Reinventing the Labor Movement to Fight Inequality—and Save Democracy

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Building Workers’ Political Power
Karen Nussbaum is the co-founder and director of Working America, the former director of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the founder of 9 to 5 and District 925.

Community Organizing to Defend Teachers and Public Education
James Thindwa is the community engagement coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers Great Lakes Region and the previous executive director of Chicago Jobs with Justice.

Labor and the Moral Mondays Movement in the South
MaryBe McMillan is the Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina AFL-CIO and and a leading advocate of organizing the U.S. South.

Bargaining for the Common Good
Stephen Lerner is a fellow with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor leading the Bargaining for the Common Good campaign and previously led SEIU’s Justice for Janitors campaign.

Moderator
Nancy MacLean is the President of the Labor and Working Class History Association and the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University.

About the Kalmanovitz Initiative

Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor develops creative strategies and innovative public policy to improve workers’ lives in a changing economy.