9a: The Union Leadership and Activism Masters program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst
Cedric DeLeon: respected Labor researcher, author and professor. He is also the director of the Labor Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst
Jess Speaker, SAG-AFTRA MidAtlantic Senior Business Representative, is currently a graduate student in the Union Leadership and Activism limited residency program.
9:30a: Organizing the circus: representing clowns and showgirls in the Ringling Circus
Murray Horwitz: an American playwright, lyricist, NPR broadcaster, and arts administrator who began his career working with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus as a clown for three years.
Chris Bricker: hosts Morning on the Salish every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11am on KPTZ FM, in storied Port Townsend, Washington. He's a graduate of the Ringling College of Clowns, Class of 1971 and worked with Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus for three years. Later, he traveled throughout Japan, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands and the continental U.S. performing in other circuses as well. Along the way, his musical saw playing came in handy.