Craypo Memorial Series

Chuck Craypo Memorial Lecture and Workshops: Combining Research and Activism for Social Justice

The late Chuck Craypo, Professor of Economics and founding Director of the Higgins Labor Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame, devoted his career to improving the lives of working people. To honor his legacy, in 2013 the Higgins Labor Studies Program initiated an effort to bring together researchers and activists to lead a series of lectures, workshops, and conversations around a compelling theme related to social justice.

The inaugural Craypo Conference focused on Walmart’s low-wage model and how workers have been responding to improve their wages and working conditions. Chuck was writing a book on "the high cost of low prices" when he passed away unexpectedly several years ago. At a joint public lecture, historian Nelson Lichtenstein explained how Walmart has transformed the retail industry and labor activist Dan Schlademan outlined how these changes have affected strategies for organizing Walmart workers. In addition to this public forum, each met with groups of faculty, students, and labor and community activists in multiple breakout sessions.

 

Please check out our concluded 2018 Series -- Food, Work, & Power in the USA -- in the Archives. And check back regularly for updates on coming events.

 

      
 
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Upcoming Events

August 2021

19
Engaged Learning Forum | "Back to Normal" and Continuing to Grow
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
23
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
23
Meet Me at the CSC!
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
24
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
25
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

September 2021

13
Application Close | Community Impact Grants
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm