place at the bottom of the sweatshop
pyramid. The Chinese, Korean and Mexican immigrant women, whose testimonies
are included in this work, have courageously challenged restaurant owners,
contractors, corporations, governments and transnational anti-labor
treaties. Here is inspiration and leadership for the labor movement and for
all of us who seek creative ways of mounting resistance to global
capitalism.”—Angela Y. Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Please join Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, author of Sweatshop Warriors , as she
highlights the voices of the pioneers of the growing anti-sweatshop
movement: immigrant women workers!
In her up-close and personal look at these extraordinary women
worker-activists, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie records the voices of these
working-class heroines sounding the charge for the anti-WTO legions.
Sweatshop Warriors highlights the role played by workers’ centers in
pioneering new methods for winning victories against global capital. The
women reflect on gender and class conflicts within their families, their
unions, and their ethnic communities, documenting the power that can be
unleashed when women workers break through patriarchal and racial silencing
to solve their problems. Sweatshop Warriors examines the practices and
policies that propel women, men, and children into dangerous and poorly paid
jobs and celebrates successful campaigns against Levi-Strauss, Donna Karan,
and restaurants in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, among others.
This exciting talk takes place Tuesday April 9th at 7pm at the Lucy Parsons
Center, 549 Columbus Avenue in Boston’s South End. Please call 617-267-6272
for more information.
Miriam Ching Yoon Louie works with the Women of Color Resource Center and
formerly served as national campaign media director of Fuerza Unida and
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates. Her essays and articles on immigrant women
and labor issues have been widely anthologized, and she speaks at public
events internationally. She is the co-author, with Linda Burnham, of Women’s
Education in the Global Economy (Women of Color Resource Center, 2000).
The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston’s collectively run radical bookstore
features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet
access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights.
Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End the store is just down from
Mass Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and Symphony T stations and
the #1 bus. Regular store hours Mon-Fri 12-9pm Weekends 12-6. Questions?