Welcome to the Labor, Social and Environmental Justice Labor Fair page
Greetings from the CSU Dominguez Hills Labor Studies Club!
On Behalf of the Labor Studies Club and the Labor Studies Dept. of California State University Dominguez Hills, we would like to invite you to participate in the Labor, Social, and Environmental Justice Fair to be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 9 AM to 4 PM on the campus of CSU Dominguez Hills. Organizations will set up at around 8 AM. Our planning committee, consisting of students, community and labor organizations is working on the program, and we are inviting you to be part of this great event!
This is the fifth year for the Fair. Last year, we were very pleased with the wonderful turnout we were able to achieve, with 300 high school students coming from four different schools, dozens of community college students and over 700 of our own students attending.
This Fair has multiple goals. CSUDH is the only four-year university in Southern California to offer a major in Labor Studies. We think it is crucial to honor labor and promote labor studies, and we want to build our support for the labor and social justice community. We view the Fair as an opportunity to deepen connections among campuses, labor unions, workers’ centers, community organizations, and people: students, faculty, union folk and community members. It is a space for transmitting information about organizing campaigns and work issues, jobs and internships, and discussions about broader issues.
We plan to repeat our successful format of holding outdoor booths for many organizations where one-on-one conversations can be held while workshops and panels on a host of issues go on indoors, programmed by our events committee with involvement from organizations like yours. Faculty and students, community members and union workers and officials will move between the indoor meetings, exhibits, and the outdoor booth spaces with cultural programming and refreshments. This year we are also working with the Multicultural Center on our campus to expand our work to more students.
Please join us in providing us with your ideas and involvement to make this conference a success. To apply for a free booth, download and fill out and send in the booth application. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. More details will be available soon.
If you are coming from off-campus, you will need to park in one of the lots on campus and purchase a $5 parking permit at a kiosk. Here's the CSUDH map. The event will take place outside Loker Student Union, which is #26 on the map.
Hope to hear from you!
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies/PACE; Coordinator, Labor Studies California State University, Dominguez Hills Small College 130
1000 E Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
Evaluations for students and group participants will be put into a raffle to win a prize. Turn your evaluation in at the Labor Studies booth.
9-3:30 PM - 50 + Groups provide information on justice work
9-9:30 - Art Workshop Introduction (and throughout the day) Representatives of the groups attending the fair will have an open mic to tell us about their work and their perspectives. (and throughout the day)
9:30-10 - Silk Screening Demonstration (and throughout the day)
10:30-11 - Music Band: Neveryoumind
10-10:15 - Pedro Garcia (High School Rapper) in Ballroom
10:30-11:30 - Theater of the Oppressed in Ballroom
11:30–12 - Aztec Dancers
12–1 - Keynote Speakers:
Among the featured speakers is Dave Campbell, Secretary Treasurer of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675. USW has been at the forefront of labor organizing in Carson and internationally, with their support of the car washeros in Los Angeles, of worker organizing in the US and Mexico. Campbell will speak on Worker Cooperatives and the need to create our own jobs and economy, the cutting edge and nexus of immigrant rights and union organizing. Luisa Gratz, President of ILWU Local 26, will share her perspective on labor and politics. Jimi Castillo will speak about his vision of social justice. Jimi is the Pipe Carrier for the Tongva and the Acjachemen, a Sundancer, and a member of the Bear Society. David Arian, the former International President of the International Longshore Workers Union, and director of the Harry Bridges Institute, will say a few words about labor and community relations.
1:00-2:00 - Workshop Student Engagement.California Student Union Project and Students for Quality Education outside stage
2:30-3:00 - Shining Sons (Rap Group) outside stage
2:30-3:30 - Re-appropriation of the Harlem Shake
3:00-4:00 PM - Feed the Feeble
Booth Participants:9am to 5pm
- AFSCME International
- Agents of Change L.A.
