9 to 5: Story of a Movement —
An Evening with Karen Nussbaum and Lane Windham
June 22, 2022, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
ILO Office for the United States and Canada
900 19th Street NW, Rooftop
Washington, DC 20006
Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for food, refreshments, conversation, and a fascinating documentary!
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 20006. 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, was published 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.
9 to 5: Story of a Movement Agenda
6:00 – 6:05 pm WELCOMING REMARKS
Prof. David Jacobs – President, DC LERA and Lecturer, Kogod School of Business, American University
6:05 – 6:35 pm DISCUSSION
Ms. Karen Nussbaum – Founding Director, Working America, former Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Dept of Labor and co-founder, 9to5
Prof. Lane Windham – Associate Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University
6:35 – 8:00 pm FILM VIEWING
”9to5: The Story of a Movement,” directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar – length: 1:24:54”
8:00 -8:30 pm MODERATED Q&A
Prof. David Jacobs
Ms. Karen Nussbaum
Prof. Lane Windham
8:30 CLOSING REMARKS
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