Leyla Vural (2014)

Leyla Vural has spent 20 years in the workers’ rights movement. As a union staffer and consultant, she has helped garment workers, office cleaners, nurses, and many others to win rights at work, raise standards on the job, and have a say in public life. Leyla has a B.A. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, both in geography. She’s interested in the power of people’s stories to effect change and, upon completing the oral history program, will return to advocacy work that’s based on people shaping their own agendas and speaking directly for themselves.