Ali Fuhrman's Team
A team for EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY
"Ali Fuhrman's Team" a team to help the EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY...
Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you know, my college Professor Peter Rachleff had an instrumental role in shaping my understanding of history, politics and the power of working people to subvert and contest systems of power. It was through him I learned about labor unions and their definitive role in the struggle for working people both here in the United States as well as abroad. Peter and his partner Beth Cleary, also a Macalester Professor, are exceptional educators with a tremendous amount of knowledge and an unusal gift for connecting students to community organizers and movements.
Currently Peter and Beth are fundraising to create a Library dedicated to working people's history. The Library will live in a recently closed St. Paul Public Library and be home to a large collection of works on labor history, African-American history and immigrant history. The East Side Freedom Library will be a space for learning, performance and study.
As you all know I work at a library that spends a lot of money on crappy best sellers. Everyday when I shelve I dream of a library where I would want to read everything on the shelf. I think East Side Freedom Library will be that Library.