Rights, Capabilities, and Solidarities: Bridging Civil Rights and Labor Organizing for Economic Democracy

Lecture Description

Originally delivered as a lecture for Martin Luther King. Jr. Day to a coalition of various unions, community action groups, ministers, and public servants, this lecture looks historically at various moments when labor and civil rights groups organized around economic democracy and building new solidarities. It also draws on ideas of “capabilities” (from disability studies) and models for human flourishing to probe deeper into the potential of social movements.

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Labor and Working Class Social Movements

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