WISE Workshop/Conference Series


What is the WISE@Wayne conference series all about?

The Labor Studies Center at Wayne State University has created the WISE (Workers in Solidarity & Education) conference series that is committed to the teaching and learning of workers through innovative and advanced labor education programs. Our WISE educational events focus on empowering workers by strengthening highly sought after skills including leadership, communication and strategic planning.  WISE@Wayne conferences will also provide the space for workers from various industries, occupations, experiences and backgrounds to connect through common struggles and identify effective strategies that build solidarity and power in their workplaces, unions and communities. 


In accordance with the guidelines from the CDC and the Wayne State University Provost about maintaining social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are postponing the Workers in Solidarity & Education  (WISE) Conference scheduled for Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28, 2020.  We hope to reschedule the WISE Conference for November 12, 13 and 14, 2020.








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"The Building Bridges Conference: Connecting our Struggles and Identifying Strategies to Build Strength and Solidarity"



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February 2018 Conference Sponsors