Learn more about Molina and her course below!
1. What does your work focus on?
My work focuses on growing the labor movement in Los Angeles. I spend my time building relationships with workers and worker organizations who are shifting power into the hands of working people in our communities.
2. Why did you choose to teach LBR STD 188-1 – Building Power for Change: Labor Organizing Principles and Practices?
I chose to teach this class because I would have loved to have a class like this while I was a student at UCLA. This class is meant to provide students with an avenue into the labor movement. It will prepare students with the tools, resources and mindset needed to become a successful organizer. We will be learning about organizing in the context of the workplace and labor movement, but organizing is a transferable skill that could be used in various careers or areas of life.
3. What are you most excited for about the class?
I’m most excited to show students that organized people can beat back systems of power that are unfair and harmful. This class offers students a window into the world of organizing using the same tools workers use every day to transform their lives. The class is structured around a training clinic model that we use in our organizing institutes within the labor movement. Students will get to meet organizers from across Los Angeles who are doing the real work of building and transforming power.
Enrollment for Labor Studies 188-1 – Building Power for Change: Labor Organizing Principles and Practices NOW OPEN! The Summer 2022, Session C course will be held on Wednesdays, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. on-campus with 3 hours of fieldwork per week.