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Join the launch of the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative, a cohort of Black labor strategists supporting workers’ collective power.

About this Event

Calling Black strategists and allies to join us for the launch of the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative (ABSI) is a joint project of Jobs With Justice Education Fund, Institute for Policy Studies’ Black Workers Initiative, and Morehouse College International Comparative Labor Studies that seeks to create a cohort of black economic justice and labor-focused strategists committed to leading, developing, and advancing policies and campaigns that support the collective power-building of working people, particularly in the South. ABSI will support the development of a new school of thought anchored in the principle that working people’s ability to organize and collectively bargain, alongside voting and other forms of civic participation, is a prerequisite for a healthy society and economy.

Featured speakers include:

• Erica Smiley, Executive Director, Jobs With Justice

• Dr. Cynthia Hewitt, Professor and Chair, Morehouse College International Comparative Labor Studies

• Marc Bayard, Associate Fellow and Director, Institute for Policy Studies’ Black Worker Initiative

• Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, Associate Professor & MWGS Program Directory, Texas Woman’s University

• Dr. Everett Kelley, National President, American Federation of Government Employees

Dr. Wiliam Spriggs, Professor of Economics at Howard University and Chief Economist of the AFL-CIO

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