Registration is now open for the Paterson Silk Strike Centennial Conference, to be held at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ on May 20 and 21, 2013.
Conference day will be held on Monday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Science Hall East and the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts. Presentations and discussions will address numerous aspects of the strike including economic and industrial change, immigrant community experiences and cultures, gender and race issues, labor radicalism and activism, and the aftermath of the strike.
Steve Golin, professor emeritus of history, Bloomfield College, will present the conference’s keynote address. Golin, considered the foremost authority on the history of the strike, has authored and co-authored numerous publications on the topic, most notably his book The Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike 1913. The conference day schedule is available (in PDF format) at http://bit.ly/13bl0YJ .
Tuesday, May 21, will consist of a daylong guided bus tour of locations significant to the history of the strike in and around Paterson. Locations include the Botto House, now home to the American Labor Museum, where the strikers gathered, and the Great Falls of Paterson, which supplied electricity to the mills. The complete tours day schedule is available (in PDF format) at http://bit.ly/14t0vaR .
Registration for the conference is now open and available to the public through May 10, 2013. The registration fee of $30.00 (payable by check) includes the May 20 conference day (including breakfast and lunch) and the May 21 bus tours. Please note that the registration fee does not include meals on May 21. To register, please use our online registration form at http://bit.ly/10arxT0 .
Additional details and updates will be posted on the conference home page at http://www.wpunj.edu/library/silkstrike100/ .
For more information about the conference, please contact Richard Kearney (973-720-2165 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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