100 Years IWW

CFP: PNLHA conference

The IWW 100 Years
Call for Papers, Workshops, and Presentations
A Conference for Labour Activists, Organizers, Students, Educators and Scholars
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre - Vancouver, BC
June 10-12, 2005

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was founded in Chicago in June 1905. Now 100 years later, the 2005 PNLHA conference will consider the Wobblies enduring contribution to the labour and social justice movements and their current influence.

We invite proposals for academic research, panels, individual presentations, interactive workshops, drama, music, art and memorabilia displays and other forms of presentation about the IWW and related themes.

We prefer interactive sessions and discourage the reading of papers. We also encourage proposals that link history with current issues, and especially welcome submissions that address the following:

  • The IWW's inclusion policies in an exclusionary environment
  • The use of images to promote the IWW cause
  • Adapting hymns, song and other popular culture
  • Organizing techniques, advancements and losses
  • Relationship with the mainstream labour movement
  • Organizing Relief Camp Workers in the Depression era
  • Women's involvement
  • Direct action and political action
  • Presentations on other labour history topics that further understanding of workers heritage and social change

Proposals should include a short summary and a list of all presenters, and be sent to: Ms Joey Hartman, PNLHA BC Vice President, #2402, 6888 Station Hill Drive, Burnaby, BC, V3N 4X5 Email: pnlha@shaw.ca.

The deadline for proposals is January 14, 2005.

For further information please see www.pnlha.org or contact Joey Hartman at 604-456-7043 or pnlha@shaw.ca.