Testing Inequality: Teachers, Parents, and Unions Organizing For Education Justice

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Jose Luis Vilson Middle school math teacher Author of This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education Jackson Potter Staff Director, Chicago Teacher’s Union Kathy M. Newman, moderator Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University Activist with the […]

Culture, Class, and Identity in a Century of Novels, Comics, and Film

On this panel we are interested in the relationship between culture, class and identity. One of our overarching questions is: is culture an ideologically repressive force in workers’ lives, or can it be a tool for fighting inequality? In “Intersectionality in Working-Class Literature and Culture,” Sara Appel will explain how working-class culture speaks through, to, […]