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The General Strike: Back to the Future? at Busboys and Poets on Feb 6 Featuring Professor Julie Greene

Busboys and Poets (5th and K)
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This date marks the centennial of the beginning of the 1919 Seattle General Strike, which sparked a tumultuous era of post-World War I labor conflict that saw massive strikes shut down the nation's steel, coal, and other industries and threaten civil unrest in a dozen cities. What lessons from Seattle in 1919 can be applied in 2019?


The program includes a DC premiere screening of "Labor Wars of the Northwest,“ followed by a discussion with labor historians Joe McCartin and Julie Greene, moderated by Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large at The American Prospect.

PLUS: Busboys & Poets' delicious food and drink will be available for purchase.

Register here

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance.

The name "Bread & Roses" was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions. Bread & Roses is held on the second Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets, Takoma.