CSU Dominguez Hills Hosts Third Annual Labor and Social Justice & Earth Day Fair

Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Labor Studies Program and Labor Studies Club presents the Third Annual Labor, Social and Environmental Justice Fair on Thursday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the east walkway of the Loker Student Union. The fair – with the theme “Healthy Jobs … [Read more...]

Guest Lecturer Verónica Leyva to Discuss Violence and Survival at the U.S./Mexico Border

WHAT: Ciudad Juarez and Grassroots Resistance to Militarization WHEN: Wednesday, November 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Loker Student Union, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA Verónica Leyva, a grassroots organizer in Ciudad Juárez, … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Professor’s Documentary on Mexican Migrant Worker Bracero Program Screens on Campus

WHAT:        “Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program” screening WHEN:        Monday, October 25, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. WHERE:      Loker Student Union Ballroom, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA COST:          free “Harvest of … [Read more...]

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

Representatives of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW 324) with Manny Lares, president, Labor Studies Club. L-R: Jose Perez, special representative, Lares, Maria Rosa Ibarra Lopez, organizer, and Matt Hart Photos by Joanie Harmon

The Labor Studies Program and its student-led Labor Studies Club at California State University, Dominguez Hills presented the Second Annual Labor and Social Justice Fair, on April 28 on campus. This year’s theme, “Uniting in Times of Crisis, Finding Common Ground” brought together … [Read more...]

Partnership Between Labor Studies, University Library, and National Experts Creates Archive of Women in the Building Trades

National archivists, scholars, and historians are working to create an archive of women in the building trades at CSU Dominguez Hills L-R, back row: Stewart Baker, webmaster, University Library, CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH); Danelle Moon, archivist, San Jose State University Special Collections; Dr. Elizabeth Yakel, associate professor, School of Information, University of Michigan; Lynda DeLoach, archivist, George Meany Memorial Archives, National Labor College, Greg Williams, director, University Archives and Special Collections, CSUDH; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Hurst Associates, Ltd., Syracuse, New York L-R, front row: Catherine Hiebert Kerst, archivist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress; Catherine Powell, director, Labor Archives at San Francisco State University; Dr. Vivian Price, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, CSUDH; and Veronica Ciocia-D'Aquino, intern, University Archives and Special Collections, CSUDH In front: Melina Harris, president, Sisters in the Building Trades

Last fall, Vivian Price, assistant professor and coordinator of labor studies, and Greg Williams, director of University Archives and Special Collections, received a $25,000 digital start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their project, "New Approaches: Tradeswomen … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Hosts Second Annual Labor and Social Justice Fair

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Labor Studies Program and its student-led Labor Studies Club will present the Second Annual Labor and Social Justice Fair, on Wednesday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in and around the Loker Student Union on campus. The fair is free … [Read more...]

Grant Awarded to Labor Studies Professor and University Archivist for Interactive Archive of Tradeswomen

Greg Williams, director, University Archives and Special Collections and Vivian Price, assistant professor and coordinator of labor studies

Vivian Price, assistant professor and coordinator of labor studies and Greg Williams, director, University Archives and Special Collections, have received a $25,000 digital start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their project, “New Approaches: Tradeswomen Archive … [Read more...]

Inaugural Labor and Social Justice Fair at CSU Dominguez Hills Features History Makers and Entertainment to Present Labor Issues

The first-ever Labor and Social Justice Fair at California State University, Dominguez Hills will take place on Thursday, April 30, from noon to 9 p.m. The date of the event was chosen by its proximity to May 1, or May Day, an international holiday recognizing the achievements of the labor movement … [Read more...]

Vivian Price: Labor Studies Gives Professor and Filmmaker a Lot to Work With

When Vivian Price was working on her master’s degree in history at the University of Texas at Austin, she took a job in a fiberglass boat factory. “That really opened my eyes,” says the assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies. “We had to take salt pills to keep from fainting because the … [Read more...]