Bernhardt Labor Journalism Forum and Award Ceremony

Wed, Nov 8, 2023 at 06:00 PM

Wednesday, November 8, 6 -7:30PM: Please join the New York Labor History Association and the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University Libraries, in collaboration with LaborArts, to mark the 9th Annual Bernhardt Award with a Forum focused on labor's responses to artificial intelligence.

The 2023 Bernhardt Labor Journalism prize will be awarded to Alex Press for the article, "Hollywood Is on Strike Against High-Tech Exploitation" ( Jacobin, July 21, 2023).

FORUM - "Reports from the Front Lines - Labor Faces Artificial Intelligence" with Jane Chung (Justice Speaks), Christopher Kyle (Writers Guild of America, East) and Susan DeCarava (NewsGuild of NY).

The prize and the forum honor the late Debra E. Bernhardt, who worked in so many different realms to share the hidden histories of working people. As head of the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, she reached out to an astonishing number of people and organizations to document undocumented stories and unrecognized contributions, and to make links between past and present. The LaborArts project is dedicated to Bernhardt, and the online exhibit, Making History Personal, explores her work. Debra Bernhardt and Rachel Bernstein's Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives – A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City, features many of the materials Bernhardt brought to the Wagner Labor Archives.

The award is co-sponsored by LaborArts, Metro New York Labor Communications Council, and the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Click here for more info and to reserve your spot!