Working Wonders: Sister Miriam Theresa and Fair Pay Legislation

March 9, 2016 at 2pm

Portland State University Professor Jan Dilg will discuss the compelling story of Caroline Gleason, the future Holy Names Sister, who led Oregon to adopt the nation's first law establishing minimum wages and maximum working hours. In 1916, Gleason entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and received the religious name Sister Miriam Theresa. In 1924, she became the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from the School of Social Work at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. A reception with refreshments and the opportunity to meet Professor Dilg will follow the presentation. Dilg served as the Project Director for the Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote, 1912-2012, the Oregon Woman Suffrage Centennial.This free program is sponsored by a generous grant from National Catholic Sisters Week and the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S.-Ontario Province.