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Trahan Hosts Facebook Live on Lowell Mill Girls

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, December 4th at 10am, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) will host a Facebook Live to discuss the history of the Lowell mill girls and the power of young women throughout history and today with Mattie Kahn, the author of Young and Restless: The Girls Who Sparked America’s Revolutions.

Mattie Kahn’s Young and Restless opens with the remarkable story of the Lowell mill girls’ impact on the Industrial Revolution and explores movements led by young women and girls throughout history. She will join Trahan to discuss this movement of girls in the Merrimack Valley and the lessons that apply to young women and girls today.

Trahan has a deep personal connection to the Lowell mill girls.

Her grandmother worked in a Lowell textile factory after immigrating from Brazil to Lowell, and her current office is located in the building of a former mill on the Merrimack River. Trahan grew up in Lowell with three sisters, and she now raises her two teenage daughters in the Merrimack Valley. This rich history and her personal story guide her work in the women’s and workers’ rights movements across Massachusetts and the nation.

The event is free and open to the public and members of the media. Those planning to attend can CLICK HERE to get a reminder on Facebook before the event starts. It is also available on Twitter and YouTube.

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