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Professor emeritus Michael Zweig on why he wrote “Class, Race and Gender”

By Hazel Kahan

Michael Zweig, Stonybrook professor emeritus, labor scholar and activist, talks about his new bookClass, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism and why he wrote this book for young activists and leaders. Professor Zweig is founding director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; he received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan where he was a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) where he helped found the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE).

remains active in his union, United University Professions, and was a national co-convener of US Labor Against the War. In 2014 he received the Working Class Studies Association award for lifetime contributions to the field of working class studies.The foreword for Zweig’s new book was written by Rev. William Barber, founder of the Poor People’s Campaign where Michael is also an active member. (Broadcast on WPKN, October 11, 2023.)