Event: Good Work, Sister! A New Chapter in WWII Women’s History
Date: March 8, 2022
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public
During the late 1970s and into the 1980s, the Northwest Women’s History Project was formed to conduct oral histories with women whose labor in the Portland, Oregon, shipyards was crucial to the Allies’ success in defeating nations ruled by fascist governments in World War II. The group contacted 200 women, interviewed 35 of them, and used those first-person accounts to create the multimedia presentation Good Work, Sister! That presentation has been used for educational purposes in various settings and formats for four decades. New partnerships with Vanport Mosaic and the Oregon Historical Society will allow for greater access to the interviews as well as the development of new programs and formats for Good Work, Sister! Join us for a screening of a brief section of the documentary followed by a discussion of the project’s history, including its place in the broader context of women’s history and what is in store for the future of this work.