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Pints from the Past:
March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pints from the Past
Striking Women and Fallen Girls with Professor Heather Mayer
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm
The Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego
In 1913, a group of women working at a fruit cannery in Portland went on strike. They did so at a time when nationwide attention was focused on the panic over “white slavery,” the fear that young white women were being kidnapped and sold into prostitution. This talk will focus on how the fictitious white slavery narrative shaped events surrounding the strike.
Heather Mayer is a historian interested in social justice movements in the United States. Her book Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924 was released from Oregon State University Press in 2018.
This program is offered by the Lake Oswego Public Library in cooperation with Clackamas County Historical Society and the Lake Theater & Café. Admission is free and no ticket is required. Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation begins at 7 pm.