Confronting the chrome-plated wasteland

Purdue University doctoral candidate Brandon Ward delivers a talk entitled, "Confronting the Chrome-plated Wasteland: The UAW, Working-Class Environmentalism and the Urban Crisis in Detroit." Ward describes the history of labor unions and environmentalists working together on a working-class environmentalism and how it served as a precursor to the urban environmental justice movement. Focusing on the Detroit region, Ward explains the common cause made between environmentalists and industrial union members and their families, UAW leadership championing preservation and beautification efforts, and governmental initiatives. He answers questions from the audience. Ward is introduced by Michigan State University Professor John P. Beck. Part of the "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives" Brown Bag series co-sponsored by the MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, the MSU Museum, and co-sponsored by the Lansing Stewardship Community / Motorcities - the Automobile National Heritage Area. Held in the MSU Museum Auditorium.
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Michigan State University. Libraries
G. Robert Vincent Voice Library Collection
Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, and Detroit
Subject Topic:
Environmentalism, Labor union members, Environmentalists, and Urban beautification
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