How can workers organise, resist & protect themselves during this pandemic?
Tuesday 28 April: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Ordinarily, History Acts run face-to-face workshops. With lockdown in place however, we’ve decided to go online, with some quickly-organised workshops, focusing specifically on activists’ responses to the pandemic. For our second event we are discussing ‘How can workers organise, resist & protect themselves during this pandemic’.
SWARM Sex Worker Advocacy & Resistance Movement
Ian Hodson, National President, Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU)
Dr Erin Maglaque, Sheffield University
Dr Jack Saunders, Kings College London
For all our workshops, we have a panel of two activists and two historians. The activists speak first, and then the historians respond. We ask that historians don’t prepare a paper or a talk, but just come ready to listen to the activists and respond to the issues they raise, based on their research and expertise. The final part of the workshop opens up to the audience for group discussion. The focus is on how history/historians can provide useful info/assistance to aid activist efforts in the present.