Archive: Patrick Dixon
In Memoriam: Maria Ochoa
by Patrick Dixon. In late April we lost a friend when Maria Ochoa passed away after a two-year fight with cancer. I first encountered Maria when our office held an event with the Georgetown Women’s A
Scholars, Formerly Incarcerated Citizens Discuss Reforming Prison Labor
Chaired by Marc Howard, Professor of Government and Law, this timely gathering touched upon an enormous segment of the workforce whom are largely hidden from public view. Besides cleaning, cooking, and doing the laundry within prisons themselves, many are leased out to state owned or private companies where they may be manufacturing a highly diverse array of products including clothing, processed foods, office supplies, license plates, and even American flags, often for less than $2 per day. During the recent California wildfires, as many as forty percent of the firefighters that were drafted in to beat back the flames would have listed a prison as their present residence.
WCP: Playing Chicken: Discovering a Diverse Working Class in Trump Country
Most Americans envision the rural areas where Trump drew most of his support as predominantly white and working class. In this week's Working-Class Perspective, Kalmanovitz Initiative research analy
Category: Visiting Scholars
Fixing Los Angeles and Bargaining for the Common Good
On Wednesday, July 13, nearly 150 representatives of community organizations, unions, think tanks, and universities gathered to look closely at the success of the “Fix LA” movement and discuss the state of Bargaining for the Common Good efforts around the country.
Categories: Bargaining for the Common Good, Events