Category Archives: Arts and Culture

In Solidarity: Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States

Featuring Kim Moody
Friday, May 2, 2014 – 7:00pm

The New School, room 404
66 West 12 St
New York, NY 10011
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Haymarket Books and Jacobin Magazine are hosting a labor panel featuring Labor Notes founder Kim Moody, “one of the leading intellectuals of the labor movement” according to Robin Kelley, as well as working class activists in the fields of education and low-wage-work.

The panelists will sketch a picture of the state of US labor today. They will draw out the challenges facing labor, from neoliberal restructuring to overcoming racism and sexism. And perhaps most importantly, they will point the way forward for a rank-and-file union movement that can win real change.

Speakers at this event:
Virgilio Oscar Aran (Laundry Workers Center)
Emily Giles (MORE)*
Sarah Jaffe, moderator
Kim Moody
Tim Sylvester (Teamsters Local 804, President)

*Affiliations for identification purposes only

The event will also celebrate the release of Kim Moody’s new book of essays, In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States. In his latest work, Moody takes up many of the important questions facing labor today:

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A People’s Art History of the United States

This book was initially listed in The New Labor Forum Spring 2014 Issue

By Nicolas Lampert
The New Press, 2013
A fascinating book examines the role visual images have played in activist movements throughout American history. The author was “particularly drawn to the examples . . . where the decisions made by artists were controversial and confounding” because “analyzing histories that are deeply complicated helps us learn.”