Honors Alumnae Brigid O'Farrell to Discuss New BookPosted Oct. 17, 2011
Honors alumnae Brigid O'Farrell will visit Kent State University this Thursday, October 20, 2011 to discuss her new book titled She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker.
O’Farrell is an independent scholar whose research and writing has focused on employment equity, especially for women in nontraditional jobs. She has traveled from factories in New England to fire and police stations in the Southwest, from child care programs in the Midwest and Alaska to union meetings across the country. A sociologist by training, she delves into labor history to better understand the issues and barriers confronting today’s workers.
In her new book, O’Farrell tells the story of how Eleanor Roosevelt’s deep and enduring commitment to workers and the labor movement developed and how she translated that commitment into action.
O'Farrell will be discussing her new book at 3:30 p.m. in 154 Stopher Hall located right behind the Stopher/Johnson area desk.
This event is free and open to the public.