July 25, 2022

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh Joining the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative for Atlanta Black Labor Strategist Event


July 25, 2022

Contact: Jason Tomlinson



Joel Mendelson

joel@jwj.org, 404-538-7877

ATLANTA, GA—On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will join the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative (ABSI) for a roundtable event at IUPAT District Council 77’s union hall on Black Labor Strategists. In addition to Secretary Walsh, the event will feature a variety of union and nonprofit leaders, those participating in the ABSI fellowship program, and more. The event will feature an engaging discussion on the current state of the labor movement in the South, the ability of workers—especially Black workers—to organize in the South, and how organizations, unions, and academics can help train the next generation of Black strategists and organizers to drive a larger conversation about our shared future.

This event is open to the press and the event will conclude with a press gaggle.

WHAT: The Advancing Black Strategists Initiative event on “Black Labor Strategists” featuring U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EDT

WHERE: IUPAT District Council 77 Union Hall, 5403 Dividend Dr., Decatur, GA 30035

WHO WILL BE THERE: Sec. Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Erica Smiley, Executive Director of Jobs With Justice; Erica Iheme, Jobs to Move America; Seitu Hart, the Georgia Film Imperative Project; David Webster, IUPAT District Council 77; and more.

For more information on the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative, please visit www.jwj.org/ABSI


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