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  1. 1:00pm 2021-06-01T14:30-05:00
    Worker Advocacy Organizations

    Leading advocates for workers in a variety of formal and informal sectors – from care work and construction to digital platforms and the arts – compare the challenges they see to the future of work and organizing in their respective fields and global contexts.

    Richard Dobson Co-Founder and Project Leader, Asiye eTafuleni

    Katie Joaquin Deputy Director, Jobs to Move America

    Lenny Sanchez Co-Founder, Independent Drivers Guild of Illinois (IDG)

    Lise Soskolne Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)

    Emily Timm Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Workers Defense Project

    Moderated by Nicole Burrowes Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University

    Relevant Research Clusters: AI and Technology, Artistic Labor and the Humanities, Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96584980049

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/01/60806/

  2. 4:00pm 2021-06-01T17:00-05:00
    What’s Wrong with the Gig-Economy?

    In the guise of entrepreneurialism and individual freedom the gig-economy was once hailed as the solution to the ills of the degrading work relationships that formed the backbone of the capitalist economy. Legal scholar and activist Veena Dubal considers how organized workers have helped dispel this myth by speaking out about the darker side of the gig-economy. In conversation with legal labor historian William Forbath, Dubal will discuss these issues and more – from the future of the gig-economy to the potential for legal change in the aftermath of California’s Prop 22.

    Veena Dubal Professor of Law and Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair, University of California, Hastings

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    William E. Forbath Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law & Associate Dean for Research, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

    Relevant Research Clusters: AI and Technology, Essential Work

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96278435068

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/01/60826/

  3. 6:00pm 2021-06-01T19:00-05:00
    Autofac: Screening and Viewing Party I

    Please join us for this first public watch party of the “Electric Dreams” episode, Autofac, which we will discuss with celebrated cyberpunk writer and UT graduate Bruce Sterling on June 2 at 6:30 pm.

    You can also watch the episode on June 2 at 5:30pm or on your own with Amazon Prime!

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97864457088

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/01/60830/

June 2
  1. 1:00pm 2021-06-02T14:30-05:00
    Sarita Gupta: Workers at the Center

    Sarita Gupta, nationally recognized leader on labor and economic justice, will present a keynote lecture, followed by a conversation with representatives of each of our five research clusters.

    Sarita Gupta Director, Future of Work(ers), Ford Foundation

    Relevant Research Clusters: AI and Technology, Artistic Labor and the Humanities, Care Work, Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94566578855

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/02/60827/

  2. 5:30pm 2021-06-02T18:30-05:00
    Autofac: Screening and Viewing Party II

    Please join us for this second public watch party of the “Electric Dreams” episode, Autofac, immediately preceding our 6:30 pm discussion with celebrated cyberpunk writer and UT graduate Bruce Sterling.

    You can also watch the episode on your own with Amazon Prime!

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97331719108

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/02/60813/

  3. 6:30pm 2021-06-02T20:00-05:00
    A Conversation with Bruce Sterling

    This panel takes the Future of Work conversation beyond the bromides of today by meditating on yesterday’s visions of our future, as encapsulated by Philip K. Dick’s classic science fiction story “Autofac” and its recent adaptation for Amazon’s “Electric Dreams” video anthology. Participants include Dr. Simone Browne, Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, Director of the Good Systems Critical Surveillance Inquiry (CSI) Research Focus Area, and author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness; Nitin Verma, an advanced graduate student in the School of Information whose research concerns political and scientific misinformation and the ethical issues raised by machine learning technology; and the celebrated cyberpunk writer and UT graduate Bruce Sterling.

    If you’d like to watch the “Electric Dreams” episode, Autofac, you can join us at one of our two screening parties on June 1 at 6:00pm or June 2 at 5:30pm, or watch on your own with Amazon Prime!

    Bruce Sterling Science Fiction Writer

    In conversation with

    Samuel Baker Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin

    Simone Browne Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    Neville Hoad Associate Professor of English & Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin

    Nitin Verma PhD Student in the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

    Relevant Research Clusters: AI and Technology, Artistic Labor and the Humanities

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97331719108

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/02/60807/

June 3
  1. 1:00pm 2021-06-03T14:30-05:00
    The Global Dimensions of Essential Work

    A pivotal dimension of COVID-19 has been the classification of certain work(ers) as essential. In dialogue with Sara Stevano, lead author of “Essential for What? A Global Social Reproduction View on the Re-organisation of Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” respondents will discuss their own research on essential work.

