Our popular summer reading program, GR Reads, will host the grand finale on Monday, August 29th at 7:00pm in the Ryerson Auditorium. Yo u won’t want to miss it! This event ties in with the GR Reads selection, Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant by Paul Clemens.
Local labor historian Michael Johnston will host a lively discussion on working with three Michigan authors: M.L. Liebler, editor of the anthology, Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams; Lolita Hernandez, author of Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant; and Gregg Shotwell, author of the forthcoming book, Live Bait and Ammo: Autoworkers Under the Gun.
In the past, work was the measure of worth. How do workers today assert dignity, find meaning in their work, and gain mastery over the conditions of their labor? How is the work experience portrayed in the written word? Come Monday and meet these authors who have all written about work experience and join the discussion on searching for the meaning and dignity of labor in today’s world.