A Democracy Worth Fighting For: A Conversation with Erica Smiley, Lisa Hubbard, and Margaret Hallock
In this conversation, longtime social and economic justice organizer Erica Smiley will explore how the pandemic has left millions of people behind—especially women and people of color—while wealth grows even more concentrated in the hands of the few. She will explain why more political and economic democracy is necessary to lessen poverty and racism.
Smiley and respondents Margaret Hallock and Lisa Hubbard will discuss achieving worker power through organizing “whole people” in their communities. This strategy will help the labor movement in the United States build on the unions we have in order to create the new institutions we need.
This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights and is funded by the Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Cosponsored by the UO Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Labor Education & Research Center, and Center for the Study of Women in Society.