Susquehanna University to Host Bread and Roses Celebration
Published on February 13, 2013
Susquehanna University’s Women’s Studies Program will host Bread and Roses, a celebration of working women, Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Scholar's House, near the intersection of 18th Street and Zeigler Lane.
Designed to commemorate the 1912 Bread and Roses textile strike in Lawrence, Mass., where more than 20,000 workers challenged mill owners and other city authorities over labor practices, the event honors the fight for both subsistence and dignity—“bread and roses.” Along with a brief presentation, attendees will be treated to roses and refreshments (including bread).
The event is free and open to the public.
Bread and Roses supports this year’s Women’s Studies Program theme, Women and Work, which includes a film series with campus screenings of “Norma Rae” and “North Country.”
The Women’s Studies Program at Susquehanna offers a minor in women’s studies and directs the Women’s Resource Center. Alumni of the program have pursued graduate degrees in women’s studies and staffed local domestic violence centers. Women’s studies faculty members come from a variety of disciplines and stress the importance of interdisciplinary education. The program helps students discover and explore the diverse realities of women's lives, while also striving to understand the impact of cultural attitudes and social structures on both women's and men's experiences.