Elise Bryant

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Elise Bryant served for over 18 years as Michigan’s trade union community both as an educator and cultural worker. A lifetime member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Elise organized Michigan’s first Latino Workers Leadership Institute and coordinated the Michigan Summer School for Women Workers as well as the Black Men in Unions Institute. She joined the National Writers Union and began her screenwriting career with a script for the documentary, Porgy and Bess: an American Voice which aired last year on PBS. After working for 35 years as a labor educator, Elise retired from her professorship at the National Labor College to start her own consulting service, the E.L.I.S.E. Consortium. She also founded the D.C. Labor Chorus, is the current executive director of the Labor Heritage Foundation and in 2017, became the President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW).[1]

Town Hall Forum on the Unemployment Crisis

Town Hall Forum on the Unemployment Crisis on Sunday, August 16, at 8:00 PM Eastern.

The forum will feature conversations with Elise Bryant, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW); Kooper Caraway, President, Sioux City Central Labor Council; Brad Crowder, Austin Unemployed; Bill Fletcher, Executive Editor of globalafricanworker.com and former director of TransAfrica Forum; Joe Henry, President, Iowa League of Latin American Citizens; and Judith LeBlanc, Director, Native Organizers Alliance.[2]

Poor People’s Campaign

Valerie Jean December 13, 2018 ·

I am so grateful for the #PoorPeoplesCampaign It gives me so much hope for the future.

These are just a few of my fav moments from the first part of 2018.


The Poor People's Campaign:... See More — with Kim Redigan, Elise Bryant, Claire McClinton, Luci Murphy, Carolyn Baker, Erica Williams, Maureen Taylor, Marian Kramer, Tommy Tackett, Darryl E. Jordan, Charon Hribar, Nia Eubanks-Dixon, Jennifer Teed and Nicole Hill.