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Ca. Student Labor Teach-In - Innovative Campaigns: Bridging Labor & Community

Saturday, March 13, 2004
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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UC Berkeley Campus - Barrows Hall

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Join us in coming together March 12-14, 2004 at UC Berkeley for the first annual “Connecting Campus & Community: California Student Labor Teach-In!”

The teach-in has three primary goals:

* education to raise awareness about critical social justice and labor movement issues

* strategizing for effective action and successful campaigns

* skills training to optimize our organizing and research

This unique gathering challenges the “pale, male, and stale” image of the labor movement in welcoming and valuing the diverse and critical contributions of all our communities and struggles. We invite students, workers, academics, organizers, and members of our communities of all backgrounds and orientations to come and help create this active, powerful space for solidarity and collective action.

Points of Vision and Expectation:

* make the labor movement “ours”
challenge the “pale, male, stale”
diverse, progressive, inclusive
* engage on global level with local level links
* highlight innovative organizing campaigns
* make plans for future work together
* state atmosphere:
imminent roll back of labor progress
UC budget will be cut again
* focus on a tangible victory
* inclusion of other campuses:
UCs, CSUs, Indep. Us, Community Colleges, High Schools…
* coalition building
* leadership development & action-oriented & coalition building
* build movement to have voice in student government
* create student labor action coalition project
* be more on the offensive
* conference is just the beginning
piece of a larger puzzle & vehicle to push us forward
* recruit to be part of labor movement
add to the future, next generation of work & activists


8:30am-6:30pm Plenary: “Innovative Local Labor Campaigns”: San Francisco hotel workers, Justice for Janitors, Healthcare for All, Environmental and Labor Coalitions, Student Strike support

Workshops: “Labor Movement 101”,” Wealth and Distribution in Society”, “Right to organize”, “Asian and Latino Workers in labor Movement”, “Student campus Campaigns for Workers rights”, “Labor and Healthcare Fights”, “Students and Workers in the Budget Crisis”, “Immigration and Labor”, “Black Workers in the Economy”, “Out at work: LGBT workers in labor movement”, ”Young Workers”, “Race Class and Gender in labor”, “Winning Family Leave: Work and Family Issues”, “Labor and the Occupation of Iraq”, “Building City Wide Living Wage/Minimum Wage Campaigns”, “Killer Coke”, “Workers Centers”, “Building Sustainable Development for Workers and the Environment”, “Working Conditions in the UC System: a Special report”, “How Strategic Research helps the movement for Social Justice”

Training: “Ant-Oppression”, “Building Anti-sweatshops Campaigns Work (Beginner and Advanced)”, “Organizing 101”,”Organizing on the Job: Young workers”, “Understanding the California budget Process”, “Power Analysis”, “Direct Action”, “Art In Struggle”
Added to the calendar on Fri, Mar 12, 2004 11:45PM
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