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February 2019

The Unpredictable Workweek: Why we need fair scheduling laws in Los Angeles

February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), 400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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Unstable hours and unpredictable scheduling practices create tremendous hardships for working people and their families. Join us for a discussion about common work hours challenges and policy solutions. Featuring LA retail workers and experts: Anna Gassman-Pines (Duke University), Julie Vogtman (National Women's Law Center), Councilwoman Lorena Gonzalez (Seattle, WA), Janna Shadduck Hernandez (UCLA), Saba Waheed (UCLA) and Cecily Harwitt (One Pennsylvania, Philadephia). RSVP here

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March 2019

A Conversation about the Santa Muerte in Mexico

March 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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A bilingual presentation (Spanish/English) by Wil G. Pansters about his forthcoming book, La Santa Muerte in Mexico: History, Devotion, and Society, University of New Mexico Press, expected fall 2019. This volume examines the history of the cult of La Santa Muerte and how it can shed light on the rise and consolidation of drug trafficking cartels in Mexico. Wil G. Pansters is professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Between 2008 and 2018 he held…

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April 2019

Re:Work Radio New Episode Premiere

April 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
kpfk.org or 90.7FM Los Angeles, 98.7FM Santa Barbara, 93.7FM San Diego, 99.5FM Ridgecrest CA

Re:Work Radio will premiere its newest episode — School Days — on KPFK. In this episode, high school teacher Rudy Dueñas takes us through his history at LA Unified School District — first as a student, then an educator — and the moments that transformed him in and out of the classroom.

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Book Talk & Panel – The Story of the Ports Trucking Campaign

April 11, 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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UCLA Law Professor Scott Cummings's new book, Blue and Green, shows how an unprecedented labor and environmental alliance mobilized to improve working conditions for low-income drivers and air quality in nearby communities. Professor Cummings will present his book, followed by a panel of organizers from the Teamsters, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Light refreshments will be served. The event is cosponsored by LAANE and the Teamsters.

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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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Free

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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