New Crises, New Agendas
Save Jobs, Save the Planet
April 3-4, Kansas City

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All sessions will be at:

North Kansas City Community Center
1999 Iron Street (at Armour Road)
North Kansas City, MO

The site is wheel chair accessible. WI-FI is available. No alcoholic beverages are permitted and smoking must be done outside.

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Friday, April 3, 7PM

Welcome and Introduction of Conference

Panel: Class Solidarity Leaves No One Behind
Judy Ancel,
director of the Institute for Labor Studies, president, the Cross-Border Network for Justice and Solidarity


Donna Dewitt
President, South Carolina AFL-CIO; Co-chair, South Carolina Labor Party


Saturday, April 4
9AM Registration

9:15-10:45 Crisis One: Economic
Mark Brenner
After earning a PhD in economics, Brenner became deeply involved in living wage campaigns before his current job as director of Labor Notes.


10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Crisis Two: Climate
Christine Frank
Member of IATSE Local 13 in Minneapolis; Coordinator, Twin Cities Climate Crisis Coalition


12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Lessons From Past Crises
The Truth About the New Deal
David Riehle
Local Chair Emeritus UTU 650, St Paul and a labor historian


The World War II Mobilization
Bill Onasch
Webmaster, kclabor.org


2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:30 Struggles In and Out Of the Workplace
Introduced and moderated by Shawn Saving, Kansas City Jobs with Justice

Mark Dudzic
national organizer of the Labor Party

Richard Mabion
veteran community leader in Kansas City, Kansas and a promoter of dialogue between people of color and environmentalists

Molly Madden
retired KCATA bus driver long active in union community outreach efforts on transit issues

Steven Ashby
Associate Professor, Labor Education Program, University of Illinois; co-author, with CJ Hawking, of the just released book, Staley: The Fight for a New American Labor Movement
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4:30-4:45 Summing It Up
Registration Report
Summary Remarks

4:45 Adjournment

Register by April 1 and your name will go in a drawing to win a free copy of The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor, Les Leopold's biography of the remarkable labor leader, the late Tony Mazzocchi.

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