“Meaningful change can only happen with organizing that puts ordinary people at the center of their own struggle: there are no shortcuts to lasting social change.”
Join us at the UC Berkeley Labor Center for a conversation with Jane McAlevey to talk about her new book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age.
A scholar and longtime organizer in the student, environmental and labor movements, McAlevey makes a compelling case that the gains of the two most successful social movements–labor and civil rights–gained their power from mass organizing, a strategy today’s progressives have mostly abandoned in favor of shallow mobilization or advocacy. In order to win, progressive movements need strong unions built from bottom-up organizing strategies that place the power for change in the hands of workers and ordinary people at the community level.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please register in advance. Books will be available for purchase at the event and are also available online from Oxford University Press.
Jane F. McAlevey is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. She is also the author of Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Wednesday, January 11
UC Berkeley Labor Center
2521 Channing Way (1/2 block from Telegraph)