Jacob Remes

posts and bio Jacob Remes

Clinical associate professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

“Traveling the World: Workers’ Transnationalism”

by on June 24, 2017

A panel on Friday called “Traveling the World: Workers’ Transnationalism” was a example of another valuable thing about LAWCHA panels: thoughtful comments and discussions. The papers were good and interesting too–I summarize them in the tweets embedded below–but I want to really highlight Dana Frank’s commentary, which pushed the speakers and indeed the audience in a new direction.

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Religious history at #lawcha2017

by on June 24, 2017

Religious history panel, Friday Morning: One of the things I most enjoy about LAWCHA conferences is how ecumenical they are. Labor and working-class history is a broad church. Friday morning I went to a panel entitled Religious Leaders, Grassroots Responses, and Political Change.

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Thursday Night’s Mass Incarceration Plenary

by on June 24, 2017

On Thursday evening, the 2017 LAWCHA conference opened with a barn-burner of a plenary on mass incarceration and prison labor, featuring Heather Thompson, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and Chelsea Nation and moderated by Julie Greene.  I live-tweeted it (it turns out that I’m a better tweeter than a blogger), and I’ll embed my tweets below.

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