Labor, Social and Environmental Justice Fair April 25

Labor-fair-design-2017Students, faculty, labor and community organizations from across the greater Los Angeles area will come together to celebrate the Ninth Annual Labor, Social and Environmental Justice Fair hosted by the California State University Dominguez Hills Labor and Social Justice Club and Labor Studies Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.

The day-long fair is designed to connect students and members of the community with local unions and community organizations that are doing social justice work, while enjoying art, music, dance and theater.

“We’re proud to be sponsored by unions, student government and individual donations. We’re overjoyed to have the participation of over 40 social justice organizations with useful resources and information. As attacks on people based on race and religion and free speech mount under this administration, and the rights for a clean environment and good, safe jobs shrink and the very right to organize collectively is in jeopardy, we need to share our resources and work together.” said Vivian Price, Labor Studies Program coordinator and one of the advisors for the fair, which is organized by students. The Rose Black Resource Center is a co-sponsor, and Jonathan Henderson, director of the Center, is a key organizer.

WHO: Workers’ rights and community leaders, social justice artists and musicians and students from CSUDH and neighborhood high schools and community colleges.

WHAT: Ninth Annual CSUDH Labor, Environmental and Social Justice Fair.

WHERE:  1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747, Loker Student Union East Walkway and inside the Student Union

DATE: Tuesday, April 25

TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Speakers include poets Yosimar Reyes and Claudia Rodriguez, Watts Writers Workshop veteran Odie Hawkins, Indigenous Rights scholar Sara Obenauer. Among the topics of discussion will be how to organize against attacks on workers’ rights, particularly from the Supreme Court and Congress. Know your Rights trainings will be taking place during the day hosted by the ACLU and UNITE HERE, as well as workshops by students in the CSUDH Negotiation Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program for high school guests.

Students and visitors will hear the sounds of live music including Earth Arrow and Inner City Dwellers. Art groups like Legacy LA and students from CSUDH Art and Design Department will table with innovative opportunities for participants to create art and silkscreen shirts with social justice themes.

The fair is open to the public, with free entry, free food (while supplies last), and parking is only $6 for those without permits.

This event’s sponsors include the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; United Food and Commercial Workers; California Faculty Association; the ILWU 13 (International Longshore and Warehouse Union); the ILWU Credit Union; ILWU Pensioners; International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees; Los Angeles County Federation of Labor; California Teaching Association; American Federation of Teachers College Guild; Ford & Wallach Law Firm; Lanzone Morgan Law Firm; the Service Employees International Union 721; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; and Associated Students, Inc.

For more information, contact (310) 243-3640.