Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 17:00
Fighting Foxconn: Lessons learned from online and offline activism in China
Join Pluto Press, the Wildcat book series and a host of activists and authors from across the world for How We Organize! Radical lessons from workers’ struggles around the world, a series of webinars discussing the innovative new tactics, strategies, and objectives of worker organizing and independent unions today.
In this first webinar, we will examine Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers, analyzing the buyer-driven global production chain structures, the impact on Chinese factory workers’ well-being, and the bottom-up struggles initiated by aggrieved workers and their supporters, which include labor non-governmental organizations and university student activists.
The speakers are:
Jenny Chan is Assistant Professor of Sociology at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also the Vice President (2018-2022) of the Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44) of the International Sociological Association.
Mark Selden is Senior Research Associate in the East Asia Program at Cornell University, Editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal, and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and History at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Ralph Litzinger is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.
Ying Chen is Assistant Professor of Economics and a Faculty Affiliate at the India China Institute, The New School.
It will also include Introductory remarks by Immanuel Ness, series editor for Wildcat.
For further details on the event, click the ticket link below.