Literature

FIGHT LIKE HELL by Kim Kelly

The journalist and debut author in conversation with Soraya McDonald

Details

$0 to $30 (free to register or purchase a book bundle) 2 hours
Date(s)

Wed, Apr 27, 2022

7:00pm

Contact

Register for the event directly through Powerhouse Arena. See link at top right.


Location

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

Overview

Powerhouse Arena and Irish Arts Center present 
the official U.S. book launch for

FIGHT LIKE HELL 
by Kim Kelly 
speaking with Soraya McDonald

FIGHT LIKE HELL is a definitive history of the labor movement and the people who risked everything to win necessities like fair wages and access to employment, a safe workplace, disability and discrimination protections, and the eight-hour workday. Here, figures like “first lady of the coal mines” Ida Mae Stull, Latino farmworkers’ heroine Maria Moreno, queer Black civil rights icon Bayard Rustin, pioneering sex worker’s rights activist Margo St. James, Ford whistleblower Suzette Wright, and the indomitable Mother Jones get their due. Kim Kelly’s publishing debut is both an inspiring read and a vital contribution to American history, offering a transportive look at the forgotten heroes who’ve sacrificed to make good on America’s promises.

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