    Sara Stevano Lecturer, Department of Economics, SOAS

    In discussion with:

    Mechele Dickerson Arthur L. Moller Chair in Bankruptcy Law and Practice & University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

    Karen Engle Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Founder and Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

    Sam Tabory PhD Student, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

    Sharmila Rudrappa Professor of Sociology & Director of the South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin

    Relevant Research Clusters: Care Work, Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/95596121534

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/03/60808/

June 4
  1. 1:00pm 2021-06-04T14:30-05:00
    Conversations on Caring

    Building from their work on public health, care work, and racial capitalism, the panelists discuss the lengthy and ongoing crisis in caring labor that has only been exacerbated by the current pandemic.

    Carrie Freshour Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Washington

    Libby McClure Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Occupational Safety and Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Data Health Analyst, DataWorks NC.

    Snehal Patel Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

    Sharmila Rudrappa Professor of Sociology & Director of the South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin

    Relevant Research Clusters: Care Work, Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96706403727

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/04/60828/

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  1. 12:30pm 2021-06-07T14:00-05:00
    Views from South Africa

    Faculty from the University of Texas and the University of Cape Town are beginning a collaboration on the drivers of the past, present, and future of work in South Africa. In this panel, leading South African economists set the stage for this project to generate much-needed responses to the many economic, legal, and political crises exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Haroon Bhorat Professor of Economics & Director of the Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town

    Busi Sibeko Researcher, Institute for Economic Justice

    Neva Makgetla Senior Economist at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies

    Imraan Valodia Economist & Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

    Moderated by Dennis Davis Professor of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town

    Relevant Research Clusters: Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/91970881925

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/07/60814/

June 8
  1. 3:00pm 2021-06-08T17:00-05:00
    Radical Care Work

    Participants reflect and share their work on transforming the caring crisis that has been shaping up over the decades, and heightened by COVID-19.

    Ashleigh Hamilton Community Organizer, Communities of Color United for Racial Justice (CCU)

    Vrinda Marwah PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

    Deborah Parra-Medina Professor of Mexican American and Latino Studies & Director of the Latino Research Institute, University of Austin at Texas

    Snehal Patel Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

    Lilla Pivnick PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

    Sharmila Rudrappa Professor of Sociology & Director of the South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin

    Gabriela Torres Community Organizer, Communities of Color United for Racial Justice (CCU)

    Yolanda White Executive Board Member of Texas State Employees Union (TSEU)

    Relevant Research Clusters: Care Work, Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/95661245637

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/08/60810/

June 9
  1. 1:00pm 2021-06-09T14:30-05:00
    “Heroes” of the Global South

    The movement of peoples across the globe for work, livelihoods, trade, and cultural exchange has been a constant in human history. This panel explores comparative forms of labor migration across several geographies—South Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Panelists will think critically through the cultural designation of low-waged migrant laborers as the “heroes” of the contemporary global South and their role in the global economy as vital sources of both remittances for their families and labor for the global economy.

    Hae Yeon Choo Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, Mississauga

    James Gabrillo Assistant Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, University of Texas at Austin

    Mishal Khan Postdoctoral Fellow, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin

    Rui Jie Peng PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

    Andrea Wright Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of William and Mary

    Relevant Research Clusters: Artistic Labor and the Humanities, Care Work, Essential Work, Work across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96680750873

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/09/60811/

June 10
  1. 1:00pm 2021-06-10T14:30-05:00
    Informality and the Future of Work

    The predominance of informal forms of work and means of making a living across the global South requires a critical intervention into current debates around the future of work. This moderated conversation foregrounds the complexities and challenges for people laboring in the informal sector in the South Asian and Latin American contexts.

    Rina Agarwala

    Associate Professor of Sociology & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, John Hopkins University

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    Luis Eslava Reader in International Law, University of Kent

    Moderated by Kamran Asdar Ali Professor of Anthropology, Middle East Studies, and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    Relevant Research Clusters: Care Work, Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96830085436

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/10/60812/

June 11
  1. 1:00pm 2021-06-11T14:30-05:00
    The Future of the Arts and Humanities

    Focusing on the non-economic and public benefits of the arts and humanities on campuses and in the community, we raise questions about the future of this work.

