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Scholarly Selections "Asian Immigrant Labor Activism in the Northwest"

Community Event, Education, Ethnic, For the Family, Living History, Politics, Talks/Lectures

Scholarly Selections: “Asian Immigrant Labor Activism in the Northwest,” Thursday, May 17, 5:30-7:00 PM, Washington State History Museum. Free (Third Thursday: free admission 3:00-8:00 PM). In the early twentieth century, Asian immigrants who settled in Seattle and other parts of Washington State became labor leaders in the Pacific Northwest. They sought to secure labor and civil rights for employees from the canneries in Alaska to the farms in eastern Washington. Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz will discuss how their actions brought about lasting change in labor relations and shaped civil rights activism in the region.