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The Future We Need for Workers and Our Democracy

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 214, Redwood Auditorium
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Featuring Sarita Gupta, vice president of the Ford Foundation and 2021-22 Wayne Morse Chair. 

What will labor organizing look like in the future? Gupta answers this question by describing not only how working people can improve their wages and working conditions, but how they can exert real power over many more aspects of their lives. Gupta will consider the central role that collective bargaining must play in the renewal of diverse communities and our democracy.

As vice president of the Ford Foundation, Gupta oversees all US programs. Gupta has more than 20 years of experience working to expand people’s ability to come together to improve their workplaces, their communities, and their lives by creating solutions to the problems they face. She has deep expertise in policy advocacy, organizing, and building partnerships across the workers’ rights and care movements, having served as the executive director of Jobs With Justice and codirector of Caring Across Generations. She is a nationally recognized expert on the economic, labor, and political issues affecting working people, and is widely acknowledged as a key leader and strategist in the progressive movement.

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics 2021-23 theme, Making Work Work. It is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society. 

Join us in person for this free event or watch the livestream.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Center for the Study of Women in Society, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, 2021-22 Making Work Work

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Alumni


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