Brigid O'Farrell: The Coastside, the New Deal, and the Roosevelts

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


From Crystal Springs Reservoir, down Route 92 to Cunha Intermediate School

Brigid O’Farrell’s work on First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt has led her to the Living New Deal Project and the role of the Works Project Administration (WPA) close to home. The Living New Deal aims to inventory, map, and publicize the achievements of the New Deal and its public works across all fifty states. Cunha School in Half Moon Bay is one of those achievements.

Learn more about our local history and its place in the larger effort to combat the Great Depression in the 1930s.

About our speaker

BrigidBrigid O’Farrell is an independent scholar writing in sociology and labor history on public policy and women’s equality in the workplace. She has authored or collaborated on 10 books including She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker and with feminist leader Betty Friedan, Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family.

Her articles have appeared in academic journals, newspapers, magazines and on-line. Published this year is Global Women Workers: A View from the United States, in Global Women’s Work: Gender and Work in the Global Economy, and Exploring Eleanor Roosevelt’s Labor Advocacy Using Primary and Secondary Sources, with John Bickford, in Social Studies Research and Practice. A new Tradeswomen History Workshop Video and Resource Guide, with Molly Martin, is now available.

Earlier affiliations include project director and lecturer at Mills College, affiliated scholar at Stanford University, and study director for the Committee on Women’s Employment, National Research Council at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. O’Farrell has a master’s degree in social policy from Harvard University, is a member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981, and now lives with her husband TJ Glauthier in Moss Beach, California.

Admission is free

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