Plenary and Special Sessions

Plenary Sessions

Reinventing the Labor Movement to Fight Inequality—and Save Democracy
Thursday, May 28
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Testing Inequality: Teachers, Parents, and Unions Organizing For Education Justice
Friday, May 29
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Arts as Activism
Saturday, May 30
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Special Sessions

DC LaborFest
Wednesday, May 27
Saturday, May 30

On Wednesday and Saturday nights, we invite you to attend special film screenings and discussions in collaboration with the DC LaborFest, a month-long celebration of labor arts including film, music, theater, poetry, books, art, and history.

Session 3: Workshop, Tours, and Film Screenings
Thursday, May 28
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

An extended session on Thursday afternoon will offer workshops, tours, and film screenings, including a DC area labor history tour, visits to area labor archives, and more.

Labor Repository Open Houses
Thursday, May 28
Friday, May 29

Three area labor repositories have offered to schedule tours with conference visitors.

Banquet
Friday, May 29
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for a banquet with entertainment by our own musicians and writers, followed by an open mic hosted by Sarah Browning.

Exhibits

Book Exhibits
Thursday, Copley Formal Lounge
Friday, Reiss Science Building Lobby
Saturday, Reiss Science Building Lobby

West End Press
PM Press
Hard Ball Press
New Press
University of Michigan Press
Cornell University Press
Duke University Press
University of Virginia Press

Stories of Our People
Thursday, Copley Formal Lounge
Friday, Reiss Science Building Lobby
Saturday, Reiss Science Building Lobby

Stories of Our People collects experiences of social justice struggles both extraordinary and ordinary to be used as organic ingredients for fiction focused on the lives, times, issues and adventures of activists living in the belly of the beast they’re struggling to transform. Visit the Stories of Our People (SOOP) table to talk with author and illustrator Juliana Barnet and to add your story to the “SOOP” cauldron.