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Author to share stories about North Carolina women workers


August 23, 2006

Roxanne Newton, author of the soon-to-be published book “Women Workers on Strike: Narratives of Southern Women Unionists,” will deliver the lecture “The Fabric of Hope and Resistance: North Carolina Women on Strike” at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium at Wake Forest University.

The event is free and open to the public, and is made possible by a grant from the Humanities Forum of the North Carolina Humanities Council and Wake Forest’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Newton’s lecture will cover women’s accounts of labor issues in North Carolina from the General Textile Strike of 1934 to strikes in 1999 and 2001.

Newton is also director of humanities and fine arts at Mitchell Community College in North Carolina. Her book will be published by Routledge in October 2006.

For more information about the lecture, call (336) 758-3758.

Press Contacts:

Maggie Barrett
(336) 758-5237
barretmb@wfu.edu

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237
coxkp@wfu.edu


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