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Dayton Premiere of 9to5 – The Story of a Movement
October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$25
In the early 1970s, a group of secretaries in Boston decided that they had suffered in silence long enough. They started fighting back, creating a movement to force changes in their workplaces. This movement became national, and is a largely forgotten story of U.S. twentieth century history. It encapsulates a unique intersection of the women’s movement with the labor movement. The awareness these secretaries brought to bear on women’s work reverberates even today. Clericals were the low-wage workers of their era. America now confronts the growing reality of deep income inequality. The stories and strategies of these bold, creative women resonates in contemporary America.
Runtime: 89 minutes
Special thanks to PNC, Levin Family Foundation, WDPR and WYSO for their support of this event.