Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities


In this paper, the historical and social implications of our economic and social systems are analyzed in how they affect cultural opportunities for major movements of solidarity and class consciousness. Following the decline of the labor movement, the author explores what possible factors have impacted this barrier to increased class consciousness and identity development. The author explores how our workforce is structured to limit contact and opportunities for connection through systems of capitalism and neoliberalism. The paper is concluded with a reflection on a conversation about wealth, whiteness, and class with the author’s housemates.

Author Biography

Ariel Hasak-Lowy is a senior at Macalester College majoring in American Studies and Educational Studies. Ariel is from Evanston, IL and loves to spend time cooking and building community with her pod.

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