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:

Friday, April 8th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET

  • Christopher Phelps, University of Nottingham. “Orphan Strike or Beauty Strike? Pinching, Women’s Labor Militancy, and Sexual Harassment in the Progressive Era.”
  • Joel Berger, Georgetown University. ““You Can’t Be Obligated Long Distance:” Political Struggles Over Residency Requirements for Public Workers in Detroit and Chicago, 1968-2020.”

Friday, May 13th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET

  • Nafisa Tanjeem, Lesley University. “US Labor Intervention in Latin America: The Politics of Class Harmony and the American Institute for Free Labor Development.”
  • Susan R. Breitzer, Independent Scholar. “Butchers, Bakers, and Melameds: The Labor of Religion.”

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