On Monday, August 31 at 7 pm, John Harris will lead a discussion via Zoom on the book, The Jungle, a 1906 novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants living in Chicago and similar industrialized cities, as well as expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry. His description of diseased, rotten, and contaminated meat shocked the public and led to new federal food safety laws including the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. However, there are other issues for workers in the meat-packing industry that have not really changed. If you would like to participate, please email Sandy Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive the Zoom link prior to the session.