Labor Archives and Research Center 30th Anniversary Celebration

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May 3, 2016

“Archives and Outcries: California’s Unconventional Women Tell their Stories" - An Aerial Dance Performance by Flyaway Productions

The Labor Archives and Research Center commissioned Flyaway Productions to create and perform a site-specific dance on the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State in May of 2016 to celebrate the Center’s 30th anniversary. Entitled, "Archives and Outcries: California's Unconventional Women Tell their Stories" the site specific dance celebrated working women who have broken through gender barriers in non-traditional work. Internationally recognized composer Pamela Z  used oral histories from the Labor Archives to create an original soundscore. Flyaway Productions is an apparatus--based dance company that explores the range and power of female physicality and advances social issues in the public realm.


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The dance performance was followed by an evening program featuring keynote speaker Myra Strober.

Myra Strober, Stanford University - “Sharing the Work: Gender Exclusion on the Shop Floor and in Academe”

Myra Strober discussed her recent publication "Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)" a memoir that explores her life’s work studying and fighting sexism, in the workplace, in academia, and at home.

Photo: Andre Corpuz

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