Hartwick’s O’Donnell to Sign New Book

November 16, 2010

Hartwick College Professor of Sociology Katherine O'Donnell will sign copies of her recently published book, "Weaving Transnational Solidarity: From the Catskills to Chiapas and Beyond," from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19.

The signing, which is sponsored by the Sociology Club of Hartwick College, will be held in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the College campus. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

O'Donnell has worked on human rights and justice issues throughout her 30-year Hartwick career. She transported her interests in poverty, women's human rights, and social movement organizing to Chiapas, Mexico in 1997 for comparative organizing work and analysis.

The book, a product of those years of ongoing work, examines the grassroots, economic justice efforts of three groups: two Mexican organizations, Jolom Mayaetik, Mayan women's weaving cooperative, and K'inal Antzetik, NGO in the highlands of Chiapas, and an informal, U.S. solidarity network.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Sociology Cecelia Walsh-Russo at 607-431-4610 or

O'Donnell's book is available from bookstores and online.

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