Date(s) - September 9, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Unfortunately due to continuing concern over COVID-19 we are postponing the September 14 reception with Karen Nussbaum and Lane Windham hosted by the US-Canada Office of the ILO. We hope to be back doing in person events by the end of the year and will reschedule this event for Spring 2022.
9to5 Discussion and Reception at the ILO
Please join DC LERA for our first in person get together since February 2020! The US office of the International Labor Organization will host a reception on the roof of their building at 900 19th Street, NW, Washington DC. We will be joined by special guests Karen Nussbaum, founder of 9to5, and Lane Windham, professor at Georgetown University and a noted scholar on work and the labor movement, who will discuss the recently released documentary on 9to5. ALL DC PROTOCOLS FOR COVID RESTRICTIONS WILL BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED. Please RSVP below if you can join us!
Karen Nussbaum has been an organizer for more than 50 years, fighting for the rights of working women and men, across race and class, in the U.S. and around the globe. Karen co-founded and was the first director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women and was the founding president of 9to5’s sister organization, the union District 925, SEIU. The two organizations were a leading force in the emerging working women’s movement and the growth of women’s organizing in unions.
Lane Windham, professor at Georgetown University and a noted scholar on work and the labor movement. Lane is an experienced organizer, educator, historian and activist. She holds a doctoral degree in U.S. history and her book about union organizing in the 1970s, Knocking on Labor’s Door, will be out on Labor Day in 2017. Lane spent nearly twenty years working in the union movement, including as media outreach director and specialist for the national AFL-CIO from 1998 to 2009. She organized unions among clothing and textile workers throughout the South in the 1990s. Lane’s current research focuses on how working people can best build power within today’s shifting economy. She has published widely on issues of class, race, gender, economic justice and the future of work. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) and is on the Advisory Committee of Labor and Research Action Network (LRAN). Lane directs WILL Empower, an ambitious collaborative project with Rutgers University to promote women’s leadership in the labor movement and the struggle for economic justice.
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