May Book Circle | Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law
Written by Clara Bingham (2002)
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LDCW (OEC 103)
As inspiration for the 2005 movie, “North Country,” starring Charlize Theron, Class Action explores the true story of Lois Jenson, one of the many women hired by a northern Minnesota iron mine in 1975 who suffered under its relentless and brutal abuse. Told at a thriller’s pace, this is the story of how one woman pioneered and won the first sexual harassment class action suit in the United States, a legal milestone that immeasurably improved working conditions for all American women. Title IX Coordinator Danielle Hermanny and LDCW Director Dr. Young-ok An will co-lead this month's discussion.