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Laborfest: Book Reading: Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
Date Tuesday July 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Location Details
Green Arcade Bookstore, 1680 Market St., San Francisco. Civic Center BART, Van Ness Muni Metro station.
Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, a Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century by Matilda Rabinowitz Presented by Robbin Legere Henderson.

Matilda Rabinowitz’s memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. In Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, Rabinowitz describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social restrictions imposed on women as they sought political and economic equality in the first half of the twentieth century. Rabinowitz devoted herself to the notion that women should be entitled to independence, equal rights, equal pay, and sexual and personal autonomy. Rabinowitz (1887-1963) immigrated to the United States from Ukraine at the age of thirteen. Radicalized by her experience in sweatshops, she became an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World from 1912 to 1917 before choosing single motherhood in 1918. “Big Bill” Haywood once wrote, “a book could be written about Matilda,” but her memoir was intended as a private story for her grandchildren, Robbin Legere Henderson among them. Henderson’s black-and-white scratchboard drawings illustrate Robinowitz’s life in the Pale of Settlement, the journey to America, political awakening and work as an organizer for the IWW, a turbulent romance, and her struggle to support herself and her child.
See also:
http://www.thegreenarcade.com/
http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/immigrant-girl-radical-woman-a-memoir-from-the-early-twen-tieth-century-book-reading/

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