YDSA Fall Reading Group: Socialists & the Labor Movement

Start: 2020-12-04 16:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

Join YDSA members from around the country for our fall semester reading group on socialists & the labor movement! There will be four sessions:

10/30: Why is class central? (with guest speaker Vivek Chibber)

11/6: The history of the U.S. labor movement

11/20: The Rank-and-File Strategy (with guest speaker Barry Eidlin)

12/4: Union organizing & strikes (with guest speaker Eric Blanc)

Readings here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JIuJlYDz-LYDOip1Lt9iji6NP0exg-S81Dk0l4mQ2Ns/edit?usp=sharing

Reading at least the bolded texts in advance is highly recommended, but not required.

Each session will be formatted as follows:

1) Introductory remarks by a guest speaker - 10-15 minutes

2) Open Q&A with guest speaker - 10-15 minutes

3) Facilitated breakout group discussion - 40 minutes

4) Whole-group open discussion - 20 minutes

This will be a great opportunity to hear from experts on the labor movement as well as to meet other YDSA members from around the country, so we hope you can make it and invite other members!