Take it from someone who witnessed the severe impact of deindustrialization on working-class Americans: lofty rhetoric and grand promises cannot disguise the massive economic displacement that will come from technological advances. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, KI Visiting Scholar John Russo lays out the sheer magnitude of what we’re facing and potential solutions being tested by governments and businesses worldwide. John […]
The Kalmanovitz Initiative convenes and supports activists, advocates, and academics in line with our mission of advancing workers’ rights and economic justice.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative draws upon the resources of a great university to educate and engage a new generation of leaders dedicated to a just, democratic, and inclusive economy.
Drawing on Georgetown’s distinctive identity as an arena of policy formulation and debate, the Kalmanovitz Initiative fosters approaches aimed at creating equitable, sustainable, and empowering workplace relations in a fast-changing economy.
The best problem to have is too many good options. At Georgetown University, there is an abundance of undergraduate courses that engage labor, worker rights, or social justice more broadly. To help you identify and choose the ones that are right for you, we’ve compiled a list of such classes here and included their professor and time. Please […]
Portrayals of working-class people in popular culture often depend on stereotypes, yet this year’s Oscar-nominated films are a pleasant exception. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Jack Metzgar describes the unusually nuanced and poignant representations of working-class men in Fences, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, and Hell or High Water. Troy Maxson is a Pittsburgh garbage collector in […]