Forging Hope: Local Alliances for Good Jobs and Racial Justice

February 9, 2013 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

2520-D University Capitol Centre
(2nd floor of the downtown Iowa City Old Capitol Mall)

There is an exciting conference coming up in Iowa City on February 9th, "Forging Hope: Local Alliances for Good Jobs and Racial Justice."

The conference will feature keynote speaker Saket Soni, executive director of the National Guestworker Alliance and the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. He is co-author of "And Injustice For All: Workers' Lives In the Reconstruction," the most comprehensive report on race in the reconstruction of the post-Katrina Gulf Coast, and "Never Again: Lessons of the Gustav Evacuation," an account of the treatment of African Americans in the sheltering process. Other conference sessions will include: What's Happening in Iowa's Low-Wage Economy?,  The Immigrant Voices Project and Center for Worker Justice, Community Coalitions for Justice in Iowa: Roles of Diverse Constituencies.

The conference will take place from 9am-3pm in room 2520-D University Capitol Centre (located on the 2nd floor of the downtown Iowa City Old Capitol Mall). It is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided to participants who call to register by February 4th. If you plan to attend, please call the Labor Center at 319-335-4144 to register.

The conference is sponsored by: the UI Labor Center, UI Center for Human Rights, UI International Programs, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (Civil Rights Division, US DOJ), and the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO.