October 3, Frances Perkins: genius behind the New Deal Reflecting on workers’ rights then and now


Thursday, October 3, 2019 I 6:00- 7:30 PM

Koret Auditorium I Main Library I 100 Larkin St.

Join us as we celebrate Frances Perkins, the first woman on the U.S. Cabinet as Secretary of Labor under FDR. The unsung hero behind the creation of Social Security, the Works Progress Administration, a federal minimum wage and workplace safety standards, Perkins was also a fierce defender of immigrants and a trailblazer for women’s independence.

A screening of a short film created by the Frances Perkins Center: Highlights from the Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

(NR, 29 mins., 2018) will be followed by a discussion on the struggle for workers’ rights and fair pay today featuring:

Fran Quittel, Ambassador for the Frances Perkins Center and program moderator

Maria Moreno, Community Organizer, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

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AU programs at the library are free.

Event details

Date: Thu. Oct 3rd, 2019

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