Redefining Heritage: The Struggle for Labor Equity in Essex County


November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM



Join Salem State University Professor of History Aviva Chomsky, Ipswich Town Historian Gordon Harris, and Visitor Services Supervisor at Lawrence Heritage State Park Jim Beauchesne to discuss the history of workforce strikes and protests in Essex County and the struggle for labor equity, especially in immigrant communities. By looking at two examples from the early 20th century - the "Bread and Roses" Strike and the Ipswich Hosiery Mills Strike - we will examine how issues of inequity and unfair treatment of laborers is still relevant today. 

Following the talk will be a moderated Q&A, with questions from the audience. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Speaker Sponsors: Groom Construction and Andrew Sidford Architects

Conversation Sponsors: DeIulis Brothers Construction Co., Inc.