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The Future We Need for Workers and Our Democracy

The Department of Sociology proudly hosts this year’s Wayne Morse Chair, Sarita Gupta, vice president of the Ford Foundation and 2021-22 Wayne Morse Chair

Wednesday, March 30, 5-6:30 p.m.
Redwood Auditorium, 214 Erb Memorial Union

This event is free and open to the public; a livestream of the talk will also be available

What will labor organizing look like in the future? Sarita Gupta answers this question by describing not only how working people can improve their wages and working conditions, but how they can exert real power over many more aspects of their lives. Gupta will consider the central role that collective bargaining must play in the renewal of diverse communities and our democracy.

As vice president of the Ford Foundation, Gupta oversees all US programs. She has deep expertise in policy advocacy, organizing, and building partnerships across the workers’ rights and care movements, having served as the executive director of Jobs With Justice and codirector of Caring Across Generations. A nationally recognized expert on the economic, labor, and political issues affecting working people, Gupta is widely acknowledged as a key leader and strategist in the progressive movement.

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics 2021-23 theme, Making Work Work. It is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.