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EARNCon Plenary: Welcome and introductions, Keynote address: Liz Shuler, and Panel discussion: Rebuilding worker power and civic engagement in Ohio

September 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome and introductions

  • Dave Cooper, Economic Policy Institute
  • Blaine Griffin, Cleveland City Council
  • Amanda Posson, Every Texan


Keynote speaker

  • Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO



  • Daniel Ortiz, Policy Matters Ohio (Moderator)
  • Isbel Alvarado, Central Ohio Worker Center
  • Colleen Damerell, Northeast Ohio Worker Center
  • Bree Easterling, Policy Matters Ohio
  • Hannah Halbert, Policy Matters Ohio
  • J Sanchez, Columbus Education Association
  • Gabe Santohir, Starbucks Workers United


Session Description

Our opening plenary will welcome you to Cleveland and ground this conference in the work being done in Ohio to rebuild worker power and civic engagement. Ohio has a rich history of worker-led movements for economic justice. The newest incarnations of those movements are inspiring change every day, and we will hear speakers from some of those efforts this evening.


September 28, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Economic Analysis & Research Network (EARN) at Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
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The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 Saint Clair Avenue Northeast
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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The Economic Policy Institute would like to thank the following funders for their ongoing and generous support for the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN): 
  • Anonymous  
  • American Federation of Teachers 
  • Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust 
  • Ford Foundation  
  • International Association of Machinists  
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Kresge Foundation  
  • National Association of Letter Carriers  
  • National Education Association 
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation 
  • Omidyar Network
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Service Employees International Union 
  • Surdna Foundation 
  • United Auto Workers  
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
  • United Food and Commercial Workers 
  • United Steelworkers of America 
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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