This coming Wednesday evening, October 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Immigrant Women, Labor, and the Quest for Gender Justice,” in which award winning journalist and author Bernice Yeung will discuss her writings and work concerning the protection of immigrant women in the work force from violence, sexual harassment, and exploitation. She will be joined in discussion by three other women active in this field. More information here.
On Thursday evening, October 11 from 6:30 to 8:00, historian, biographer, and Brooklyn resident Ron Chernow, whose biography of Alexander Hamilton inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the musical that became Broadway’s hottest ticket, will read from and discuss his latest work, Grant, a biography of Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. More information here.