“Women construction workers are symbolic of all of us who are brave, who work to survive, to challenge, to transform, to imagine a different world.” – Vivian Price
On November 21, Tradeswomen Building Bridges will host an online zoom event celebrating 25 years of international connections between women working in the construction trades.
The first part of the event will be the 2005 film, Transnational Tradeswomen. Written and directed by former Electrician Professor Vivian Price, the film documents the tradeswomen’s workshop that was held at the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing and Vivian’s travels to meet women working in construction in India, Thailand and the Philippines. The film will be shown at 8:45 am PT, 11:45 ET and can be viewed at anytime at this link.
Following the film there will be two panel discussions and time for Q&A from attendees.
- The first panel will be Vivian and two other tradeswomen who were at the Beijing workshop, retired Elevator Constructor, founder of Oregon Tradeswomen Inc and co-chair of the Tradeswomen Taskforce Connie Ashbrook, and Liz Skidmore, Business Representative and Organizer for the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and co-founder of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues.
- The second panel will include women from the 2017 and 2019 Tradeswomen’s Delegations to India talking about their trips. who they met and what they learned. You have read their posts. Now meet them virtually. The event will wrap with more information about the planned International Tradeswomen’s Conference in Madrid in 2021.
Join us! Please share the information among your sisters and on social media. Registration is free and easy at:
You will receive the zoom link a couple of days before Nov. 21. Comment below with any questions.