Labor Café | Black Labor in the COVID-19 Economy

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Geddes Hall, Coffee House

The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers, and workplaces. What rights and protections should those who work for others have? What's the proper role for government in the economy? How should we address enduring problems of inequality, poverty, and lack of opportunity? And what does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about these labor questions? Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome, and all opinions are entertained.

February Topic: Black Labor in the COVID-19 Economy

Resources to get the conversation started:

The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color,” Center for American Progress, Apr. 14, 2020
"Stephen Pitts interviews April Verrett, president of SEIU 2015, a union of 400,000 long-term caregivers in California," Black Work Talk [podcast], Jan. 12, 2022
In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key,” The American Prospect, Feb. 18, 2022
New report finds workers of color have been especially hard hit by manufacturing job losses associated with globalization,” Economic Policy Institute, Jan. 31, 2022
Why are Black Women Missing from Corporate Leadership?,” The Sadie Collective, Nov. 11, 2020
Student Debt Cancellation is a Racial Justice Issue,” Institute for Policy Studies, Jan. 13, 2022

This event is cosponsored by the Initiative on Race & Resilience and the Department of Africana Studies.


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