SOLIDARITY: Fighting For The Rights Of All
An Interactive Workshop
with Lisa Jordan, Director of Education at United Steelworkers
Thursday, February 25th 2020 | 1:00pm-4:00pm EST
Now and throughout history, the union movement has been a key force in fighting for people’s rights both as workers and as citizens of the world—from the organizing of Black Railway Porters here in Canada, to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, to BLM, the fight for women’s rights and LGBTQ2S+ rights, among others, unions have played an important role in the struggle for equity, safety, fairness and justice. In this workshop, we’ll learn more about our history to give us an understanding of how we got to where we are now and to learn from the struggles and accomplishments of the past. We’ll also discuss what inclusion means in a union context, how the way we see the world varies depending on our backgrounds and experiences and what we can do to stand up for one another in solidarity.
All registrants must be ACTRA members in good standing. This workshop is open to all ACTRA members who self-identify as female or non-binary. Sorry gents! We will catch you at the next one…
TAWC is committed to advancing gender equity through the creation of programs, partnerships and initiatives that foster, support and recognize women of all diversities in key creative and leadership roles in the Canadian recorded media industry.
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(Note: Where the word female or woman is used throughout this document, this includes cisgender women, transgender women, women-identified, gender non-conforming women and others who identify themselves within the spectrum of the gender identity of a woman that may be fixed or fluid.)
About Lisa Jordan
The daughter of a Teamster and granddaughter of a Mineworker, Lisa studied labor economics in order to better understand why working people so often bear the brunt of economic change and to position herself to better impact the political and legislative choices that lead to economic outcomes.
Having received her PhD in Labor and Gender Economics from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Jordan worked with the UAW and United Food and Commercial Workers before joining the Universities of Minnesota and Illinois. In both positions, in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate Industrial Relations, Labor Economics and Diversity, Lisa worked with and in the labor movement teaching a range of classes: Labor History, Collective Bargaining, Political Economy and Stewards Training most regularly.
After serving as the Chair of the Sustainable Business program at Brevard College, Lisa joined the USW in 2008 and currently serves as the Director of the Education Department.
Dr. Jordan continues to stay active in her discipline. She served on the Board of the National Bureau of Economic Research, regularly presents at her academic conferences and recently published a chapter on the Future of Work and the essential role of worker voices in that conversation.
*Please note that this workshop may be recorded. By registering, you are agreeing to have your image recorded as a participant of the workshop.
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