Labor Studies Skills Courses

2020-21 Courses

Build skills and community with the LES summer series of *free* training and classes! Cost is free but registration is required; space for each class is limited.

Data Practices Act/Freedom of Information Act Request Training
August 5, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Instructors: Sasha Yunginger and Filiberto Nolasco Gomez
Are you looking for information that you cannot find in a Google search? Filiberto and Sasha will teach you how to use DPA & FOIA requests along with publicly available databases to get the info you need to move your campaign along or scratch that data itch. 
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How to Write Journalistic Essays/Op-eds 
August 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Instructors: Cassie Williams and Filiberto Nolasco Gomez
Op-eds and essays are opportunities to reflect on what you're experiencing and share it to a broader audience. Cassie and Filiberto want to support the development of your writing voice. 
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Labor & the Prison-Industrial Complex
Rescheduled from 2:00pm - 5:00pm  September 3, to 
3:00pm- 6:00pm  Thursday, September 24
Instructors: Amy Livingston, Alanna Galloway and Anna Kurhajec
Millions of people are caught up in various elements of the United States' criminal punishment system and millions of union members work within this system. In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing uprising, the labor movement must face difficult questions. This class will consider these questions and give participants tools to address them within their unions. 
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Introduction to Corporate Campaigns
Rescheduled from September 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm to
Instructors: Amy Livingston and FIliberto Nolasco Gomez
What is a corporate campaign? Why do unions use them? This is an introductory overview of corporate campaigns and their key components: targeted research, external communications, and organizing. 
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People of Color Activists Fatigue
September 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructors: Cassie Williams and Alanna Galloway
From heightened racial tension to adjusting to the uncertainties of life during a pandemic, activism comes with great pressure. Come and discuss how racial injustice affects our wellbeing and strategies to manage activism fatigue in order to continue to fight. "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." -Audre Lorde
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