59th Annual ConferenceLas Vegas, October 16-19, 2019CFP Deadline: December 5, 2018
Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Annual Conference
May 3-5, 2019
Call for Papers, Presentations and Performances
General Strike 1919-2019 – Radicalism, Repression, and Solidarity
2019 marks the 100 the anniversary of a watershed year in American and Canadian labor history, especially in the West. The year was defined by the Seattle and Winnipeg General Strikes, the Centralia Massacre,and the wave of state sponsored repression of immigrant workers during the Palmer Raids. Reflecting on these events a century later encourages us to consider the significance of radicalism as well as ways that organized labor has both enforced and overcome racial and gendered barriers to solidarity.
The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association seeks presentations, performances, and papers thatexamine labor history of the past 100 years, especially related to:
Patriarchy and Feminism
Employer and State Repression
Racism, including White Supremacy
Immigrant Workers and Xenophobia
We encourage proposals that illustrate how the events of 1919 demonstrate strategies and tactics of workers, employers, and the State, and how they are relevant to today’s labor struggles. Specific examples might include:
Labor and Race
Women in the Labor Movement
Labor and trade policy in historical perspective
The open shop movement in history: The American Plan to the Janus decision
Right Wing populism and the working class
The PNLHA values intersectional approaches to working class history. We especially encourage exhibits and performances of art and music that reflect working class culture and history, and non-traditional, popular education approaches. Presentations should be addressed to a broad range of conference participants including academics, students, workers and community members.
Submit one-page proposals electronically, by January 7, to the Conference Program Committee Coordinator, Nikki Mandell: PNLHA2019@gmail.com
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