Jane F. McAlevey Organizer, Author, and Scholar Lecture: “Power, Participation, & Democracy”
Date / Time
April 17, 2019 - April 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jane F. McAlevey
Organizer, Author, and Scholar
Lecture: “Power, Participation, & Democracy”
Jane McAlevey is an organizer, author, and scholar. Her first book, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell), published by Verso Press, was named the “most valuable book of 2012” by The Nation Magazine. Her second book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, published by Oxford University Press, was released late in 2016. She is a regular commentator on radio and TV. She continues to work as an organizer on union campaigns, lead contract negotiations, and train and develop organizers.
Upon completing her two-year Post Doc at the Harvard Law School, she returned to consulting work with unions in and outside the USA. She is currently at work on two books. Slated for release in fall 2019 from Ecco/HarperCollins, the next book argues that despite, if not because of, the withering attacks on working people from the US Supreme Court, conservative state and local governments, and the corporate class, American democracy depends on rebuilding unions. STRIKING BACK, due for release in 2020 from Verso, explores organizing, power, and strategy.
Organized by the UIC Institutions Working Group
Stephen Engelmann, Political Science
Cedric Johnson, African American Studies and Political Science
Laurie Jo Reynolds, Art
Blake Stimson, Art History