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Calls to action for LAWCHA members and member activist activities in recent weeks.

Upcoming Events

  • ASALH Conference on Civil Rights in America, Memphis, TN

    September 24-28, 2014, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. CFP Deadline, May 31, 2014. This year's theme involves the role of women and members of the gay and lesbian community who participated in the struggle for Civil Rights.

  • Labor Research & Action Network 4th Annual Conference

    June 16th and 17th, 2014, at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Explore the intersection of cutting-edge labor research and innovative worker organizing campaigns, and hear from the AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, Harvard University scholar Theda Skocpol, journalist Rick Perlstein, and many more scholars and practitioners.

  • Ludlow at 100: Events from March 15-May 18

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic Ludlow Massacre, a diverse group from around Colorado – including historians, scholars, union members, the Colorado National Guard, archaeologists, tourism representatives, etc. – have worked together to plan commemoration activities, exhibitions and events to commemorate the Colorado Coalfield War and the Ludlow Massacre.

  • Work: The Politics of Laboring in American History, Graduate Student Conference (Michigan)

    May 9-10, 2014. This conference will consider the myriad forms of work throughout American history, in order to engage scholarship in a wide range of subfields and disciplines. While race, gender, and class have become assumed and necessary categories of analysis, we offer “work” as a productive avenue for rethinking the politics of laboring. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Cynthia Blair, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Proposal deadline: February 3.

  • WCSA Conference, How Class Works

    June 5-7, 2014, SUNY Stony Brook. The conference seeks to explore ways in which an explicit recognition of class helps to understand the social world in which we live, and ways in which analysis of society can deepen our understanding of class as a social relationship. CFP Deadline: December 11, 2013