Following our trip to Brazil in the Spring, we're now traveling to #Australia
to build with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) at #NextGen17
. This year's conference is broadening the conversation to an international scale and invited @blklivesmatter
. We have a lead organizer participating who is an expert on labor, organizing, and inclusion. We're honored to lead sessions on the challenges of leadership, responding to "flash points" in impactful ways, and unconscious bias in the workplace.
The working classes in Australia are affected in ways very similar to those found in the U.S. This is an international struggle, which makes our mission global. In both nations, we find a predominately-white governing and labor structure, an immigrant or darker/more ethnic working population, and a native people. (We recognize the aboriginal people and we're looking forward to exploring the landscape of indigenous organizing in Australia.) We highlight the importance of collaborating with, listening to, and prioritizing all populations, as we work to encourage deeper communication between labor staff, members and community workers in Australia.