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Raising Lilly Ledbetter is the third volume in the Human Rights Series of Lost Horse Press—a nonprofit, independent poetry publisher, involved with community outreach and social change through cultural and educational programs. With poems from 120 North American and international poets, a statement from Lilly Ledbetter herself, and blurbs from human-rights poets and activists Carolyn Forché and Cynthia Hogue, this book bears witness to women’s workspaces, and re-envisions the world of work for women.
Lead editor Carolyne Wright and Portland-area contributors to Raising Lilly Ledbetter will join us for a reading and signing that will celebrate International Women’s Day and signal the progress that women have made in the seven years since the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
The other readers for this event will be Barbara Drake, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Barbara LaMorticella, Penelope Scambly Schott, and Willa Schneberg.