Join scholars, artists and activists from around the U.S. and ten other countries in discussions about a variety of topics related to working-class life and experience, with a focus on the conference theme, “Working-Class Organization and Power.” http://www.ler.illinois.edu/labor/wcsaconference.html
Fantastic panels, low-cost housing available!
It Started in Wisconsin:
Labor Unity, Teachers, and the Prospects for a New Labor Upsurge
Members of the Labor & Working-Class Studies Project at the University of Wisconsin will speak directly to the current naked attack on working-class rights and standards and the cross-class mobilization that has emerged to fight back – in Wisconsin and elsewhere. (UIC)
The Working-Class Eye of Milton Rogovin
A photo exhibit of Rogovin’s decades of powerful photos of workers at work and home. Working-Class Studies pioneer Janet Zandy of Rochester Institute of Technology will discuss the importance of Rogovin’s vision of working-class life. (Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery)
Hard Times Poetry Slam
with commentary and poetry by both pioneer and second-generation Chicago slammers.
Labor Trail Working-Class History Tour
of Chicago neighborhoods will be an option for Saturday morning.
Dozens of panels on working-class movements, literature, arts and activism. For further information on the conference schedule and registration go to http://www.ler.illinois.edu/labor/wcsaconference.html
Easy access by public transportation
Low-cost housing at Marie Robinson Hall, UIC
Deadline for registration is May 20.
Additional registration will likely be available after that date, but late fees will apply.
Jack Metzgar at firstname.lastname@example.org (on the program)
Maria Dokes at email@example.com (for registration, housing, etc.)
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