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Ca. Student Labor Teach-In - Globalization and Workers Rights

Date:
Sunday, March 14, 2004
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
UC Berkeley Campus - Barrows Hall

See also: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/connecting/

CONNECTING CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

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

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Schedule:
9:30am-4:30pm Panel: “Globalization and Workers Rights” Trade Agreements, Workers Rights under FTAA, Anti-Sweatshop Movement, Impact of Student organizing on Workers Rights around the world

Workshops: “Impact of Labor on the Political System”, “Career Fair: Jobs in the movement for Social Justice”, “Struggles of Workers in the UC System-Campus Unions speak”

Training: “Fundraising 101”, “Building Lasting Coalitions”

* DOLORES HUERTA: Closing Address

* SOLIDARITY ACTION! Join Bay Area RALLY FOR SAFEWAY WORKERS (San Francisco
Added to the calendar on Fri, Mar 12, 2004 11:49PM
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