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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Guest Lecture: Bill Fletcher, Executive Editor of The Black Commentator

Mon, March 29, 2010 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Location and Time TBA

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“The Crisis facing Working People: A New Path toward Social Justice”
a talk by Bill Fletcher, Jr., author of  Solidarity Divided

Monday, March 29, 2010
3 p.m.
LBJ Conference Room (CMA 5.160)
Dean Keaton St. and Guadalupe
University of Texas at Austin
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/cma.html
 
Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the executive editor of The Black Commentator web magazine and founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. A longtime labor, racial justice and international activist, he is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, a national non-profit organization organizing, educating and advocating for justice for the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Fletcher is also a founder of the Black Radical Congress and a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
 
A graduate of Harvard University, Fletcher is the co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path toward Social Justice (University of California Press, 2009). He has served as Vice President for International Trade Union Development Programs for the AFL-CIO’s George Meany Center, as well as Education Director and Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO. Beginning in the labor movement as a rank-and-file member of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, he combined labor and community work in efforts to desegregate the Boston building trades. He later served in leadership and staff positions in District 65-United Auto Workers, National Postal Mail Handlers Union and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
 
This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Senior Fellows honors program of the College of Communication and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies of the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, contact Robert Jensen at (512) 471-1990 or rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

“The Crisis facing Working People: A New Path toward Social Justice”
a talk by Bill Fletcher, Jr., author of  Solidarity Divided

Monday, March 29, 2010
3 p.m.
LBJ Conference Room (CMA 5.160)
Dean Keaton St. and Guadalupe
University of Texas at Austin
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/cma.html
 
Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the executive editor of The Black Commentator web magazine and founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. A longtime labor, racial justice and international activist, he is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, a national non-profit organization organizing, educating and advocating for justice for the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Fletcher is also a founder of the Black Radical Congress and a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
 
A graduate of Harvard University, Fletcher is the co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path toward Social Justice (University of California Press, 2009). He has served as Vice President for International Trade Union Development Programs for the AFL-CIO’s George Meany Center, as well as Education Director and Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO. Beginning in the labor movement as a rank-and-file member of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, he combined labor and community work in efforts to desegregate the Boston building trades. He later served in leadership and staff positions in District 65-United Auto Workers, National Postal Mail Handlers Union and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
 
This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Senior Fellows honors program of the College of Communication and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies of the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, contact Robert Jensen at (512) 471-1990 or rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

Sponsored by: The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies


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