“Storming the Heavens”: Worker Education & Social Activism
A Conference for labor, scholars, educators, trade unionists,
current & former worker-students
Friday & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd
The City University of New York Centers for Worker Education
25 Broadway, 7th floor, New York City
This conference commemorates the 25th anniversary of the founding of the CUNY Centers for Worker Education, that placed an important part of a major public urban educational institution at the service of the labor movement through programs designed to meet the needs of workers, embracing their concerns and aspirations.
Proposals are welcome for papers, presentations and panels exploring the history, politics and contemporary significance of Worker Education in the U.S and abroad. Teachers, staff and students in worker education programs are encouraged to contribute to the discourse reflecting their institutional and personal experiences social impact. Labor scholars and trade unionists are especially encouraged at attend and/or participate. A crucial area of inquiry is how class, race and gender intersect in working class experience generally an in worker education programs as vehicles for social progress and working-class empowerment.
Special Guest Speaker:
William Scheuerman (President, United University Professions)
For information and registration: www.workereducation.org
or call 212 966 4014
Sponsoring organizations (in formation):
Graduate Center for Worker Education (Brooklyn College), Consortium for Worker Education, Professional Staff Congress, Center for Worker Education Alumni Association (City College), Working USA: Journal of Labor & Society, Labor Policy Institute, Graduate Student Organization, United Association for Labor Education, & United University Professions.
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