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LERC Presents: A Labor Black History Month Event with April Sims

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
1870 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403

April Sims, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, is the first woman of color and the first black person to be elected as a WSLC executive officer.

In this talk, Sims will explore the concept of intersectionality through the lens of personal narrative, intergenerational reflections on working-class experiences that shaped her political consciousness as a woman and as a black person, and the ways in which those anecdotes directly informed her life as a unionist and leader in the labor movement. She will also share her experiences and observations regarding social and economic justice views on the current political economy of collective bargaining. Learn more.

Co-sponsored by:

Black Studies Program
Center for the Study of Women in Society
Sociology Department
Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF)

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