KI Visiting Scholar John Russo to Speak on the Gig Economy
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“The Gig Economy, Precarity, and the Future of Work” with John Russo
Sunday, November 6 at 7:15pm
Ministry Center at Our Lady of Queen Peace
2700 19th St S, Arlington, VA 22204
The Labor and Income Inequality Team at Our Lady of Queen Peace Church is hosting a presentation where KI Visiting Scholar John Russo will share his insights on the gig economy. Join this timely discussion about what the new economy is and how contingent contract workers can build power and secure pay and benefits to support themselves and their families.
Email Laura Bandini at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions related to the event.
John Russo is a Visiting Scholar at the Georgetown University Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, working to design an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Working-Class Studies. He has a weekly blog, Working-Class Perspectives, read by over 120,000 people in 170 countries and is a Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Institute, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, at Virginia Tech (Alexandria). Before moving to Washington, John was a founding member and Co-Director of the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University. Along with conducting research on working-class history, labor studies, urban studies, and deindustrialization, he helped design and taught in the first certificate program in Working-Class Studies in the United States.