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The Worker Institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to address issues related to confronting systemic inequality and building a fair economy, robust democracy and just society. We will share opinion, analysis, research, data, insights and training from our faculty and staff.

UNION DAYS 2017: Resisting, Organizing & Building Coalitions

Union Days

Union Days and the Social Justice Career Fair are coming up from March 21 to March 23, 2017. You can download our PDF poster by clicking here.

All events are free and open to the public. For information about these events, please contact workerinstitute@cornell.edu.

FILM: “The Long Ride”

TUESDAY, MARCH 21
4:30-5:30 PM | 105 ives Hall

This exciting film chronicles the historic Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride of 2003. Discussion follows with the film’s Director, Valerie Lapin and Rigo Valdez, Director of Organizing, UFCW Local 770.

SPEECH: Sophorn Yang, President of Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions

TUESDAY, MARCH 21
4:30-5:30 PM | 105 ives Hall

President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions and former garment worker. Women Workers Resist! Nationwide speaking tour sponsored by United Students Against Sweatshops

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Tiffany Dena Loftin, AFL-CIO  

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
4:30-6:00 PM | 105 ives Hall

Director of Civil, Human and Women’s Rights, AFL-CIO  

SOCIAL JUSTICE CAREER FAIR

THURSDAY, MARCH 23
1:00-4:00 PM | 423 king-shaw hall

PANEL: Social Justice Organizing and Coalition Building on Campus and in the Community

THURSDAY, MARCH 23
4:30-6:00 PM | 105 ives Hall

Russell Rickford, Associate Professor, History Department, Cornell University; Cornell Coalition for Inclusive Democracy; Black Lives Matter – Ithaca.
Allison Considine, Cornell Organization for Labor Action
Cole Norgaarden, Cornell Environmental Collaborative
Hadiyah Chowdhury, Cornell undergraduate student
Rachel Kaufman, Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union/SEIU Local 200United
Tiffany Dena Loftin, Director of Civil, Human, and Women’s Rights, AFL-CIO

BREAKOUT GROUPS

THURSDAY, MARCH 23
4:30-6:00 PM | 105 ives Hall

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by The Worker Institute at Cornell, ILR School
Co-sponsors: ILR Office of Career Services, Cornell Organization for Labor Action, ILR International Programs, Law and Society minor, Cornell Cinema, ILR Office of Student Services, Tompkins County Workers’ Center, Cornell Farmworker Program, ILR Catherwood Library

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