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LAWCHA at the AHA: Dinner with Karen Nussbaum

LAWCHA dinner with Karen Nussbaum, Executive Director of Working America, to be held Friday, January 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Café Dupont at the Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 20036. As LAWCHA toasts Nussbaum’s history, she will share her thoughts about labor’s future. If interested, be sure to reserve a spot right away; we cannot accommodate those who have not registered by December 31st. The cost for the two-course meal ($35 plus 20% tip and DC restaurant tax), is $40 for faculty and other employed members and $25 for graduate students. LAWCHA is providing subsidies to enable grad students to attend at the lower rate; please note on your check if you are a grad student. Drinks and desserts can be ordered a la carte at the event for additional cost; we chose to keep the basic price as low as possible by not including them. Register by writing to: AND sending a check by 12/31 to:

Nancy MacLean
Department of History
Box 90719
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708 – 0719

(We regret that the restaurant does not accept personal checks nor can LAWCHA handle them easily but feel free to put “LAWCHA AHA dinner” in the memo line for reimbursement purposes. Also, Cafe Dupont will not provide individual receipts for such a large group but they have agreed to provide copies of the prix fixe menu with date and cost in lieu of itemized checks. Just remember to take your menu with you that night!)

Karen Nussbaum is a visionary feminist organizer who has been working to make the labor movement more inclusive and progressive since the 1970s. A former clerk-typist and founder of 9to5, a pioneering labor organization for clerical workers, she went on to found District 925 of the Service Employees International Union and served as its president for almost 20 years. During the Clinton Administration, Nussbaum served as the director of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1993 to 1996 and then went on to head a new Working Women’s Department of the AFL-CIO from 1996-2001. Nussbaum is now executive director of Working America, a group she co-founded in 2003 to be the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, representing almost three million working people who do not have the benefits of union but share a commitment to advancing a pro-working-class agenda in public life.