Renewing our Movement, Restoring our Democracy

June 25-28, 2018
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

The 2018 Midwest School for Women Workers will bring together women, transfeminine, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming workers from across the Midwest who want to renew our labor movement and restore our democracy. #msww2018

 

 

 

2018 Midwest School for Women Workers Agenda (download the pdf here)

 

Sunday, June 24  Pre-Conference Event

2:00pm - 4:00pm        Presentation on Tradeswomen by Dr. Heidi Wagner - St. Paul Labor Center

4:00pm - 6:00pm        Tradeswomen Social - Bad Weather Brewing Company

Monday, June 25

7:30am - 9:00am        Breakfast (Middlebrook Hall; residents only) - Middlebrook Hall

10:00am - 12:00pm    Registration (Carlson School of Management - 3M Auditorium) -  Carlson School of Management

12:00pm - 1:00pm      Lunch (Middlebrook Hall)          

1:15pm - 3:45pm        Workshops (Carlson School of Management)

  • Racial Justice in the Union and at Work
  • Immigration & Globalization
  • Understanding the Worker Center Movement
  • Effective Messaging for Unions & Worker Organizations
  • Sexual Harassment and Violence at Work & in the Union

4:00pm - 6:00pm          Plenary #1: Janus Update & Transformative Leadership - (3M Auditorium)

6:30pm - 10:00pm        Pizza Dinner & Labor Movie Night (3M Auditorium; optional)

Tuesday, June 26

7:30am - 9:00am        Breakfast (Middlebrook Hall; residents only)

7:45am - 8:45am        Yoga (Middlebrook Hall - East Study Lounge)

9:00am - 11:45am      Track Classes (CSOM)

  • Beyond the Workplace: Strategies for Building Community
  • Alliances & Creating a More Diverse Labor Movement
  • Your Rights in the Workplace
  • Leading with Strength & Solidarity
  • Internal Mobilization & Organizing

12:00pm - 1:00pm       Lunch (Middlebrook Hall)

1:15pm - 3:45pm        Workshops (Carlson School of Management)

  • Labor History
  • LGBTQ 101
  • Racial Justice in the Union and at Work
  • Immigration & Globalization
  • Understanding the Worker Center Movement
  • Effective Messaging for Unions & Worker Organizations

4:00pm - 6:00pm        Plenary #2 - “#MeToo… and Me, Too!” (3M Auditorium)

6:00pm - 7:30pm        Dinner (Middlebrook Hall; residents only)

7:00pm - 10:00pm      Minnesota Lynx game (optional - requires online registration)

Wednesday, June 27

7:30am - 9:00am        Breakfast (Middlebrook Hall; residents only)

9:00am - 11:45am      Track Classes (CSOM)

  • Beyond the Workplace: Strategies for Building Community
  • Alliances & Creating a More Diverse Labor Movement
  • Your Rights in the Workplace
  • Leading with Strength & Solidarity
  • Internal Mobilization & Organizing

12:00pm - 1:00pm      Box Lunch (3M Auditorium) - Prep for Direct Action

1:00pm - 1:15pm       Board Buses (outside CSOM)

1:15pm - 6:00pm       Twin Cities Labor Bus Tour & Direct Action

6:00pm                       Campus Drop-off (optional; for those who don’t want to go to dinner)

6:30pm - 8:30pm       Program & Dinner at CTUL (optional)

8:30pm                       Return to Campus

Thursday, June 28

7:00am - 8:00am        Breakfast (Middlebrook Hall; residents only)

8:00am - 9:00am        Workshop by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (3M Auditorium)   

9:00am - 11:30am      Track Classes (CSOM)

  • Beyond the Workplace: Strategies for Building Community
  • Alliances & Creating a More Diverse Labor Movement
  • Your Rights in the Workplace
  • Leading with Strength & Solidarity
  • Internal Mobilization & Organizing

11:30am - 12:00pm      Checkout (residents only)

12:00pm - 1:30pm        Graduation Lunch (Carlson Private Dining Room)

1:30pm - 3:00pm          LGBTQ 101 & Conversation About the Future of the MSWW - (3M Auditorium)

 

Tuition:

Commuter: $500.00
  • Includes parking; and daily lunch, snacks, and two dinners (optional).
Room and Board: $650.00   
  • Includes housing; parking; and daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
     

For questions, please call 612-624-5020 or or email us

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