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Eyewitness Report on Militant Puerto Rico Teachers' Union Struggles
Date Thursday December 04
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
48 S 7th St San Jose
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorSan Jose Peace Center
Eyewitness Report on Militant Puerto Rico Teachers' Union Struggles

The Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico (FMPR) is one of the most militant and active group of teachers in the world. It is democratically run and represents the 40,000 teachers of Puerto Rico.

Join us for a special presentation by Puerto Rican film maker and FMPR supporter Pedro Angel Rivera, who will speak about the struggle of the union to maintain its independence and its right to strike.

Pedro Angel Rivera is a labor film maker in Puerto Rico who won recognition with his films "Operation Bootstrap" and "Plena Is Song, Plena Is Work." He is now producing labor videos for the FMPR and will screen a short video on the recent teachers' struggle.

December 4, 7 PM (Refreshments at 6:30 PM)
48 S 7th St
San Jose, California
Donation: $5-10 sliding scale (no one turned away)

Sponsored by San Jose Peace And Justice Center, MAIZ and
Peace and Freedom Party of California, PSI, ISO (partial list)

Added to the calendar on Thursday Nov 27th, 2008 10:25 AM

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