Panel Discussion and Reception
When: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: Zell B. Miller Learning Center (Room 248), North Campus, University of Georgia
Dr. Bethany Moreton (UGA Institute for Women’s Studies & Department of History) and Dr. Pamela Voekel (UGA Department of History) will lead a discussion of ongoing efforts for just wages, benefits and working conditions. Topics will include Jeannette Rankin’s advocacy for wage and hour laws, child labor laws, support for unions, particularly for miners in struggles against violent practices of the Anaconda Copper Company in Montana, and present day struggles for “living wages” and benefits for all workers across race, gender and class lines. This program is free and open to all and is a Blue Card event.
The Life and Legacy of Jeannette Rankin Program Series is presented by the JR130 committee with generous support and assistance from the following co-sponsors: Jeannette Rankin Foundation, Athens-Clarke County Library, Oconee County Library; and the following University of Georgia Units — Institute for Women’s Studies, Willson Center for Arts and Humanities, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Department of History, and Women’s Studies Student Organization.