Blanch Wiesen Cook writes: "She Was One of Us is profoundly researched and powerfully written. Brigid O'Farrell has gifted us with a timely, galvanizing, much needed study of Eleanor Roosevelt’'s democratic vision and union participation. This book well serves O'Farrell’s hope for a new generation of activism to ensure workers' rights, human rights, dignity for all. Her brilliant journey of alliance in the long struggle for economic security, worker safety, union influence is filled with surprises—new and amazing details. It enables us to imagine a global future of full employment, equitable wages, and worker health free of toxic industrial poisons. Everybody concerned about a just and livable world will rush to buy, read, assign, this splendid, important book" (1)
The author of seven books, Brigid O'Farrell focuses on employment equality for women, especially in nontraditional jobs and labor history. She is currently affiliated with the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, at George Washington University. As an independent scholar, she has been affiliated with Stanford University's Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the study director at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences.
So please join us at 4:15 on Thursday, October 21st for a delightful and interesting exploration into one of America's most remarkable woman... Eleanor Roosevelt... and her advocacy and devotion to employment equality for all women.