Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

The Murphy Institute, 25 W 43rd St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10036



2:30- 3:00 PM: Registration

3:00- 3:20 PM: Opening Remarks

  • Gregory Mantsios, Dean of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
  • Laine Romero-Alston, Team Manager, Fair Work Program/International Migration Initiative, Open Society Foundations
  • Cathy Feingold, International Director, AFL-CIO and Deputy President, ITUC

3:20- 4:00  PM: Discussion I

Women Leading a Global Movement for Economic Justice, Democracy, Fair Work

  • Moderator: Patrick Gaspard, President, Open Society Foundation
  • Sharan Burrow, Secretary General, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Rose Auma Omamo, General Secretary of Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (Kenya)
  • Liz Shuler, Secretary Treasurer, AFL CIO (United States)

4:00- 4:45 PM: Discussion II 

Women Leading from the Frontlines of the Global Economy

  • Moderator: Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director, Solidarity Center
  • Anannya Bhattacharjee, International Coordinator, Asia Floor Wage Alliance (India)
  • Libakiso Matlho, National Director, Women and Law South Africa (Lesotho)
  • Maricarmen Molina, General Secretary, Confederación Sindical de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de El Salvador (El Salvador)

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Concluding Reflections

  • Amol Mehra, Managing Director, Freedom Fund

Sponsored by: Open Society Foundations, the Ford Foundation, the Freedom Fund, Fundación Avina, C&A Foundation, Humanity United and AFL-CIO, Solidarity Center and Global Labor Justice

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