In partnership with the UW-Green Bay Theatre program, the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business presents an interdisciplinary panel examining the case of the so-called “Radium Girls.” The discussion is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday (March 6) in Phoenix Room C of the University Union. It coincides with the run of the UW-Green Bay Theatre production These Shining Lives, which opens Feb. 28. The play is the true story of women who fought back against the 1920s-era Radium Dial Company after their work at the company made them sick. Could history repeat itself?
Scheduled panelists and their areas of specialization are:
• Prof. Illene Cupit, Human Development, death and dying
• Lisa LeComte-Gleason, consultant and senior HR professional with Humana, industrial safety
• Sue J. Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, occupational disease
• Ronald Pfeifer, retired attorney, employment law
• Prof. Christine Smith, chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies program
Moderated by Ghadir Ishqaidef, instructor of Human Resource Management.
The program is free and open to all. RSVPs are requested but not required, click here.