April 19 Monday

Reimagining Work After 2020 Workshop

  • Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:10PM - 4:00PM
  • Online
  • Open To The Yale Community
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This spring, Yale Law School will host the Workplace Theory and Policy Workshop, Reimagining Work After 2020, chaired by Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Science Vicki Schultz. This timely seminar will bring in prominent scholars, policymakers, and activists from a variety of disciplines to analyze recent transformations in society—most notably, the COVID pandemic and the uprising against structural racism—in relation to work. Together, we will examine how COVID and racial injustice have affected and are affected by employment and other forms of work, and how current crises present opportunities for change that promise greater social and economic justice, equality, and humanity for all.

If you are a member of the Yale community interested in joining, please email Senior Administrative Assistant Brendan Toller to receive the credentials.

Readings: https://yale.instructure.com/courses/64003/modules

The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 8, 2:10 EST:
    • Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College (the gig economy)
  • Monday, Feb. 15, 2:30 EST* [note the later time for this talk]:
    • Michael Denning, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies, Yale University (critical labor theory)
  • Monday, Feb. 22, 2:10 EST:
    • David Stein, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African American Studies, UCLA (civil rights and full employment)
  • Monday, March 1, 2:10 EST:
    • Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor of Economics, Bard College (federal job guarantee)
  • Monday, March 8, 2:10 EST:
    • Adia Harvey Wingfield, Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis (COVID, health care, and race)
  • Monday, March 15, 2:10 EST:
    • C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (COVID and gender)
  • Monday, March 22, 2:10 EST:
    • Heath Fogg Davis, Professor of Political Science and Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Temple University (LGBTQ workplace inclusion)
  • Monday, March 29, 2:10 EST:
    • Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party (BLM, electoral politics, and economic justice)
  • Monday, April 5, 2:10 EST:
    • Parul Koul & Chewy Shaw, Executive Chair and Executive Vice Chair, Alphabet Workers Union (Big Tech union organizing)
  • Monday, April 12, 2:10 EST:
    • Carmen Rojas, President and CEO, Marguerite Casey Foundation (worker empowerment)
  • Monday, April 19, 2:10 EST:
    • Daniel Aldana Cohen, Professor of Sociology, Director, Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, University of Pennsylvania (Green New Deal and work)
  • Monday, April 26, 2:10 EST:
    • Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director, MASS Design Group (beauty and justice in the built environment)




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