We have ploughed and we have planted. We have gathered into barns.
Done the same work as the men with babies in our arms.
But you won't find our stories in most history books you read.
We were there. We're still here, fighting for the things we need.
From Grant's song "We Were There" (see video), also the title of her multimedia performance about women's labor history, which will be performed on March 17 at this month's Bread and Roses Series. In celebration of Women’s History Month, local labor activists will bring the history of the struggles of women workers to life, depicting our sisters' struggles from abolitionist Sojourner Truth, fighting for women's rights to Dolores Huerta fighting on behalf of the farmworkers of today.