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Book Talk: High Voltage Women

August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0

High Voltage Women:  Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light by Ellie Belew is an inspiring new book on 1970s affirmative action pioneers who broke gender and race barriers in the electrical trades, forged links of solidarity, and moved their union to better represent the entire workforce. The event will feature a multi-media presentation and commentary by local labor and women’s rights activists:

Nettie Dokes, first Black woman journey-level lineworker in the U.S. Supporter and promoter of women in the trades.

Yuisa Gimeno, SEIU 721 Lavender LGBTQ+ and Latino caucuses member and End Homelessness Now-L.A. Campaign

Zerita Jones, with UFCW for 24 years fighting for her rights in a male-dominated field. Community organizer.

Audience questions and discussion will follow the presentations.  Books will be available at the event.

The book talk is being held at and sponsored by the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Parking is free in the library parking lot. For more information, contact the library at 310-652-5340. Facebook @WeHoLibrary; Website: LACountyLibrary.org

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Date:
August 16, 2019
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States
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