Ellen Cassedy Presents a Virtual  Author Talk about Working 9 to 5: A Women’s Movement, A Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie / Thursday 3/16 on Zoom only

Thursday, March 16 7pm on Zoom ONLY

IMPORTANT CHANGE: FCTV Public Channel 13's broadcast will be delayed until the following week at the following times:

Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 22 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM

Free and open to the public

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodeCrrzstGNBRheOby0uzprX2xpWjKaS5

Books available from Eight Cousins Bookshop in Falmouth: https://www.eightcousins.com

 Read Ellen's March 7 essay in The Forward: Brave Jewish women inspired me to start the 9-5 movement


Join author Ellen Cassedy for a virtual illustrated author talk about Working 9 to 5 on Thursday, March 16 at 7pm. This free, public event is hosted by Falmouth Jewish Congregation to mark Women’s History Month. You may participate on Zoom or watch the live broadcast or rebroadcasts on FCTV Channel 13 or streaming on the website of FCTV.

Starting out in Boston in 1973, the women of 9 to 5 built a nationwide feminist movement that united people of diverse races, classes, and ages. They took on the corporate titans. They leafleted, filed lawsuits, and started a woman-led union. They won millions of dollars in back pay and helped make sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination illegal.

When women rose up to win rights and respect at the office, they transformed workplaces throughout America. Along the way came Dolly Parton’s toe-tapping song and the movie inspired by their work. Jane Fonda remarked, “The entire time that we were working on the movie I could carry in my heart that this was married to a movement.” Working 9 to 5 is a lively, informative, firsthand account packed with practical organizing lore that will embolden anyone striving for fair treatment. Ellen also appears in the documentaries 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement and Still Working 9 to 5.

Beyond her work with and on 9 to 5, Ellen is an award-winning author and translator. Her book We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust, in which her journey to connect with her Jewish family roots expands into a wider exploration of how people in Lithuania are engaging with their Nazi and Soviet past in order to move toward a more tolerant future, was the winner of the Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Ellen was a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration, and author of two previous books for working women. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications.