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"We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," History Professor Annelise Orleck

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"We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," History Professor Annelise Orleck

The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage. Book by Dartmouth Professor of History Annelise Orleck.

Monday, April 15, 2019
5:00pm-6:00pm
TBD
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Tracing a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe, "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" is an urgent, illuminating look at globalization as seen through the eyes of workers-activists: small farmers, fast-food servers, retail workers, hotel housekeepers, home-healthcare aides, airport workers, and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage. With original photographs by Liz Cooke and drawing on interviews with activists in many U.S. cities and countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mexico, South Africa, and the Philippines, it features stories of resistance and rebellion, as well as reflections on hope and change as it rises from the bottom up.

Professor Annelise Orleck was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she believes you can travel around the world without ever venturing more than a few miles from home. Brooklyn's amazing assortment of cultures sparked her interest in the study of history and ethnicity, which continues to this day. Professor Orleck is a Professor of History, and is affiliated with the Department of History, Jewish Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. Her most recent book is We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising against Poverty Wages (February 2018). the story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage. She received her B.A. in History from Evergreen State College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Needham
603-646-2207

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