99% Spring: Whose Streets? Labor, Civil Disobedience and Social Change
Monday, April 30
Thousands of people trained this spring to engage in massive direct actions to protest rising inequality. What was this movement about, and what did it mean? How had—and should—the labor movement engage with the 99% movement? Stephen Lerner, a leading organizer and one of the planners of the 99% Spring, shared his thoughts on the origins and directions of the movement, in conversation with Michael Kazin, Georgetown Professor of History and co-editor of Dissent.