On Thursday February 15th @ 2pm EST the Labor Research Action Network will host a convening of Black Union Researchers . The purpose of the meeting is to develop a network and mentorship program that focuses on the recruitment and retention of Black union researchers. The meeting is open to seasoned veterans, recent hires, or those interested in working for unions, social justice NGOs, or in academia related to the labor movement.
Although Black people are the group of people most likely to join a union, there are a limited number of Black researchers in the labor movement. While there are existing diversity initiatives for people of color, very often, these have not successfully attracted and retained researchers of African descent. Black researchers come from communities with unique experiences and perspectives that they can potentially bring to union research. This meeting hopes to add to the number of Black union researchers in a sustainable way.
For those who plan to attend remotely, please register here:
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