The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a free talk about fascinating and forgotten history on Friday! With a mantra of lip…dip…paint, the dial-painters of Ottawa, Illinois, were reassured that their company’s radium based paint was safe for ingestion. But, when the girls began to fall ill, they had to ban together and fight for not only their legal rights, but their lives.
Author Kate Moore’s meticulously researched non-fiction book paints a powerful portrait of the women whose struggles changed the landscape of workers’ and women’s rights. A UK native, Moore conducted research visiting archives and surviving relatives of the Radium Dial Company workers in northern Illinois.
The event will be held this Friday, May 12, 2017 from noon to 1pm and is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch. Books will be available for purchase. The library is located at 309 Oak St. in DeKalb. For additional information, contact Gillian King-Cargile at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I wish I could go! Watching “Radium City” when I was young introduced me to this tragic situation.
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Do you think the kids are welcome? I read an article on this the other day after seeing at the library, totally fascinating it sounds like their court battle was groundbreaking!
If it’s at the library I’m sure kids are welcome.
This is a fascinating story. So wish I could be there!
Sounds very interesting!