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The Color of Labor: A Long-overdue Conversation

September 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Event goal: To celebrate Labor Day with a discussion of what’s needed to build a society that works for all workers, in the voice of Black female labor leaders.

Location:  Please register to obtain the Zoom link.

Today’s workers are as diverse as they have ever been, not only in terms of their needs, desires, struggles, and triumphs, but also the organizations that support and represent them. Yet, too often, the conversations and narratives about workers, and the policies aimed at helping them, fail to reflect the full extent of this diversity.

Join Next100 and the National Black Worker Center for a long-overdue conversation about what is needed for systemic change and to build an economy and society that benefits all workers. We will discuss the state of labor today, including what it means to organize in a time of crises and in the run-up to the 2020 elections, and why Black workers and women of color in particular, are key to progressive movements and the broader fight for racial justice.


  • Tanya Wallace Gobern, Executive Director at National Black Worker Center
  • Neneki Lee, Director of the Public Services Division, SEIU
  • Aisha Satterwhite, Managing Director, Coworker.org

Moderator: Phela Townsend, Economic Opportunity Policy Entrepreneur, Next100
Presented by: Next100 and the National Black Worker Center.


September 8, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT




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