2018 Summer Schools

The 2018 Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women will be held at Sonoma State University from July 10 - 14, 2018.It will be hosted by the UC Berkeley Labor Center.

Questions about the 2018 Institute should be directed to Karen Orlando, , 510-725-7041

The UC Berkeley Labor Center has also established a scholarship fund to help women attend. Please consider donating. Your contribution is an investment in the next geneation of women labor activists. For questions about donations, call 510-642-4072.

For a save-the-date flyer, and more informaiton on the scholarship click here: pdf SIUW 2018 Western Region Save the date (7.10 MB)


2017 Summer Schools

The 2017 Midwest School for Women Workers will be held from July 16 -20, 2017 at the University of Wisconson, Madison School for Workers. The theme is "Women Rising". For full information, including a registration form, download the brochure here: pdf 2017 Midwest School for Women Workers (3.19 MB)

Register online at Midwestwomenworkers.org

Email them at:

The 2017 Northeast School will be at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA, from Saturday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 26th. The school will be conducted in English and in Spanish. For more information, email them at: .

Download brochures in English and Spanish here:

pdf Northeast Women's Summer School brochure- English (216 KB)

pdf Folleto de la Escuela del Noreste para Mujeres (220 KB)

The 2017 Western Summer Institute for Union Women will take place June 28 -July 1 at Ala Moana Hotel, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The theme is "Continuing the Legacy: Responding with Direction, Unity and Strength". The coordinator is Leslie Lopez or  808-689-2764.

Download Save the Date flyer here: Western SIUW Save the Date flyer

More information is available on their website, including registration, schedule, and hotel and flight information

The 2017 Southern Women Worker Summer School will be held at Highlander Center, Newmarket, TN, from July 20 - July 23. The theme is "Building Worker Power in the South!". For information, contact Susan Williams at Highlander Center: , 865-360-7042.

Download Save the Date flyer here: Southern Women's School 2017 STD flyer

Register online here: http://highlandercenter.org/uale-womens-summer-labor-school-july-20-23-2017/


 More information about the 2017 UALE Women's Summer Schools will be posted on this page as it becomes available.


Other 2017 Women's Summer Schools

The schools listed below are not sponsored by UALE. However, they have similar goals and methods, and are include UALE members among their organizers and teachers. 

Polk School: The 2017 Regina V. Polk Women's Leadership Conference will be held May 3 - May 7 at Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL.

Theme: "Let's Get Creative! Grievance Handling and Contract Enforcement"
Cost: $675/person (inclusive) - Scholarships Available
Download Save the Date flyer here: pdf Save the Date Polk 2017 (30 KB)  
Apply online at www.reginapolkschool.org
Or email
Note: Online applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.

Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD): "Resist: Strength, Strategy and Solidarity" will be the theme for the 2017 WILD Summer Institute, to be held June 23-25 at Bridgewater (MA) State University Selected Classes will be held in both Spanish and Portuguese. For more information, contact Kathy Casavant

Registrater online here.    Download brochure here: pdf WILD 2017 brochure (872 KB)

2016 UALE Women's Summer Schools

UALE held 3 Women's Summer Schools in 2016. The Southern school was cancelled due to low enrollment. Photos from Midwest and Northeast Women's Summer Schools can be seen in our Galleries. (Click on link at bottom)

For reports on past schools, see the Past Schools tab. For photos from each of them, see Galleries 

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