The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is pleased to announce and celebrate the release of the student project Capacity Constrained Morality: A Brief History of Community Resistance and Labor Activism at the University of Washington.

Researched, compiled and published by undergraduates, Capacity Constrained Morality overviews the rich history of activism and collective struggle at the UW, as a counter-narrative to the University’s “facade of progress and diversity.”

The zine begins with a message to students and workers: "[T]hat their labor matters --  not only matters, but has been the defining force for change throughout the University’s history.  As students, workers, and community members continue the legacy of activism and resistance today, we hope the zine can be a resource in strengthening the movement, sharing knowledge and strategy, and advancing coalitions between workers and students."

Copies of the zine are currently available at the Bridges Center office in Smith Hall Room M266. Digital copies of the zine can be downloaded online at 


Release Event

Join us Friday, November 22nd  to celebrate the official release of the zine, and grab a copy of your own! Mingle with the authors, as well as other students and staff over food and light refreshments. All are welcome to this open event!

Event: “Capacity Constrained Morality” Zine Release Social

Date: Friday November 22nd

Time: 11 am - 2 pm

Location: Smith Hall, Room 306


Accessibility Information:

Smith Hall is accessible by stairs on the North and Southwest sides of the building facing the Quad, with ground-level entry on the East side, facing towards the HUB.  Please note that the elevators are under construction and will not be open for use until January 2020. This event will be located on the 3rd floor, and is only accessible by stairs for the time being. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Interested in researching labor?

The Harry Bridges Center offers undergraduate labor research grant funding. Awards of $250-350 are given to undergraduates seeking to conduct research, fund projects, or contribute to broader community endeavors around labor and social justice. Email for more information.