DC Area Labor and Working-Class History Seminar

The Kalmanovitz Initiative partners with George Washington University to host the long-standing DC Area Labor and Working-Class History Seminar on the second Friday of every month when school is in session.  Since January 2021 we have been meeting online via Zoom. 

Upcoming meetings:

Fri. Sept. 23rd 2.00 – 4.00pm

LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History‘s 2022 Big Book Forum: Kelly Lytle Hern√°ndez’s Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire & Revolution in the Borderlands


Fri. Oct. 14th 2.00 – 4.00pm

Debbie Goldman. “Fighting for Job Security: The Struggles against Outsourcing, 1998-2005”

Moeko Yamazaki. University of Oregon. “Making the World on Time: History of FedEx Since 1973”


Fri. Nov. 11th 2.00 – 4.00pm

Trish Kahle. Georgetown University. “Fueling Authority: The Struggle to Govern Energy in the Warfare State”

Kenneth Wohl. Stony Brook University. “Working in the District: The New Deal and Labor in Great Depression-Era Washington DC”


Fri. Jan. 13th 2.00 – 4.00pm

Joseph Hower. Southwestern University. “The Municipal Doomsday Machinist? Ralph de Toledano and the Popularization of Public Sector Union Critiques in Postwar America”

Bryant Etheridge. Bridgewater State University.¬† “The Great Compression”


If you would like to attend the seminar please join the mailing list below. Please direct inquiries to Patrick Dixon at labor@georgetown.edu.