Julia Flynn Siler’s new book documents the fight against the trafficking of Chinese women and girls in San Francisco during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Siler emphasizes the role of both white and Asian women in the struggle against sexual slavery, telling their stories with a twenty-first century feminist perspective. A journalist and author, Siler has written for Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to “The White Devil’s Daughter,” she is the author of “Hawaii’s Last Kingdom” and “The House of Mondavi.”
The session will be on Thursday, November 14, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.). Free admission and dinner.
For information and rsvp form, contact Christina McKay at christina.mckay @berkeley.edu