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

April 2019

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Higgins Labor Program Student Showcase
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Pizza, Pop, & Politics: Peer to Peer Politics
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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May 2019

18
2019 Service Send-Off Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

June 2019

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Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)

August 2019

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