- AnakBayan Los Angeles
- Common Cause
- Biology - Ecology Club
- California Teachers Association
- Champions of Caring Connections
- Clean Carwash Campaign
- Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)
- Danza Azteca Xochipilli
- Dr. Gabel G.F. Hunt, LLC
- Earth Science Club
- East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
- Facts/Fair Chance Project
- Filipino Migrant Center
- Healthcare for All - LA
- Housing Rights Center
- ILWU Southern California District Council
- International Youth and Students for Social Equality
- Justice Corps
- LAANE ( LA Alliance for a New Economy)
- Levy, Ford & Wallach
- Live Love Laugh Charity/Local Branch 24 Mail Carrier
- Los Angeles City Attorney's Office - Dispute Resolution Program
- Money Out - Voters In Coalition
- Nabet-CWA Local 53
- Occupy the Hood Los Angeles
- Occupy Torrance
- Ohana Wellness Center
- Pathfinder Books
- Protectors of Earth Mother
- Queen Califia Publishing
- Radical Women
- San Pedro Neighbors for Peace & Justice
- Santa Ana Educator Association
- School of the Americas Watch-LA (SOA Watch-LA) & L.A.
- Science Society of CSUDH
- SEIU Local 1000
- South Bay LGBT Center
- South Central Farmers
- Southwest Carpenters Training Fund
- The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
- The Virtuous Woman Ministries,
- United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 324
- Women in Nontraditional Employment Roles
- Zero Waste Co.
- 1 Love movement
- SQE and CFA
CSU Dominguez Hills Hosts the Fifth Annual Labor, Social & Environmental Justice Fair
(Carson, CA) – The California State University Dominguez Hills Labor Studies Program and Labor Studies Club presents the Fifth Annual Labor, Social and Environmental Justice Fair on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East walkway of the Loker Student Union. The fair – with the theme, “Plant the Seeds of Change”– is free and open to the public.
“Anyone who is interested in becoming involved in labor, social justice and/or environmental work, or simply wants to learn about current issues is invited to attend the fair,” said Vivian Price, Ph.D., Labor Studies Program coordinator and advisor for the fair. The daylong fair is designed to connect students and members of the community with local unions and organizations that are doing social justice work.
Among the featured speakers is Dave Campbell, Secretary Treasurer of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675. USW has been at the forefront of labor organizing in Carson and internationally, with their support of the car washeros in Los Angeles, of worker organizing in the US and Mexico. Campbell will speak on Worker Cooperatives and the need to create our own jobs and economy, the cutting edge and nexus of immigrant rights and union organizing. Jimi Castillo will speak about his vision of social justice. Jimi is the Pipe Carrier for the Tongva and the Acjachemen, a Sundancer, and a member of the Bear Society. Performers at the Fair include the socially conscious rap group Shining Sons, a local blues band, the Salt Shakers, the always popular Aztec dancers, as well as a number of others. David Arian, the former International President of the International Longshore Association, and director of the Harry Bridges Institute, will say a few words about labor and community relations. Representatives of the groups attending the fair will have an open mic to tell us about their work and their perspectives. Films will screen in Loker Student Union. An orchid display will take up residency near the bookstore. Next to the orchids, posters made by students in Professor Verba’s Latin American History class will be perched on easels. The famous submersible underwater sea vehicle will be stationed near the stage on the East Walkway. Student organizing and Coalition Building are two of the afternoon workshops.
A variety of community groups and labor organizations will host informational booths and workshops throughout the day as part of the fair’s programming. In addition, the fair will host a special program for local high school students in the Loker Student Union. Miguel Gutierrez, professor of Chicana/o Studies, is directing students in Theater of the Oppressed Forum Theater to spark an interactive discussion of contemporary issues. Visitors, including students from many of the Los Angeles Community Colleges, are expected to converge on our campus to meet and discuss educational justice issues. Stencil artists, upcycling art workshops, silkscreening, music, dance and theater will round out the programming for this year.
In 2012, more than 50 local unions and community groups attended the fair, including the Service Employees International Union, California Faculty Association, the California School Employee’s Association, Teamsters, Clergy & Laity, Black Workers’ Center, Espiritu de Nuestro Futuro, Housing Rights Center, United Steelworkers, and Pride at Work.
The fair will continue its tradition of introducing new students to the university and to the Labor Studies program. The Labor Studies program has been a part of CSU Dominguez Hills since 1977 and is the only such bachelor’s degree program at a state-supported university in Southern California.
On-campus parking is available. Daily visitor permits are $5 and can be purchased using cash, credit or debit cards at kiosk machines located in each lot. CSU Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747.
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Past Labor and Social Justice Fairs
Labor and Social Justice Fair - Year 2012
Labor and Social Justice Fair - Year 2011
Labor and Social Justice Fair - Year 2010
Labor and Social Justice Fair - Year 2009