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Free Community Print & Carving Session
March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
To mark International Women’s Day 2020 Artspace Lifespace has commissioned CATO Press to create an image dedicated to the women and children who helped ensure the success of one of the most important strikes in American history – The Bread and Roses Strike of 1912.
On Saturday the 7th of March, join Cato Press at The Park Street Vestibule, College Green, between 12pm and 5pm to participate in a collective carving and print session working with relief print and traditional Japanese tools.
The textile strike, commonly referred to as ‘The Bread and Roses Strike’, took place in Lawrence, Massachusetts between January and March 1912. The slogan, pairing bread and roses, identified the basic need for both fair wages and dignified working conditions. The strike united workers from more than 40 different nationalities, lasted more than two months, and took place throughout a brutally cold winter. Made up largely of women and children, this strike also defied the assumptions of conservative trade unions that immigrant, female and ethnically divided workers could not be organised.