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Great Michigan Read
September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
JDL is once again participating in The Great Michigan Read, an opportunity for Michiganders to connect and explore the history and voices of our state. The 2021-22 title is The Women of the Copper Country, Mary Doria Russell’s riveting account of 25-year-old Annie Clements as she stood up for the miners and families of Calumet, Michigan during the 1913 copper strikes.
Book Discussion: September 15, 6 PM
Join us in the Carnegie Library auditorium to discuss The Women of the Copper Country. Copies are available to borrow at the Carnegie Library leading up to the discussion.
Panel: September 22, 6 PM
Join us for a virtual panel as Lindsay Hiltunen (Michigan Technological University archivist), Bob Garrett (Archives of Michigan archivist), and Dan Golodner (Wayne State Reuther Library archivist) discuss labor laws in Michigan and specifically the history of the union movement in the Upper Peninsula in the early 1900s.
About the Great Michigan Read: Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read creates a statewide discussion around a Michigan themed book. Through partnerships with libraries, schools, book clubs, and a wide range of other non-profit organizations, the Great Michigan Read facilitates statewide reading and programs to bridge communities around a common conversation.