Sat, 26 October 2019
Karen Nussbaum, the founding director of Working America, has been fighting for the rights of working people for more than four decades. She was a founder and director of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women and president of District 925, SEIU. Karen served as the director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau during the first Clinton Administration, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women’s issues. Prior to taking on the leadership of Working America, Karen served as a special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. She is the author, with Sweeney, of the book Solutions for the New Workforce, and with Ellen Cassedy, of the book 9to5.
Author, curator, photographer, and urban spelunker Lorissa Rinehart is currently wandering the streets of Los Angeles. Her writing has recently appeared in Hyperallergic, Perfect Strangers, and Narratively, among other publications. As an independent curator, Rinehart has organized exhibitions at institutions including the Queens Museum, Flux Factory, and the Armory Show. In her free time, Rinehart photographs, researches, and writes the ethnobotanical histories of urban flora through her ongoing City Plants project.