LAWCHA 2017 Conference
President’s Report

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LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.

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  • Dirty Work :SLSA 2018 Conference

    May 17-19, 2018
    Richard B. Russell Library on the University of Georgia

    The Southern Labor Studies Association will convene the 2018 Southern Labor Studies Conference in Athens, GA, at the Richard B. Russell Library on the University of Georgia campus, May 17-19, 2018. The conference will gather academics, activists, archivists, and students for three days of panels, roundtables, book discussions, and other sessions organized around the theme of “Dirty Work.”

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  • Disorganized/De-organized/Reorganized :Midwest Labor and Working Class History Colloquium 2018

    May 26, 2018
    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    The 2018 colloquium, titled “Disorganized/De-organized/Reorganized,” will feature a keynote address by Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University, as well as a roundtable of community activists and local labor organizers. All presentations will be free and open to the public.

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  • 40th Annual North American Labor History Conference

    October 18-20, 2018
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference (NALHC), an international conference with a global perspective on labor and working-class history, invites proposals for case studies, project demonstrations, papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops on the theme Labor and History in the 21st Century for our fortieth anniversary annual meeting.

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Making America White Again: Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, was a major set-back for immigrant and human rights activists who fought to remove him from office in 2016. The pardon gives a pass for elected officials and police to violate the civil rights of Latinos, primarily low-wage working-class Mexicans. Read more →

January 9th, 2018