News and Events

Strike Ready Educators: A Strike Panel

Strike Ready Educators: A Strike Panel

Join us for a panel on organizing for strikes. Hear from educators from Haverhill and Malden who organized successful strikes. Learn about the fight for the right to strike. Learn about organizing for power and solidarity, overcoming fear, and sustaining strength during a strike.

May 11th at 7pm in 506 Goodell Hall



Anti-Capitalism for a Livable Future: An Earth Day Rally and Concert

STPEC students invite you to celebrate on campus organizing efforts with live local music and information about how and why to get involved. 

April 22nd 5:00-7:30pm on the North Lawn (Between the Student Union and the Campus Center)

This event will end with a performance by world-renowned Bread and Puppet Theater.  This is event is part of Earth Week and STPEC at 50 events. 

The Past, Present, and Future of STPEC

This Spring marks the Social Thought and Political Economy Program’s 50-year anniversary.  We hope that STPEC students and alumni will join us on Saturday, April 22 to celebrate this milestone with a series of “STPEC at 50” events. 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm   Our celebration begins with a welcome lunch and social hour in the Marriott Room (11th floor) of the UMass Campus Center. Reunite and reconnect with STPEC alumni, faculty, staff and students from across the many generations of the STPEC Program. 

STPEC at 50

The Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC) Program celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exciting series of events during the Spring 23 semester. Please join us. 

Abortion and the Hidden Fight Over Reproductive Work: A lecture with Jenny Brown

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Jenny Brown is an organizer with the feminist group National Women’s Liberation, and former editor of Labor Notes magazine. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to make morning-after pill contraception available over the counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. She is author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work (PM Press) and Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now (Verso). She writes regularly for Jacobin. Brown has an M.S. in Union Leadership and Administration from UMass Amherst.