Workshop: Race and Labor

Event Date: 
June 15, 2023
Black-and-white photo shows people marching in a New York City street, carrying signs. In the center, looking directly into the camera with a slight smile, is a Black woman with a natural hairstyle, carrying a hand-lettered sign: "Dear Black and Brown children, Your lives matter! Don't allow this corrupt system treat you otherwise! Sincerely, Your Teacher. #BlackLivesMatter"

Event at a Glance


June 15, 2023, 7:30 pm

Wow! This event is already at capacity, so we have closed registration. It's great to see so much interest. But don't worry -- this workshop will be offered on a monthly basis, so stay tuned for the July event.

This workshop will be held on Thursday, June 15, and will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time (4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific). This is an online workshop and will be held via Zoom.

How does racism show up in our workplaces and our unions? What are some strategies to confront it and build solidarity for a stronger, multiracial labor movement? And what can you say to union siblings who aren’t convinced racial justice has anything to do with union politics?

This workshop addresses how class and race are inextricably linked, tracing back the origins of “race” as an invention of the ruling class to divide workers. We'll talk about how to move to strategies of unity.

Accessibility: Zoom's automatic captions will be turned on during the session. Please feel free to contact us with other accessibility needs or questions.

Registration is FREE. To sign up, click "add to cart" below, and follow checkout instructions in the cart.

If you have any questions or problems signing up, email courtney[at]labornotes[dot]org.