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The Working Class Studies Association international conference runs June 3-6 at the William Penn Union, University of Pittsburgh. More than 100 sessions on various aspects of working-class culture, history and politics will be held with theater ("Buried", "Out of This Furnace") music (Anne Feeney, Nelson Harrison and others) with site visits to Homestead-Braddock, McKees Rocks, and the murals of St. Nicholas in Millvale. For further information and a complete program see: www.workingclassstudies.pitt.edu.
On Wednesday June 3, the opening night of the WCSA Conference, "The Point of Pittsburgh" will be presented with readings from the book, music written and performed by Mike Stout with The Human Union band (guest appearance by The Newlanders), with visuals by Paul Carosi. The production by Lynne Squila will feature readings by a "Who's Who" of Pittsburgh media, culture, labor and environmental activists, religious folk, Native Americans and others (see attached list). The price for non-conference attendees is $20 ($10 for students, seniors and unemployed). A substantial portion of ticket, book and CD sales will go to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
This promises to be a great gathering of people who understand that "class matters," an opportunity to deepen one's understanding of the past and future of the global working class.