from Village Preservation and LES Jewish Conservancy
A panel discussion with Elissa Sampson, Joyce Mendelsohn, and Kate Pastor Celebrating Women’s History Month
The lives and actions of Lillian Wald, Emma Goldman, Rose Pastor Stokes, Clara Lemlich, and others will be explored in this lively panel discussion, moderated by Laurie Tobias Cohen, Executive Director of the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy. Issues such as women’s voting and reproductive rights, workers’ rights and the early labor movement, settlement houses, and political activism will be examined. Panelists include Elissa Sampson, PhD, urban geographer and Lower East Side resident interested in how its past is actively used to create new spaces of migration, memory and heritage; Joyce Mendelsohn, author of The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited; and Kate Pastor, a freelance journalist and great grandniece of Rose Pastor Stokes.