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Labor and Social Justice Fair 2010

Second Annual Labor and Social Justice Fair Finds “Common Ground” For Participants

The 2nd Annual Labor & Social Justice Fair
Theme: Uniting in Times of Crisis and Finding Common Ground

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM, Loker Student Union

Save the Date: Wednesday April 28th, 2010 Loker Student Union, California State University, Dominguez Hills. Everything will be free! (except parking, which is $4)

Together with many labor and social justice groups, high schools and local colleges, we are planning an educational event just before International Workers' Day on Aprl 28th. Our theme this year is "Unifying in Times of Crisis, Finding Common Ground." We're bringing together a wonderful group of organizations from labor, community, faith-based groups, youth culture, and political and social perspectives.

The program goes from eleven AM to nine-thirty PM. There will be outdoor activities, with booths from each organization, cultural programming and refreshments, a keynote speaker at noon. Inside Loker Student Union will be interactive workshops on key issues, as well as labor films.

The event is jointly coordinated by the Labor Studies Dept. and the Labor Studies club. In the evening, from 6:00 to 9:30 there will be a Labor art reception, music, dancing, food, a cash bar, and a silent auction raising money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

This is going to be a historic event! To get involved, contact idspace@csudh.edu or vprice@csudh.edu or call 310-243-3640. Booth applications still accepted through April 9th.


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2nd Annual Labor and Social Justice Fair 2010 Booth Registration Form [PDF]

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Save the date Flyer for the Labor and Social Justice Fair [PDF]

Sponsors for 2010 include:

  • Associated Students, Inc of CSUDH
  • Dianne Middleton Foundation
  • Dr. Frank Stricker, Emeritus Professor, Labor Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies, CSUDH
  • CSUDH 50th Anniversary Committee
  • Communications Workers of America Local 9588
  • Communications Workers of America Local 9573
  • Communications Workers of America Local 9586
  • Communications workers of America Local 9400
  • California Faculty Association Dominguez Hills Chapter
  • CWA NABET Local 53 
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Local 44
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local No. 324
  • The Marilyn Garber Human Rights Fund
  • Orange County Employees Association
  • Southwest Labor Studies Association
  • Service Employees International Union Local 721
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • Academic Professionals of California
  • Ricard J. Rametta, CSUDH Student
  • Teamsters Local # 572
  •  Piping Industry Progress and Education Trust Fund as a sponsor
  • Pile Drivers
  • Mary Lou V. Clinkenbeard
  • Writers Guild of America West

Working program:

Fair Program

9:30 Meet high school students from Venice High and Miguel Contreras High and campus tour
10:00 am to 11am Orientation for high school students in LSU
11:00 am to 12 noon High school students get lunch and look through booths and eat lunch with campus.
Free lunch for first 1000 participants!
All booths open to the public

12 to 1pm
Opening remarks, CSUDH President Mildred Garcia
Marqueece Harris-Dawson, President and CEO of the Community Coalition
Keynote speakers outside Loker Student Union
Jason George, Actor, Grey's Anatomy, and Vice President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Dr. William Perez, Professor at Claremont Graduate School, and Author of We Are Americans.

10am to 5pm International Longshoreman's and Warehouse Union will have panels and film presentation showing their history of struggle and organizing in Ballroom B, LSU.

11am to 4 pm Organizational Booths outside of Loker Student Union, music, and speakers/open mic throughout the day


1:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Workshops inside Loker Student Union

1:15 pm – 2:30pm

  • Tell your story* LSU 324/325
  • Community and Labor alliances LSU Ballroom A
  • Immigration and Dream Act LSU Ballroom C
  • Norma Rae (film) LSU 323

2:45pm – 4:00pm

  • Room A   Communities Resisting Inequality LSU 324/325
  • Room D   Labor in the Entertainment Industry LSU Ballroom A

4:15pm – 5:30pm

  • Room A Crisis in Education LSU 324/325
  • Room B Dialogue for Peace LSU Ballroom A
  • Room C Women's Work Stories, Nathaly Mendivelso, Coordinator LSU 326/327
  • Room D from 4:15 to 5 Short films LSU 323
    Natural Rights: Life, Liberty, Greed, by Dario Guerrero, and a group of students from CAMS High The Land of Orange Groves & Jails, trailer for new film on the first amendment by Judy Branfman Harvest of Loneliness, trailer for new film on the Bracero Program by  Gilbert Gonzalez and Vivian Price. Anumber of the filmmakers will be present.

