2020 PNLHA Conference Program & Early Registration

Come, share, and celebrate labor history at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Labor History Association conference at the Portland State University Conference Center and Hotel on May 3-5, 2019.

See program brochure for complete details on how to register and a list of panels.

2019 Conference Program

Register early to take advantage of the fee discount and save your place at the Saturday banquet.

U.S. registration link

Canadian registration link

Conference organizers are excited about the program being developed under the theme “General Strike 1919 – 2019: Radicalism, Repression, and Solidarity”

2019, our Solidarity Centennial, marks the 100th anniversary of a watershed year in American and Canadian labor history, especially in the Pacific Northwest. The year was defined by the Seattle and Winnipeg General Strikes, the Centralia Massacre, and the wave of state sponsored repression of immigrant workers during the Palmer Raids.

Reflecting on these events, a century later encourages us to consider the significance of labor radicalism, as well as ways that organized labor has both enforced and overcome racial and gendered barriers to solidarity.

The PNLHA values intersectional approaches to working class history. Our 2019 conference includes exhibits and performances of art and music that reflect working-class culture and history. There are many inspirational speakers, panels and presentations using non-traditional, popular education approaches, with apparent current relevance.

Please note that you can also register by mail or email: Registration by Mail Conference Form. Send your registration details to PNLHA, 715 Ellsworth St., Eugene, OR 97402.

For more information contact Ron Verzuh, Oregon past-V.P. PNLHA – 541-852-5540.