Working Class Studies Conference (B'ton)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Working Class Studies Association Conference 2017

Class Struggle: Race, Gender, and Revolution

Indiana University, May 31-June 3, 2017


Join us for four days of exciting presentations and discussions, featuring:


Debs House Tour: Meet at the Wright Education Building for the bus to Terre Haute for a tour of the Eugene Debs House. 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31. $15.00 donation suggested.


IU Cinema Presents: Join us at IU Cinema for a screening of the 1984 classic The Killing Floor, the tale of work, labor, and organizing in Chicago’s meatpacking industry during World War I. A “Can’t Miss” film. Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 PM.


Opening Keynote: Dr. Josh Pacewicz, Brown University, Trumpism before Trump: Rust Belt

Populism during the 2008 and 2012 Elections. Wright Education Building Auditorium, Thursday, June 1, 10:30 AM.


Film Screening: Join us for a screening of Christine Walley’s moving documentary, Exit Zero, about the closing of the Chicago area steel mills, and the end of an American Dream. Thursday, June 1, 7:00 PM, Wright Education Building Auditorium


Plenary Address: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Temple University, Working-Class U: Possibilities for the Future of Public Higher Education. Friday, June 2, 10:30 AM, Wright Education Building Auditorium.


Closing Keynote: Kim Moody, Founding Editor of Labor Notes, The Present and Future of the U.S. Labor Movement. Saturday, June 3, 10:30 AM. Wright Education Building Auditorium.


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Sponsored by the Working Class Studies Association, and the Indiana University department of Labor Studies, IU School of Social Work.