The 15th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, August 10th 2018 – the day of pre-conference activities for the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back!
OOW members are encouraged to submit to the following sections organized by the Labor and Labor Movements Section:
Race and labor and the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Strike
In February 1968, 1,300 black Memphis sanitation workers struck for safer jobs, better pay, and union recognition, carrying signs that said “I am a man”. Rev. Martin Luther King visited Memphis repeatedly to support the strike, and on one of those visits, on April 4, 1968, he was assassinated. Despite vicious union-busting by the city government, the workers went on to win the strike.