This presentation will look at some of the most influential women from the Midwest who profoundly influenced the course of history. Their role in helping to improve the lives of working people is often overlooked despite their contributions in promoting social and economic justice.
This is a virtual event—it will not be held at the library.
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The event will be recorded and available on demand for a week after the initial date.
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Speaker: Larry Spivack, Illinois Labor History Society President
Speaker Bio: Larry Spivack worked in the labor movement for nearly 40 years before he retired in 2017 as Regional Director for AFSCME Council 31 in Illinois. His work for AFSCME since 1984 included stints as an organizer, staff representative, and collective bargaining supervisor. He served as Vice-President of his local AFSCME union before joining the staff. During the time that he served as a local union officer he was an Educator teaching High School Students at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute residential program for adolescents. Larry joined the Board of the ILHS in the late 1990s and has served as President since 2006. He loves labor history so much, that the most fun he has is being part of the Illinois Labor History Society. Larry says that giving tours to the many labor history sites in Illinois inspires him to keep on learning and teaching labor history.
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