Living in a Precarious World:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Living in a Precarious World:(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich, acclaimed novelist Justin Torres and DC Jobs with Justice leader Nikki Lewis are among those leading a series of discussions today and tomorrow about “our increasingly precarious work and lives in this rapidly changing economy.” The free symposium and literary festival -- “Living in a Precarious World: Art, Labor, and the New Economic Precarity” – runs today and tomorrow at Georgetown University’s Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice and is sponsored by Georgetown's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. In response to the rise of precarity -- a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare -- artists, journalists, activists, and academics have debated the larger stakes and implications of this new “precariat.” How does the struggle to get by shape our lives, our relationships, and our social institutions? How do we challenge the rise of precarity, and what, if anything, does it offer as the basis for resistance? “Living in a Precarious World” will explore these questions through commentary, fiction, poetry, and interactive performance. All events are free and open to the public.


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