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.
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
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
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