Left Forum 2012 Getting Serious about Class Dynamics with Bill Fletcher Jr.
Series: The Left Forum 2012 - Confronting Global Capitalism
Subject: Political Science
, African American Studies
, Latino Studies
, Asian American Studies
, Gender Studies
, Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender
, Occupy Wall Street
This panel explores the intersections of class with race and gender in the United States in 2012. We define class structures in relation to the 99%/1% metaphor popularized by the Occupy Movement and explore the intersections of class with race, gender, and popular culture in the context of the social movements and presidential campaigns percolating in 2012. The panel aims to specify the complex ways in which class dynamics shape the society and movements we experience now.
Bill Fletcher, Jr., is a longtime labor, racial justice and international activist. He is an Editorial Board member and columnist for BlackCommentator.com, a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and a founder of the Black Radical Congress.?? Fletcher is the co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided, The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice (University of California Press).
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