CFL News
February 08, 2012

Thurs., Feb. 9: Getting Paid to Cause Trouble: Careers in Social Justice

Join the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies for its nearly-annual forum on working in social justice

Getting Paid to Cause Trouble: Careers in Social Justice

Thursday, February 9th.


Spertus Lounge (Room 244)

Roosevelt University

430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago


Come meet organizers from local community organizations and unions “walking the walk” and learn about careers in grassroots organizing!

Free and open to the public.

Refreshments served.

Organizers from  Illinois AFSCME, UNITE HERE!, UFCW-Walmart Campaign, Southsiders Organized for Unity & Liberation, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council and other unions and community groups will be here to talk about their lives and careers as social justice organizers. 


The mission of the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies (CCWCS) is to bring together individuals from multiple institutions to promote economic justice and to address class relationships.  CCWCS’ participants are guided by their commitment to “make class visible” and to strengthen the political, economic and moral power of working women and men. 


The Center is administered by the Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations of the University of Illinois, and its steering committee includes faculty from seven Chicago-area universities.  For additional information about the Center and future activities, or to become a member of the Center’s mailing list, please call the Chicago Labor Education Program office at 312-996-2491 or 312-996-2623, or email Bob Bruno at