Celebrating Women of Labor: Harriet Bouslog
Please join us on Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art at 4pm to view this documentary about one of Hawai‘i’s great labor leaders.
Brief panel discussion and Q&A to follow.
The event is free and open to the public.
Due to limited setaing – please RSVP through the Eventbrite ticket above.
About the film:
One of a handful of women lawyers practicing in Hawai‘i in the 1940’s and 50’s, Harriet Bouslog became a champion for the working class. With her partner Myer Symonds, she represented the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), fighting for fair labor laws and wages for the people of Hawai‘i. She was instrumental in ending the death penalty in the Territory of Hawai‘i and her efforts and public comments during the Hawaii Seven trial of alleged Communists led to her disbarment and subsequent reinstatement after a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. Brilliant, vivacious, and controversial, Bouslog was one of Hawai‘i’s great defenders of human rights and dignity. This inspiring documentary combines interviews with family and friends, commentary by legal historians and photographs and film that recorded the life and times of this extraordinary woman.