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The Harvey J. Kaye State of Democracy Speaker Series: Sara Nelson

October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Dubbed “America’s most powerful flight attendant,” Sara Nelson will be the first in a new speaker series named in honor of UW-Green Bay Emeritus Professor Harvey J. Kaye.

Sara Nelson

Sara Nelson is the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO since 2014, representing 50,000 of aviation’s first responders at 17 airlines. She made headlines in 2020 in a historic fight to ensure aviation workers retained their paychecks, health care, and other benefits for 16 months during the COVID pandemic, while banning stock buybacks and dividends across the industry and capping executive compensation for two years after the relief period ends.

Nelson’s presentation will launch the first in a series of public lectures by prominent national figures at the University to speak about issues connected to democracy, justice, and labor.

Harvey J. Kaye

Named in honor of UW-Green Bay Emeritus Professor and award-winning scholar, The Harvey J. Kaye State of Democracy Speaker Series will consist of four featured speakers each year that span the subject matter and intellectual spirit of UW-Green Bay’s problem-focused mission. Commemorating the public engagement and broad intellectual spirit of Prof. Kaye’s career, future speakers will engage with some of the most urgent questions facing our democracy, including in the fields of workers’ rights, racial inequality, public health, technology, and journalism.

This event is made possible by the Rob and Cathy Riordan Family Foundation.

This event will stream live from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.