Ellen Gavin on Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

“She led one of the most successful labor strikes in US history.”

Activist/Writer Ellen Gavin speaks passionately about Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, a prodigious, outspoken woman who led one of the most successful strikes in U.S. history. Although she was imprisoned numerous times it never stopped her from fighting for the fair treatment of immigrants, factory workers, African Americans, and other oppressed people. Take a little inspiration from this kick-ass woman.


Ellen Gavin

Ellen Gavin is a writer, producer and activist. She was the Founding Artistic Director of the Brava Theater Center, a nationally-recognized venue focused on women, playwrights of color and youth, and is a cultural anchor in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was an activist, labor organizer, and one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).