    Part I

    Charlie Lockwood Executive Director, Texas Folklife

    Rachel Magee President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Local 205

    Raasin McIntosh CEO and Creative Director of Raasin in the Sun

    J Muzacz Local Artist in Austin

    Carmen Rangel Visual Artist, Co-Founder of The Mosaic Workshop

    Part II

    Robin Moore Professor of Ethnomusicology, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin

    Sidonie Smith Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

    Moderated by Anne Lewis Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin

    Relevant Research Clusters: Artistic Labor and the Humanities, Care Work, Essential Work

    Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99025107230

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/11/60829/

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  1. 12:00pm 2021-06-16T13:15-05:00
    A Discussion with Eve Rodsky

    On June 16, 2021 from 12:00-1:15 pm CST,  The Center for Women in Law will host a virtual discussion with Eve Rodsky, the author of Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live).

    The pandemic has underscored the need for balanced workloads in the home. In her New York Times bestselling book, Rodsky uses her Harvard Law School training and years of organizational management experience to create a life-management system to help couples both rebalance all of the work it takes to run a home and reimagine their relationship, time and purpose.

    With four easy-to-follow rules, 100 household tasks, and a series of conversation starters for families, Fair Play helps prioritize what's important to your family and who should take the lead on every chore from laundry to homework to dinners.

    “Fair Play is a game-changing guide to reclaiming more time in our lives by dividing domestic work in a deceptively simple new way. As Eve Rodsky explains, the key is for each partner to take on the entirety of each task on their to-do list—from conception to planning to execution—to avoid the mental load falling on women and the conflicts that typically arise in a relationship. The Fair Play system of dealing virtual ‘cards’ to share the work it takes to run a household is revolutionary and can help you succeed and truly thrive in all aspects of your life!”—Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive

    This event is free and open to the public.

    REGISTER at this link: https://utexas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IQfcTMjjTzuUENfZW0StVw

    Eve Rodsky

    Eve Rodsky is working to change society one partnership at a time by coming up with a new 21st century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of childrearing and domestic life responsibilities regardless of whether they work outside the home.

    Eve Rodsky received her B.A. in economics and anthropology from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. After working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise high-net worth families and charitable foundations on best practices for harmonious operations, governance and disposition of funds. In her work with hundreds of families over a decade, she realized that her expertise in family mediation, strategy, and organizational management could be applied to a problem closer to home – a system for couples seeking balance, efficiency, and peace in their home. Rodsky was born and raised by a single mom in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/16/60785/

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  1. 12:00pm 2021-06-24T13:00-05:00
    Dean Bangs Drop-in Office Hours

    Drop-in hours are back! Stop by to talk about your summer job, fall classes, life in general. Check your email for the zoom link!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/24/60945/

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  1. 12:00pm 2021-06-30T13:15-05:00
    Bridging the Career Gap

    Returning to the legal profession after spending time in another field or out of the workforce can be a challenge. The Center for Women in Law is proud to partner with Mother Attorney Mentor Association of Austin (MAMAs) to host a virtual panel of experts to address ways to bridge the career gap. Topics will include leveraging your networks, maintaining and updating your skills, mentorship, and overcoming biases. The panel will also address how legal employers can recruit, welcome, and retain lawyers reentering the workforce.

    This event is generously sponsored by: Compliance

    REGISTER at this link: https://utexas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_odl_LbpxQBmYLeM8NhGXqQ

    Panelists:

    Karen Vladeck (Moderator)

    Partner, Wittliff Cutter, PLLC

    Cynthia Dow

    Executive Search & Leadership Consultant

    Global Practice Leader, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice for Russell Reynolds>

    Susanna Gallun

    Attorney-at-Law, and a Research Engineer, Scientist Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Transportation Research.

    Michelle Jackson

    Director, Pathway & Recruitment Innovations, Diversity Lab

    Eileen Lawrence

    Attorney/Owner, The Law Office of Eileen Lawrence, PLLC

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/06/30/60845/

July 1
  1. 12:00pm 2021-07-01T13:00-05:00
    Dean Bangs Drop-in Office Hours

    Drop-in hours are back! Stop by to talk about your summer job, fall classes, life in general. Check your email for the zoom link!

    Full event information: https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2021/07/01/60946/

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