April 14, 2016
Virginia, United States
American History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Urban History / Studies, Human Rights, Business History / Studies
The Center for the History of the New America
is proud to announce our
Spring 2016 Conference
Organizing for Power and Workers' Rights in the 21st Century
April 14, 2016
Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park
On April 14, 2016, the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland will host a symposium exploring workers and organizing in the twenty-first century.
The symposium will include two panels: “Building the 21st Century Labor Movement” is designed to assess the efficacy of current organizing strategies in areas such as fast food and Walmart, and help point us towards creative approaches for labor movements more generally. “Global Flows: Immigrants, Globalization, and the New Political Economy” will focus on interconnections between migration into the US and outsourcing and capital mobility globally. In addition to the symposium, participants will be invited to view the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, a prestigious archive recently added to Special Collections in Labor History & Workplace studies at the University of Maryland Libraries, and unique labor materials from the Gordon W. Prange Collection. These rich archives provide a unique history of the labor struggle in the United States and internationally.
Organizing for Power and Worker's Rights in the 21st Century is being sponsored by the Center for the History of the New America, the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers and the University Libraries' Special Collections in Labor History & Workplace Studies.
For more information including a full schedule, see http://newamerica.umd.edu/conferences/spring2015.php
If you have any questions about this event, don't hesitate to contact us.
Center For the History of the New America
Allison Gunn and Thomas Messersmith, GAs
2155 Taliaferro Hall