Saturday, March 10, 2018. 9:00am - 6:00pm. Doors and light refreshments open at 8:30am.
University of Washington, Seattle Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room (225)
A day-long conference dedicated to conversations among local activists on ways to join commitments and collaborate on transformative projects fighting for social justice, racial justice, gender justice, and workers’ empowerment in the current political moment.
Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington. Questions? Call (206) 543-7946 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM – Breakfast, Registration
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Welcome and Opening Keynote
- Michael McCann, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
- Lynne Dodson, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
- Bill Fletcher, Jr., author and activist
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Panel: Transforming Politics as Usual: Electoral Politics
Moderator: Megan Ming Francis, UW Political Science
Dulce Gutiérrez, Yakima City Council
Rosalinda Guillen, Community to Community Deveopment
Bob Hasegawa, WA State Legislature
Nikkita Oliver, Seattle Peoples Party
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM – Lunch
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM – Afternoon Keynote by Kent Wong, UCLA Labor Center
15 minute break
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Challenging Strategies for Advancing Social Justice Unionism
Moderator: Jonathan Rosenblum, author and activist
Faye Guenther, UFCW 21
Eunice How, UNITE-HERE Local 8
Dean McGrath, ILWU Local 23
Sandy Restrepo, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM – Retaking Ownership of the Company Town
Moderator: Sarah Quinn, UW Sociology
Nicole Grant, MLK County Labor Council
KJ Moon, Democratic Socialists of America - Seattle
Matt Remle, Mazaska Talks
Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council
4:45PM – 6:00 PM – Closing, Reception
Parking: If you will be driving to the event, free parking has been arranged in the University of Washington's central plaza parking garage, located immediately below Kane Hall. When entering the parking garage, stop at the gatehouse and advise the attendant that you have a parking code, 174135. You will be issued a free permit. Driving directions to the garage, and Kane Hall, can be found here.