N-NW NOW July chapter meeting featuring Brigid Duffy Gerace as Mother Jones
July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for our July virtual chapter meeting, featuring a dramatic performance by Brigid Duffy Gerace as Mary Harris Jones — the extremely famous, fearless fighter for justice, labor organizer Mother Jones.
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Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (1837-1930) was a fearless fighter for workers’ rights. When she was mocked as the “grandmother of all agitators,” in the U.S. Senate, Mother Jones replied that she would someday like to be called “the great-grandmother of all agitators.” She helped to shape a spirit of civil disobedience in the cause of justice. Mother Jones deeply believed that a workers movement would replace “this moneyed civilization with a higher and grander civilization for the ages to come.”
Chicago was Mother Jones’ home base, so it is only fitting that Chicago is the home for the Mother Jones Museum, which is leading a campaign to have a statue of Mother Jones erected in a prominent place on Michigan Avenue. Check out their fascinating website at motherjonesmuseum.org.
We are extremely fortunate and honored to have Brigid Duffy Gerace as our special guest and performer at our July virtual chapter meeting. Ms. Gerace is a famed actor and longtime board member of another wonderful Chicago feminist institution, the Working Women’s History Project. As a long-standing member of WWHP, Brigid Duffy Gerace has served as Theatre Co-chair and performed in annual galas. She is a member of the Chicago Teachers Union, Screen Actors’ Guild and Actors’ Equity Association, NOW and CLUW and received an award for her 30 years’ work on the Women’s Rights Committee. She recently appeared on ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7/Shelter.” Brigid has performed at Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens and Millennium Park’s Pritzker Theatre. She taught in the Chicago Public Schools for 34 years and received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She currently mentors beginning teachers and performs a one-woman show on Mary Todd Lincoln.
Please join us — help make our chapter GO and GROW!