Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers, a story of a young Jewish immigrant woman's striving to become an American, garnered rave reviews upon its 1925 publication. By the 1930s her work had faded into obscurity, but historianAlice Kessler-Harris rediscovered the novel and shepherded it to its re-publication in the 1970s. This program invites Kessler-Harris to reflect on its influence, and assembles a panel of women from different generations and backgrounds to assess its relevance to today's feminists and immigrants. Come hear Anna Holmes from the New York Times, Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigration,Margaret Chin, Hunter College sociologist, and Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York shed new light on this classic.
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Women's Archive
This event is free and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6pm. Books will be available for purchase with a 15% discount.
If you have questions, contact Laura Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.431.0233 ext. 259.
Wednesday, 09 December, 2015
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