SALT OF THE EARTH LABOR COLLEGE
The Feminization of Migration
Saturday, September 24th 2:00 pm
In the last few decades millions of people have been forced to migrate as a result of wars, poverty, environmental degradation and political repression. We Americans have seen the particularly large migration from Mexico and other Latin American countries into the United States. Corporate policies championed by successive US administrations, like NAFTA, have played a major role in destroying rural economies leading to an especially significant migration of woman and youths. Professor O’Leary will discuss the many causes of migration and some of the ways women migrants and their supporters fight back.
Acta De Marusia
Film and Discussion
Saturday, October 1st 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 29th 2:00 pm
Seems like the Bernie Sanders campaign has resurrected interest in this largely forgotten radical. Gene Debs was a giant figure in the socialist movement sweeping America in the early 20th century. Rising to fame as a leading labor organizer, Debs emerged as the leading figure of the Socialist Party. While in prison for his staunch opposition to US participation in the first World War he received around one million votes in the 1920 presidential elections. He was the Socialist Party’s candidate for President four times. Brother Myers will discuss Debs’ contributions to the American working class and discuss some of the lessons we can learn for the struggles ahead.
The 2016 Elections
Workshop with Joe Bernick, Director of Salt of the Earth Labor College
Saturday, November 12th 2:00 pm
The 2016 elections will be over. We’ll know the winners and losers, except in Maricopa County where they may still be counting. This workshop will evaluate not only the makeup of the new Congress and other elected offices, but also the impact of the Bernie Sanders campaign and movement; independent and third party candidacies; the role of organized labor and the racially and nationally oppressed; and the movements that grew in support or opposition to the many ballot propositions.