6:00pm - 9:30pm  Ballroom C

  • Art exhibit and reception; Rumba and Flamenco Fusion dance music from CALE; Fundraiser for Haiti earthquake relief. Representatives from the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Union who have been to Haiti to assist will be present at the reception. Profs  Kara Zugman, Sociology, and Ron Wilkins, Africana Studies will speak on the political legacy of Haiti.

*Tell Your Story
With the changing landscape of work since post-WW II, it has been increasingly difficult to define the nature of work in America. In an effort to understand work in contemporary work in the 21st century, our workshop will conduct "person on the street" interviews to inquire about how individuals understand work in the 21st century. The workshop will offer brief training to interested undergraduates and high school students to conduct interviews during the course of the labor fair. We hope to collect 100 interviews and have them available through MP3 Files on the Labor Studies website. [This workshop will run from 1 to 5 pm] Coordinator: Dr. Anne Soon Choi achoi@csudh.edu

Immigration and Dream Act
Dr. William Perez, Professor, Claremont Graduate University
Author, We are Americans, Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream

Community and Labor alliances
Joaquin Calderon, Project Coordinator, UCLA Downtown Labor Center
How can communities benefit themselves by supporting labor struggles?

Communities Resisting Inequality
Dr. Clare Weber, Sociology
America Aceves, Coordinator, Housing Long Beach
Karume James, Organizer, Community Coalition

Labor in the Entertainment Industry
David Weiss, Secretary/Treasurer for Writers Guild of America West.

Crisis in Education
How do we understand the crisis in education and the challenges that these present to current and future educators?
Dr. Jose Prado, Sociology
Aisha Blanchard-Young, M.Ed., Teacher, Inglewood High and President, Inglewood Teacher Assoc.
Steve Teixera, Academic Professionals of California
John Perez, Retired teacher and Past President of UTLA

Dialogue for Peace
Vera Morales, Moderator
Mike Prysner, March Forward!
Rossana Cambron from Military Families Speak Out
Andy Griggs, US Labor Against the War

Women's Work Stories
Nathaly Mendivelso, Coordinator
Based on a class projects, Sociology students present collages of images and excerpts from interviews with women, along with recordings of the women's words.


Music and entertainment

Outdoor stage
Time Slot:12-5 pm between talent (if necessary for evening)1-2 pm3-4 pm4-5 pm
Music Type:D.J. musicHigh School Poet/MusicRapRap
Artist:DJ RIKROK ASTA1Definite
Listen to Music:  http://www. myspace.com/astal1http://www. myspace.com/ definitemass

Indoor evening art exhibit
Time Slot:6-8 pm
Music Type:Rumba and Flamenco Fusion
Listen to music:http://www.calemusic.com/home.html

Booth Participants:

  • Dispute Resolution Program
  • California Faculty Association
  • Colombia Peace Project
  • Housing Rights Center
  • Women in Non Traditional Employment Roles (Winter)
  • Orange County Labor Federation
  • Communications Workers of America #9400
  • NABET: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
  • AFTRA: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • Jewish Labor Committee
  • Tomboy Tools, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity Social Justice and Action, Inc. (LA CAUSA).
  • SEIU 1877
  • United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 324
  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Live to Organize
  • Teamsters Local 572
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 44 Affiliated Property Craftspersons
  •  Service Employees International Union Local 721
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
  • Labor Taskforce for universal Healthcare & Single Payer Now!
  • Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council/Watts Neighborhood Council
  • National Association of Working Women
  • Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
  • United Steel Workers Local 675
  • Orange County Employees Association (OCEA)
  • Pile Drivers Archive Preservation Fund
  • Espiritu De Nuestro Futuro
  • Students for Justice in Palestine, California State University Northridge
  • Slobodan Dimitrov Photography
  • United Students
  • UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program
  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • The South Bay LGBT Center
  • Californians United for a Responsible Budget
  • Center for the Study of Political Graphic
  • DPSS - GAIN Region VI
  • ANSWER Coalition/PSL
  • CLUE LA 
  • National Organization of Legal Service Workers/United Auto Workers
  • Women's Studies Club of CSUDH
  • Electrical Training Institute/International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11
  • Military Families Speak Out
  • Watts Labor Community Action Committee
  • Academic Professionals of California

Silent Auction
Louis XIII Side Table$3850 retail value
Russian Imperial Arm Chair$5130 retail value
Danish Regence Occasional Chair$3715 retail value

The company donating this furniture is Charles Pollock Reproductions

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