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Photo Exhibit Celebrating The 1982 International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Strike: Opening Reception

September 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm EDT

Opening reception (in person!) of WE ARE ONE, a photo exhibit celebrating a landmark moment in the history of workers in New York City. Poet huiying b. chan will read a poem honoring the garment workers. Light refreshments will be served.

420 Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York City

About the exhibition:

The 1982 International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Strike

WE ARE ONE was the rallying cry during the brief and successful strike forty years ago (in the summer of 1982) when 20,000 members of Local 23-25 of the ILGWU – most of them Chinese immigrant women – walked off the job. This extraordinary outpouring of energy from the women in the rank and file led to lasting changes in New York’s Chinatown community.

Presented by
LaborArts and Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Curated by Rachel Bernstein and May Chen. Designed by Megan Waldau Chang

No registration needed. For more information contact – the selection of beautiful photos has been drawn from the virtual exhibit online.