Systemic racism and injustice are deeply rooted problems that impact our society, including our labor movement. It weakens our unions and diminishes our collective power. Defeating racism is integral to our ability to build a better future for our members and working families everywhere.
Join union members, activists and leaders from across the country on February 24th from 12:30 - 2pm PT/1:30-3pm MT/2:30 - 4pm CT for a conversation on how racial justice economically and socially helps everyone. AFA-CWA, AFSCME, AFT, CWA, NEA, SEIU, and UAW will host Heather McGhee for a discussion about her forthcoming book: The Sum of Us, her deep personal journey across the U.S., and how defeating racism positively impacts the labor movement.
Heather McGhee is a leader in the fields of Race and Economy. Her 2020 TED talk, “Racism Has a Cost for Everyone” reached 1 million views in just two months online. She is the former president of Demos and a regular NBC contributor. Heather is a longtime partner to labor and has dedicated a portion of her book to discuss the intersection of race and labor.
This discussion will be moderated by Naomi Walker, Director of Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN).
Please register here to attend this event and take part in this crucial discussion.