||“In Search of One Big Union: The Role of Folk Songs in the American Labor Movement”
||Oct 15, 2012
||The rise of the American labor movement depended on a variety of communication tools. Dr. Corey Dolgon brings a new focus to this topic with his singing lecture, an innovative mix of folk music, lyrics, and traditional lecture in which he examines how toe-tapping tunes and political messages helped reach a wide and active grass-roots audience. Dr. Dolgon's lecture is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee and the Department of Sociology.
Dr. Corey Dolgon is Professor of Sociology and Director of Community Based Learning at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. He served as Chair of Worcester State College Department of Sociology, where he directed the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Dr. Dolgon is the author of three books, including the forthcoming Living Sociology: Social Problems, Service Learning, and Civic Engagement, and a number of works on grass-roots activism and the power of popular culture.