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|ACLU Mid-Peninsula Chapter Election Event|
|Date||Friday January 29|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club
474 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Palo Alto, CA 94301
|Organizer/Author||Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club|
Annual Election event for the Mid-Peninsula Chapter of the ACLU.
Light meal, wine and beer will be served. The chapter board members for 2016 will be introduced. And there will be a brief presentation of the chapter's activities during 2015.
The speaker, starting at approximately 8pm, will be Saru Jayarman, who is the author of "Behind the Kitchen Door" and an advocate for the rights of restaurant workers. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) She is also Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC in New York, which has organized restaurant workers to win workplace justice campaigns, conduct research and policy work, partner with responsible restaurants, and launch cooperatively-owned restaurants. ROC now has 10,000 members in 19 cities nationwide. The story of Saru and her co-founder's work founding ROC has been chronicled in the book The Accidental American. Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was profiled in the New York Times "Public Lives" section in 2005, and was named one of Crain's "40 Under 40" in 2008, 1010 WINS's "Newsmaker of the Year," and one of New York Magazine's "Influentials" of New York City.
Free, rsvp requested but not required to midpen.aclu [at] gmail.com