January 2017 Issue
February 01, 2017

Resources for You: Free posters celebrate women's history and black history months

Source: NYSUT United

Poster graph: NYSUT celebrates Women’s History Month — March — with a free poster highlighting Kate Mullany, an Irish immigrant who organized the nation’s first sustained female labor union, the Collar Laundry Union in Troy in 1864.NYSUT celebrates Women's History Month — March — with a free poster highlighting Kate Mullany, an Irish immigrant who organized the nation's first sustained female labor union, the Collar Laundry Union in Troy in 1864. As president, she led a successful six-day strike to increase wages and improve working conditions. She was later elected second vice president of the National Labor Union, the first woman to hold the post.

In 1998, the Kate Mullany House, at 350 8th St. in Troy, was declared a National Historic Landmark. Mullany was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2000, and the International Labor Hall of Fame in 2016. The Kate Mullany house became a National Historic Site in 2005 and part of the Women's Heritage Trail in 2006.

You can download printable posters at www.nysut.org/posters or order via email at orders@nysutmail.org. Reference Project No. 516_17 and include your name, mailing address, number of copies needed and a contact phone number.

rev. barberNYSUT celebrates Black History Month — February — with a poster highlighting the work of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and organizer of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement. Barber launched the movement in 2013 using non-violent civil disobedience to oppose regressive policies in North Carolina.

Moral Mondays spread nationally and, in 2015, Barber joined NYSUT leaders, members and coalition partners at the New York State Capitol to highlight inequality in education. He recently authored The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, a 2016 book chronicling the movement.

Printable posters can be downloaded at www.nysut.org/posters. To order a hard copy, email orders@nysutmail.org. Reference poster number 514B_17 and include your name, mailing address, number of copies needed and a contact phone number. Orders without that information cannot be processed.

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