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Image of an Afghani Girl

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Image of a young Afghani girl.

Photo by The Advocacy Project via Flickr.

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Image of a young Afghani girl.

Photo by The Advocacy Project via Flickr.

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Last summer I was lucky to study at the Jewish Women’s Archive’s Institute for Educators. We spent five intense days learning the Living the Legacy curriculum with top scholars in social activism, Jewish feminism and history. In the coming months, I will be using Living the Legacy to teach a series of social justice workshops to teens in western Massachusetts.

But something else happened because of what I learned at the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Overturn the World

On July 2, 1965 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) began its work for women's equality, enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which among other things prohibited employment discrimination within labor unions. This week, we take a glimpse even farther back, to the turn of the century, to the roots of women organizing for fair prices.

Meat

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Meat.
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Meat.
Courtesy of Sumlin/Flickr.

Clara Lemlich in a Shirtwaist, circa 1910

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Activist, International Ladies Garment Workers Union leader, and founder of the Progressive Women’s Councils, Clara Lemlich (1886-1982) in a shirtwaist circa 1910.

Courtesy of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Archives, Kheel Center Collection, Cornell University.

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Activist, International Ladies Garment Workers Union leader, and founder of the Progressive Women’s Councils, Clara Lemlich (1886-1982) in a shirtwaist circa 1910.

Courtesy of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Archives, Kheel Center Collection, Cornell University.

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Jewish women protest kosher meat prices on Lower East Side

May 15, 1902

Thousands of Jewish housewives rioted on the Lower East Side, making news and inspiring other women organizers

"East Side Boycotters Meet and Organize," New York Times, 1902

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From the New York Times, May 18, 1902.

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From the New York Times, May 18, 1902.

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The Olympic Rings

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Hannah Jukovsky, July 2001

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Hannah Jukovsky, July 2001.
Hannah Jukovsky, July 2001.

Hannah Jukovsky

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Hannah Jukovsky.
Hannah Jukovsky.

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