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Kylie’s own words:
“I’m from a family in which almost every member is an employee of a union factory, which has contributed to my academic and personal interest in the labor movement.
Because of the protests, I was offered (and accepted) a position as a community organizer for a hospitality workers’ union in Indianapolis. Over a period of 2 months, I worked on a project that drew political and community attention to the plight of hotel workers in the city and got over 700 people to sign pledges to “adopt” a worker and take on the cause as their own. Of those 700, over 500 community members (not associated with hospitality industry in any way) showed up to a city council meeting to protest the mistreatment of the workers and demand change.
Being involved in the protests was a monumental experience for me as an individual. It contributed to my understanding of the labor movement and the political process, while simultaneously challenging the way that I identified myself and my place in society. “