The Social Justice Committee of the First Universalist Church of Central Square and the Workers’ Center of CNY present VOICES FOR WORKERS EQUALITY
A monthly film and speaker series focusing on labor and equality
“Local Folks Take on Big Corporation:
The history of The Oswego County Messenger”
Join us this coming Sunday to hear Janet West Clerkin, of Parish, NY. Janet was a founding member of The Oswego County Messenger, a daily newspaper formed in 1981 by striking employees of The Palladium-Times in Oswego. She covered the county government and environmental beats for The Messenger until the paper folded in 1984. Janet served as an officer of the Oswego News Employees Association, Inc., the corporation that owned the Messenger, throughout the paper’s existence.
Janet is Tourism and Public Information Coordinator for the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. A resident of Parish, she has more than 20 years of experience managing public information and tourism marketing programs for Oswego County government.
She has been a freelance writer for several years, contributing feature articles to the Syracuse Post-Standard and other regional publications. She holds a BA in English and history from SUNY Oswego. She is involved in several statewide heritage tourism organizations and is vice president of the Parish Historical Society. She is a native of Chazy, NY.
When: Sunday, January 5, 2014 Time: 12:00 pm
Where: The First Universalist Church of Central Square ~
Routes 49 & 11, Central Square, NY
The program is free, but donations will be accepted to support the Workers’ Center of CNY.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information about the series please call (315) 668-6821
January 5, 2014 Janet West Clerkin
February 2, 2014 Wally Reardon