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Practitioner Fellowship Program

The Practitioner Fellowship Program offers labor activists and strategists the opportunity to take a step back from their work and think creatively about challenges facing working people today.

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Worker Justice DC Alternative Spring Break

During the Kalmanovitz Initiative’s Worker Justice DC Alternative Spring Break, students immerse themselves in the DC community to work, learn, and reflect in solidarity with workers, community organizations, and policy efforts.

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Organizing Fellowship

The Kalmanovitz Initiative Organizing Fellowship places undergraduate students as organizers with local community and labor groups advocating for working people.

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Life Interrupted
Fighting Trafficking through Rights Work: A Roundtable Discussion of Denise Brennan’s Life Interrupted

Please join us on Friday, April 25 for a panel discussion featuring Professor Denise Brennan, our Kalmanovitz Initiative faculty fellow and professor of anthropology at Georgetown University, on how immigration reform and basic rights work across labor sectors will help prevent trafficking into forced labor.

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The Exit Zero Project: Deindustrialization and Social Class in Chicago

Join us for a film screening and discussion of The Exit Zero Project with Christine Walley, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT. The Exit Zero Project uses personal stories told across multiple generations to explore the lasting social and environmental impacts of deindustrialization in the former steel mill communities of Southeast Chicago.

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Living in a Precarious World

In response to the rise of precarity, artists, journalists, activists, and academics have debated the larger stakes and implications of this new “precariat.” The 2014 Lannan Spring Literary Symposium and Festival, “Living in a Precarious World,” will explore these questions through commentary, fiction, poetry, and interactive performance.

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Justice for Janitors DC: A Digital History Project

Justice for Janitors changed the lives of thousands of people. Since 2010, at Georgetown we’ve been collecting the stories of DC Justice for Janitors—union activists, politicians, employers, community leaders, and janitors themselves. We’ve dug up old newspaper clippings and video footage and collected photographs and flyers, and assembled all of it into a digital history website. Watch a trailer for the project (embedded left) and check out the website here!