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Sunday, March 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory through Today: Jews and the Labor Movement

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In this session we will explore Jewish involvement in the organized labor movement. We will delve into its rich history in the United States by learning about the organizing led by Jewish leaders and their allies during the turn of the century through today. Why have Jewish leaders felt compelled to become labor organizers, and how has the relationship of today's Jewish community to labor shifted? Highlighting local labor organizing efforts, Rebecca Waxman will share her two-year campaign to unionize the 500 employees at the Hilton Hotel. What is the labor movement asking of the Jewish community now?

Speakers
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Alysse Fuchs

Alysse Fuchs moved to New Orleans to participate in Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps as a corps member in 2013-2014, and she has been here ever since. After working as a religious school teacher, waitress, and babysitter, Alysse returned to Avodah in 2016 and is currently the Program... Read More →
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Rebecca Waxman

Rebecca Waxman, a St. Louis native, moved to New Orleans in 2008 to participate in Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps. She then spent five years as a mental health and housing case manager before joining the staff of Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel as a barista. In December 2016... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Older Adult Lounge, JCC