Class, Race, and Gender

Start: Tuesday, April 09, 202412:00 PM

End: Tuesday, April 09, 2024 8:00 PM

Location:University of Southern Maine-Portland 85 Bedford St., Portland, ME 04101 US

Host Contact Info: scontrascenter@maine.edu

Class, Race, and Gender

with author & scholar Michael Zweig

Tuesday, April 9th

For students, staff, & faculty at USM:

12:00-2:00PM

Luther Bonney Hall, Room 502

University of Southern Maine-Portland


For union members, labor leaders, & public:

6:00-8:00PM

4 Gray St, Portland, ME 04112

Maine Irish Heritage Center


Class, Race, and Gender is for those who want to understand the underlying connections among today’s social justice movements.

Bringing forth the basic operations of capitalist economies, it reveals what is driving many of today’s most urgent and vexing problems: the common origins of the inequalities of income, wealth, and power; environmental devastation; militarism; racism and white supremacy; patriarchy and male chauvinism; periodic economic crises; and the cultural conflicts that are tearing at US life.

Michael Zweig illuminates all propositions with specific examples from US history, from the first settlement of the New World to current life, including his own lived experiences as an activist, educator, and organizer over the past six decades. As such, the book is an urgently needed resource for activists and organizers seeking structural and moral transformation of life in the US. Building on his analysis, Zweig also presents strategies for political action in electoral and movement-building work.

Michael Zweig, emeritus professor of economics and founding director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His past books include The Working Class Majority: America’s Best Kept Secret and What’s Class Got to Do with It? American Society in the Twenty-First Century.  He is a founder of the Working-Class Studies Association and received their award for lifetime contributions to the field of working-class studies.

Participants are welcome to join both or either event.  Free and open to the public.  


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