Morton Theatre, downtown Athens, GA

Free and open to the public. A panel discussion:

  • Miriam Frank: “Homophobia and anti-union legislation in the South.” Author of Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America.  
  • Anne Balay: “Queer and Trans Truckers in the age of NAFTA.”  Author of Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers and a former long-haul trucker.
  • Joshua Hollands: “There’s a Bigot in Your Biscuit: Workplace Discrimination at Cracker Barrell, Civil Rights, and Corporate Activism.”  Winner of the 2017 Robert H. Zieger Prize for the best article by a graduate student in Southern Labor Studies.
  • Moderated by: Katherine Turk, author of Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace.

SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN LABOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION WITH SUPPORT FROM UGA’S DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, PROVOST, VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH, THE WILLSON CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND ARTS, THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, THE SOUTHERN LABOR ARCHIVES, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS.