Tonight: Labor movement topic of Ashmont forum

By 
Reporter Staff
Apr. 15, 2011

The Dorchester Speaker’s Forum will present a lecture and discussion with UMass Boston Professor and noted Labor Historian James Green on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Ashmont. The free program comes as unions are dominating domestic news.

Green is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he directs the graduate program in public history. He also teaches courses on the history of Boston, working class history and social justice movements and has served as president of the Labor and Working Class History Association and as research director for the PBS series The Great Depression.

Doors open at 7. There is ample free parking in the church parking lot. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A. Past programs of the Dorchester Speaker’s Forum have included a panel discussion about artist Corita Kent and a discussion of what it means to be Irish-American with author Michael Patrick MacDonald. This program is made possible by an anonymous donor. For more information, email dsf@ashmontmedia.com.