With the lowest-paid workers at the highest-risk for COVID exposure and for wage loss, the pandemic propelled workers rights issues to the forefront once again. But the inequities of our economy are nothing new. We live in an age of rapid technological change and outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing that threatens to leave many workers behind. What does the future of worker protections look like? How can we protect dignity and fairness in work?
Climate change, a pandemic, inequality, all demand that we examine the economic systems and structures we are operating within. In this time of unprecedented change, how might we reimagine work?
Given the ever-more connected world we live in, how should we reimagine the economy?
Examine new ways to think about work in light of the changes prompted by the pandemic.
Examine the way race interacts with structures of power, and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives.