Thursday Feb. 18, 2016 at 4 p.m.:  Bill Fletcher, Jr. presents the second Distinguished Lecture in Working Class Studies: “The Legacy of Race for White People in America: A Tribute to W.E.B. DuBois, ‘The Souls of White Folks,'”  in the Wang Center Theater.


The event is part of the University’s celebration of Black History Month.  Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Department, the Center for Study of Working Class Life, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Humanities Institute. It is free and open to the public.

Bill Fletcher is one of the most distinguished public intellectuals in the U.S. today, with deep background in labor, civil rights, and peace movements.  He was education director of the AFL-CIO under John Sweeney, when he led the creation of the Common Sense Economicscurriculum, and a special assistant to Sweeney when he was president of the AFL-CIO.  Flecther is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, a senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and has had top staff positions for strategic campaigns in several national unions.  He has written extensively on the intersections of race and class, in books, blogs, and on BlackCommentator.com, where he is an editor.

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