Lane Windham, Georgetown University

What Happened with America’s Working Class? Race, Gender, Capitalism and Power

“Blue-Collar Battle: The Untold Story of Working-Class Promise in the Pivotal 1970s,” Tuesday, November 17, 4pm [REGISTER HERE]

“Workers’ Control in Gig America: A Discussion on the 21st-Century Labor Movement,” Wednesday, November 18, 4pm [REGISTER HERE]

Due to COVID-19 all Havens Wright Center events will be hosted online on zoom this semester. To attend an event you must register in advance on Eventbrite (click on the links above). You will be sent a confirmation email after registering, and on the day of the talk you will be sent a link to join the zoom call, along with instructions on how to do this. For any additional information please email

Lane Windham is Associate Director of Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. She also is co-director of WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership), a project designed to identify, develop and train and new generation of women labor leaders. She is author of Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide. Windham spent nearly twenty years working in the union movement, including as media outreach director and specialist for the national AFL-CIO from 1998 to 2009.  She organized unions among clothing and textile workers throughout the South in the 1990s.

Co-sponsored by the UW Center for the Humanities.