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Jewish Literary Festival: Daniel Katz

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All Together Different:
Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism
The Chaim Kempner Author Series
Wednesday, October 17, Noon
**Boxed lunches from the DCJCC's Distrikt Bistro are available for pre-purchase**
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In the early 1930s, the predominantly Jewish International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) organized large numbers of black and Hispanic workers through a broadly conceived program of education, culture and community involvement. The ILGWU admitted these new members into local unions and created structures to celebrate ethnic differences. Daniel Katz explores the Jewish labor roots of modern multiculturalism.

Daniel Katz is Dean of Labor Studies, Interim Dean of Professional Studies, and Professor of History at the National Labor College. A former union organizer, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice in New York City.

Supported by the Chaim Kempner Collection Library Fund, the Chaim Kempner Author Series brings authors of recently published books to the DCJCC for the learning and enjoyment of the entire community.

"With insightfulness and distinctive nuance, Daniel Katz recovers the ILGWU's complicated and consequential world--united in its differences--of inter-racialism and gendered tensions.”—David Levering Lewis, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner 

Co-Sponsors: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, Jews United for Justice, Labor Arts, Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO

See the entire Festival line-up here!

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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