Organizing and Winning For 21st Century Movements

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 7:15pm - 9:30pm

Steve Early, “How Unions Organize to Win”
Arun Gupta, “The Wal-Mart Working Class”
Johanna Brenner, “Organizing the Working Class: what does feminism have to do with it?”

They activated their members. They reached out and won the community and student support that carried the day. This is called social movement organizing, and it applies to every political struggle.

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Co-Sponsors: The Women Gender Sexuality Studies Program, The. Monthly Review and Labor Notes.

Steve Early was director of organizing for the Communication Workers of America for many years and is also a labor journalist. His most recent book is Save our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress.

Arun Gupta is a journalist, co-founder of The Indypendent and founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal. He is a regular contributor The Guardian and Alternet, and is published widely in the alternative press. His article,”The Wal-Mart Working Class,” appears in Registering Class, v. 50 of the Socialist Register.

Johanna Brenner is a retired PSU faculty member who writes on feminist theory and politics. Her most recent article is “Twenty-First Century Socialist-Feminism” which will appear in the Canadian Socialist Studies Association Journal in March 2014.
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