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The Southwest Labor Studies Association
32nd Annual Conference

The Future of the Labor Movement:

How Can Unions and Workers Organize to Win?
Perspectives from Labor Studies,
Labor Education, and Labor History

March 10-11, 2006

UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education


THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE of the Southwest Labor Studies Association and the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education invite organizers, scholars, and activists to submit proposals for panels or papers on the topic, "The Future of the Labor Movement: How Can Unions and Workers Organize to Win?" for presentation at the 32nd Annual SWLSA Conference. We are interested in panels and papers that address the challenges of organizing, educating, and writing about workers and their struggles in the twenty-first century. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: What is the role of labor studies and labor education in organizing workers? How do we build bridges between working people at home and abroad? What role will the working class play in local and global movements for social justice and democracy? How can labor educators best influence public policy? What works in political organizing? What are some of the new trends in labor studies, labor education, and labor history?

Although we prefer full panel proposals, individual paper proposals are also encouraged. Proposals from workers and organizers, labor educators and journalists, documentarians and artists, and scholars and activists are all welcome. Limited funding for workers and graduate students is available.

Please send your proposal (not exceeding three hundred words) as well as a current resume or CV to kentwong@ucla.edu, or by mail to Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Labor Center, PO Box 945178, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1478. E-mail submissions are preferred. Please address any questions to Nancy Quam-Wickham, Department of History, CSULB, at quamwick@csulb.edu or (562) 985-7809.

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