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The Center for Work and Democracy hosts a number of events each year to promote scholarship that supports our mission and that seeks to build a community of scholars, activists and organizers interested in advancing democracy, equity, and the power of working people.

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"Working people are the majority of the people in a democracy. So if working people's voices aren't heard, then we're only hearing a fraction of the people who should really be the people of a democratic society."

Craig Calhoun, Advisory Board Chair

Upcoming events

Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix


In partnership with the ASU Art Museum and the…


  the ASU Art Museum

Past events

BOOK TALK: Rashad Shabazz's "Biography of a Sound" with Commentary from Jeanelle Austin

Join Dr. Rashad Shabazz, CWD board member and Associate Professor in the Schools of Social Transformation and…


  ASU Art Museum, "Art in Focus" room; Virtual via Zoom

The Politics of Care: A Talk with Deva Woodly

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions about the politics of care have proliferated within and beyond…


  ASU Art Museum, "Art in Focus" room; Virtual via Zoom

25th Annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture with Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology and the founder and principal investigator of the …


  Herberger Theater (222 E Monroe St Phoenix, AZ 85004); Virtual


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