The UMass Labor Center will host the 42nd United Association for Labor Education (UALE) Northeast Summer School for Women in Unions and Worker Organizations in the summer of 2017. The program will be held from July 22th to July 26, 2017.
Women labor activists throughout the Northeast will participate in this comprehensive, four-day leadership institute, participating in skills-building workshops, cultural activities, and educational sessions on current labor challenges. The program is presented by labor educators, union staff and officers, and worker organization activists.
Each year the UALE sponsors four regional women’s summer schools. Women from all over the United States join together to learn new skills and knowledge to enhance their ability to lead their unions and the labor movement. The UALE explains, "One of the most valuable aspects of the summer schools is the opportunity to meet and network with other union women from around the region and beyond... Summer Schools provide a unique, rigorous and immersive experience, one suited to the best innovations of the current labor movement. The themes, topics, workshops and panels speak to the urgency for gender equality in leadership, solidarity and movement-building creativity."
For more information, visit www.northeastwss2017.com.