Pre-Conference Sessions

Fellows Luncheon & Wrap-up Workshop
Friday, October 13, 2017 - Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This is a pre-conference activity restricted to Peggy Browning Fellows, Mentors, Board Members and invited guests only.  Fellows and Mentors will share insights about the fellowship assignments and accomplishments.  In the process, they will discuss labor issues faced by workers.  They will also examine the impact of the summer fellowships and offer suggestions for future programming.

Fellowships & Career Paths: Alumni Perspectives
Friday, October 13, 2017

This is a pre-conference activity open to students (but not to Peggy Browning Fellows) who arrive early for the conference. The Peggy Browning Fund is proud to count over 850 alumni in diverse fields across the country.  The PBF network extends widely and for nearly 20 years has helped shape the careers of hundreds of workers' rights and public intrest attorneys.  Almost 70% of our alumni can be found in international and local union legal departments, public defenders' offices, legal aid, nonprofit and human rights organizations, labor-side and employment firms, as well as in all levels of government.  This workshop will feature alumni from the DC-MD-VA area who will talk about their PBF experiences and how their fellowships helped them embark on a career of workers' rights advocacy. Information and advice will also be provided on how to apply for a fellowship for 2018.