Call for Proposals: Constructing the New Social Compact – Jan 31

Posted by Georgetown University on January 19, 2021

The Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University is convening a major public virtual gathering April 28 – May 1, 2021 to envision, define, and lay the groundwork for a new social compact,Constructing the New Social Compact: A Public Forum on Empowering the Post-Pandemic Working Class.

The New Social Compact project’s advisory / organizing committee invites participants who can contribute to the exploration of ideas about the social compact, through scholarship and / or activism.

As the United States embarks on a transition in presidential leadership, the coronavirus pandemic has upended the world’s economy, and thrown into sharp relief the systemic racial, gender and class inequalities that were embedded in the New Deal-based social compact. That social compact is now fast eroding. Now is the moment to envision and advance a bold new social compact for the 21st century that centers working people’s security and needs over calls for austerity.

Activists, academics, faith leaders, policy experts, global labor activists, workers, philanthropists, labor organizations, elected leaders and others, in the U.S. and internationally are encouraged to join the dialogue on a new social compact and building a more just and inclusive world.

Please see the Call for Participation. The deadline for proposal submissions is January 31, 2021. For more information, please contact

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