Oct 8: “Frances Perkins: A Woman’s Work” A One-Woman Staged Reading

Sunday, October 8, 2023 10:00 AM

Join us as actress Jarice Hanson portrays Frances Perkins, the first woman Secretary of Labor.

Best known for her crafting of the Social Security Act, 40-hour work week, and child labor laws, Frances Perkins, along with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, helped lift the country out of the Depression. Perkins was a strong advocate for immigrants, labor unions and women throughout World War II.

Hanson’s presentation focuses on Perkin’s awakening as an activist when she attended Mount Holyoke College that led her to become a social worker.

Jarice Hanson is Professor Emerita from UMass Amherst, and has been active in theater for many years. Jarice is currently researching  and writing about women who have made significant contributions to society.  She says “…each of these women changed their fields and contributed to American culture in unique ways…..Performing their stories shows that history can come alive and enrich our sense of who we are and why things are the way they are.”


Learn more at 10am on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at the Chapel in the Pines in Eastham.  Doors open at 9:30. Also on Zoom. Please register for the Zoom call here.