Scholarly Selections

Asian Immigrant Labor Activism in the NW

May 17, 2018 5:30 PM

Scholarly Selections: “Asian Immigrant Labor Activism in the Northwest”
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:30 PM 
Washington State History Museum
FREE (Museum admission is free on Third Thursdays from 3:00-8:00 PM)

In the early twentieth century, Asian immigrants who settled in Seattle and other parts of Washington State became labor leaders in the Pacific Northwest. They sought to secure labor and civil rights for employees who worked in the canneries in Alaska as well as on the farms in eastern Washington. Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz will discuss how their actions brought about lasting change in labor relations and shaped civil rights activism in the region.