—— by Susan Eisenberg
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of federal affirmative action guidelines issued by President Carter April 7, 1978, we’re launching an online version of the 900-square-foot touring mixed media installation, On Equal Terms. On Equal Terms: gender & solidarity will be on its own independently-hosted website. It will have a Landing Page and 12 unique, interactive rooms.
If you’ll be in Chicago for the Women Build Nations conference, the Celebrating 40 & Building Forward On Equal Terms workshops will be a chance to preview the website material and give input while it’s in-process, as well as brainstorm plans for the anniversary year:
Sat., Oct. 14, 1:15-2:45 & Sun. Oct 15, 9:45-10:15am
We’re trying to create the website to be useful to apprenticeship and other classrooms, as well as unions and other groups trying to think boldly about equity. The Listening Room will include audio excerpts from interviews for We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction (which will be re-issued next spring by Cornell, With a New Preface!), as well as poetry. We Remember will focus on work-related deaths, but also have a place to remember All Our Sisters who have passed, an element added at the suggestion of NYC tradeswomen, when On Equal Terms exhibited on the Lower East Side. Follow this link to Add a sister’s name
Huge thanks to a grant from the 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund, a “Negotiating the Social Contract” grant from Mass Humanities, and generous donors. Hope to see you in Chicago!