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January 2019

Dream Summer 2019 Facebook Live Q&A

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Free

The Dream Resource Center is currently seeking applicants for their Dream Summer 2019 fellowship. To help potential applicants, the Dream Resource Center will be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A session about Dream Summer on January 29th at 2PM PST/5PM EST.

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February 2019

Community Unionism In Japan

February 4 @ 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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A Japanese Labor Delegation will be visiting Los Angeles to share and exchange organizing strategies with local unions and worker centers. They will be visiting the Downtown Labor Center to provide a seminar describing their work and the Occupational Safety and Health movement in Japan.  A film screening of “An Ant Strikes Back” will follow the seminar with a Q&A session at the end. Free Registration: Here

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National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance Webinar

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

During this webinar, researchers Preeti Sharma and Saba Waheed will provide an overview of the UCLA Labor Center's newest report, Nail Files: A Study of Nail Salon Workers and Industry in the United States, as well as its implications for the nail salon movement nationally. Lisa Fu, Director at the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, will share the methodology and results from a survey examining work conditions for about 100 nail salon workers in the Bay Area and Southern California.…

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From Coors to California: David Sickler and the New Working Class

February 21 @ 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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This book highlights the work of one of the finest union organizers of his generation. David Sickler led the national Coors Boycott, pioneered immigrant worker organizing, and developed powerful political campaigns to defend worker rights throughout California. Come meet David Sickler and the authors and editors of the book! RSVP to this book launch To hear about more events, sign up here!

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Lessons from the LA Teachers Strike: A Conversation with UTLA Leadership

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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The Los Angeles teachers strike was a powerful victory -- a game changer for public education in Los Angeles and potentially throughout California and the nation! Join us for a public conversation with UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl and Chief Negotiator Arlene Inouye where they will share highlights from the strike, lessons for the labor and social justice movement, and what this means for the fight for quality public education. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP: Here  

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

February 28 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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