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May 2019

Nonviolence and Sanctuary: Justice and the Moral Arc of the Immigrant Rights Movement

May 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UCLA W.G. Young Hall/ UCLA WG Young CS 50, 607 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Please join us at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, for a nonviolence teach-in to raise awareness about the immigrant rights and sanctuary movement in the U.S. in the context of nonviolent struggle. Speakers: Rev. James Lawson, Jr., leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence during U.S. freedom movement Nana Gyamfi, Black Alliance for Just Immigration Phal Sok, Youth Justice Coalition Guillermo Torres, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice RSVP here. Closest Parking Structure: Lot 2

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June 2019

Waking Dream – Free Film Screening

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for a free film screening of Waking Dream and a follow-up panel discussion with the film’s participants! Waking Dream is a documentary that weaves together the stories of six DACA recipients as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship.

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October 2019

Book Talk with Steven Greenhouse

October 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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Join us for a conversation with Steven Greenhouse, author of 'BEATEN DOWN, WORKED UP: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor.' Steven Greenhouse was a reporter for The New York Times from 1983 to 2014, where he covered labor and the workplace for nineteen years.

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Working Families in Focus: Shorts Program and Photography Exhibit

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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Free

Filmmakers, photographers, poets, and musicians of color will share works that uplift the resilience and power of immigrant working families.

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November 2019

UndocuStories – A Free Theater Performance

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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UndocuStories, a free theater performance, is presented to you by members of the undocumented immigrant community and allies.

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December 2019

Film Screening: In Times of Rain with Dr. Itandehui Jansen

December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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Join us for a screening of In Times of Rain and conversation with Dr. Itandehui Jansen. About the film: The story explores the changing way of life and environment in Indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico due to migration and globalization. Throughout the world we are at present witnessing how the countryside is abandoned and transformed in favor of urban cities. This, often painful, migration from rural villages to urban centers affects many Indigenous generations and has great lasting impact, such…

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May 2020

Labor’s Voice: Right to Recall & Retention

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live

Join the UCLA Labor Center and Los Angeles Labor on Monday, May 11 as we kick-off Labor's Voice: a labor education series featuring the voices of workers, labor leaders, community leaders, and educators to promote inspiring ideas to advance policy change in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. We will cover the historic right to recall & retention legislation passed in the City of Los Angeles and how it will protect tens of thousands of workers across the city. This event…

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Labor’s Voice: The Essential Workers Keeping Us Fed

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live

Join the UCLA Labor Center and Los Angeles County Federation of Labor on Wednesday, May 27 for our second episode of Labor's Voices, a labor education series featuring the voices of workers, labor leaders, community leaders, and educators to promote inspiring ideas to advance policy change in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. This week we will be discussing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the essential workers that are keeping us fed - farmworkers, drivers, and grocery…

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June 2020

Labor’s Voice: Racial Injustice (feat. Rev. James Lawson, Jr)

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live

Join the UCLA Labor Center and Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO on Monday, June 8 for our third episode of Labor's Voice, a labor education series featuring the voices of workers, labor leaders, community leaders, and educators to promote inspiring ideas to advance policy change. This episode will feature the powerful voice of Rev. James Lawson, Jr., a Methodist minister and a key architect of the nonviolent tactics of the Civil Rights Movement. On the eve of his…

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Labor’s Voice: Driving Change in the Gig Economy

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live

Join the UCLA Labor Center and Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO on Monday, June 29 at 7 PM PDT for our fourth episode of Labor's Voice, a labor education series featuring the voices of workers, labor leaders, community leaders, and educators to promote inspiring ideas to advance policy change. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed increasingly troublesome patterns in the "Gig Economy". From misclassifying workers to not providing PPE, corporations have continued to exploit workers when worker protections…

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