May 13, 2013

Bill Fletcher, Jr. to speak in Salem, May 19 2013

What Now For The Left?

A Conversation with Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Bill Fletcher, Jr., a leading labor, racial justice and international solidarity activist will speak about how the left can organize lasting and meaningful justice.

An informal conference will be held at the Red Lion Inn, Salem, Oregon:

3301 Market St NE
Salem, OR 97301
1:30 to 5:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Fletcher will speak on the topics of "The Left and the building of a winning majority" and “Labor, the Left and social transformation”. There will be time at the event for questions and answers.

Bill Fletcher got his start in the labor movement as a rank and file member of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America. Combining labor and community work, he was also involved in ongoing efforts to desegregate the Boston building trades.

Fletcher is a graduate of Harvard University; he writes and speaks widely on domestic and international topics, and on racial justice and labor issues.

Fletcher is the author of "They're Bankrupting Us" - And Twenty Other Myths About Unions (Beacon Press), and co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided:  The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice (University of California Press).

This event is sponsored by Committees of Correspondence – Albany/Corvallis, and Willamette Reds – (

Contact information: Bob Rossi, 503-838-6676.

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