Thursday, June 6, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ International Keynote Speakers Support Fund
Unions are always exploring new ways of reaching and organizing workers. This event will focus on a unique and successful strategy to organize home care workers in Oregon. It will feature the Canadian showing of the documentary The Care Revolution: The Transformation of Home Health Care in Oregon. The organizing of home care workers ranks as a major union success story during hard political times. This will be followed by a discussion examining the home workers campaign and the merits of documentaries as an organizing tool.
- Sonia De La Cruz, Professor Division of Culture, Arts and Communication, University of Washington-Tacoma
- Bob Bussel, Professor, Labor Education and Research Centre, University of Oregon