“Bread and Roses.” What does this refer to? Chaplain Dennis Peters will share what made the phrase memorable after first being uttered by the suffragist Helen Todd: “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.”
Later becoming popularized in James Oppenheim’s poem, it was adopted as the theme of the textiles workers strike in 1912.
Ch Peters will share a study of the phrase at Blue Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, Service, May 14th. “Todd attempted to express how the right to vote would gain for working women and society not only a greater income, but the finer things in life as well – life’s “roses”. Peters delves into how this may apply to life in the 21st century.
Blue Hills UU Sunday Services begin at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend in the sanctuary at 230 W. Messenger, Rice Lake, or on Zoom. The Zoom link is sent to members, although all interested may request it by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Gathering for fellowship & coffee after the service is encouraged. https://bluehillsuu.org