AFL-CIO's Tefere Gebre to deliver Chicago-Kent's 2016 Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture [live lecture & webcast]

March 10 lecture will focus on "Changing the Rules to Create Shared Prosperity"

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, will deliver Chicago-Kent's 11th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture on March 10.
Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, will deliver Chicago-Kent's 11th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture on March 10.

Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, will discuss "Changing the Rules to Create Shared Prosperity" March 10 at Chicago-Kent College of Law's 11th Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture. The program is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register by March 7 at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/dlll. The lecture begins at 3 p.m. in the law school's Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, 565 West Adams St. (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago.

At the AFL-CIO, Mr. Gebre focuses his attention on building partnerships between labor and community groups, immigrant rights advocates and civil rights organizations. Born in Ethiopia, he came to the United States as a teenager seeking political asylum. He worked his first union job as a night shift loader at UPS (and member of Teamsters Local 396) while attending college in California. Before joining the labor movement, he worked as a legislative aide for then-Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie L. Brown Jr.

The Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1998 by Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, as a public service to offer forums on critical workplace issues.

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. Established in 1996 at Chicago-Kent, the Institute for Law and the Workplace is a national center for research, training, dialogue, and reflection on the law that governs the workplace.

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