SERIES: Histories of the Working Class in North America 2021
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May 25 @ 6:30 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
Histories of the Working Class in North America is a space for popular education that brings researchers and scholars into conversation with organizers, students, and teachers rooted in the contemporary working class. Hosted by The People’s Forum, this series is driven by a commitment to better understand the history of working class life and struggle in order to learn lessons that can be applied in the class struggle today.
The majority of us, no matter our level of education, have been taught to see history from the perspective of our exploiters, obscuring the histories of working class struggle in order to forestall future victories. This has been accomplished, in part, by an enforced divide between intellectuals working in academia, and intellectuals committed to spaces of political struggle. We invite emerging and established scholars of working histories in a range of economic sectors, geographic, and social locations, to speak to our audience, particularly young people engaged in working class and anti-racist struggles. We intend to build a collective conversation and a practice of sustained study to strengthen anti-racist, feminist, and working class struggles today. In order to know where we are going, we must study where we have come from!
Join us for this series of public, monthly talks with a historian to delve deeper into our history.
MAY 25, 6:30 PM EST: Women’s Organizing in the Appalachia South
JUNE 23, 6:30 PM EST: Work, Community, and Memory on California’s Round Valley Reservation
JULY 28, 6:30 PM EST: Dockworker Power: Race and Internationalism